Frank Rowley examines the future implications of public spending cuts for the youth of today; and the general lack of optimism and hope for the future capitalism produces among the youth and working people.
Communist Party members and supporters in London, the Home Counties and the South East are being asked to help mobilise for the major protest against government austerity and post-Covid plans, at the demonstration called by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity for Saturday 26 June.
The government has invested less than two-thirds of the estimated cost of properly funding childcare, recently released documents have revealed. According to these government briefing documents, the rates of funding for 2020-2021 did not meet the required amount to fund the free childcare initiative, which offers parents of three and four year old children thirty hours of free childcare per week.
The proposals will further criminalise children and will fail to address the essence of their trauma, instead of tackling the systemic social issues that plague young people today.
The Boundary Commission for England has announced plans for redrawing over 90% of parliamentary constituencies. The changes made would ensure all MP’s have between 69,724 and 77,062 constituents, though some island constituencies such as Anglesey or the Isle of Wight will not be held to these requirements.
As of Thursday (3 June 2021), 26,422,303 people across the UK have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, also confirmed that three quarters of UK adults have had their first jab. One of the few achievements in an otherwise disastrous response from the UK Government over the last 15 months.
George Galloway has announced his intention to stand in the forthcoming Batley and Spen by-election as a candidate for the Workers’ Party of Britain.
Excoriating claims were made by former Chief Aide to the Prime Minister Dominic Cummings in a 7-hour parliamentary inquiry hearing this week. The inquiry was launched to uncover the horrible mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic under the Tory government that so far has left at least 130,000 dead. Cummings testified against Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock, with whom he was often present in making major decisions surrounding the pandemic.
Following the government’s unveiling of a transport ‘overhaul’ plan last Thursday including nationalisation of the railway system, many on social media were left puzzled.
Nearly four years since the Grenfell catastrophe, the public costs have surpassed £500 million following the announcement that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea had spent £406 million on its response and recovery work.