The French government’s former Minister of Health, Agnes Buzyn, has been charged with “endangering the lives of others” over her mishandling of the pandemic.
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has announced his intention to step down as leader of the country’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as his government fails to effectively tackle the spread of Covid-19.
Efrem Craig reflects on the effects that the pandemic has had on teaching, whilst making the case for a socialist education system
The Conservative government are set to end both the furlough scheme and Universal Credit uplift on 30 September, in an attempt to further shift the burden of the Coronavirus pandemic off of the government and onto workers. The planned end to support this autumn would see the 1.9 million people still on furlough having to return to work, while those on Universal Credit would lose the £20 a week uplift brought in earlier in the pandemic.
The ongoing pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the UK economy. While the socialist countries have been able to move past this period of turmoil, protecting their economy, and more importantly, saving countless lives; the UK continues to suffer.
Today, the National Education Union had 400,000 people view its Zoom call including 70,000 members, making it the largest online political meeting in British history.
Across the UK yesterday, further lockdown measures were announced and plans for a break in the restrictions have been curtailed. As Christmas week looms, the latest measures further highlight the Government’s total failure to contain the virus which has killed tens of thousands across the country since March. Despite repeated lockdowns the country remains in the grips of the deadly virus.