Tory peer at centre of PPE Medpro corruption scandal
The National Crime Agency is carrying out an investigation into PPE Medpro, a company that won itself millions in Covid related contracts after Tory peer Michelle Mone recommended the company to the government.
On the conception of freedoms: towards a socialist theory of human rights
“Socialists must disengage from the bourgeois conception of human rights”, writes Ethan Chan
Tories to end self-isolation rules in England
Boris Johnson has announced that the government will lift all domestic Covid-19 restrictions for England by the end of February, despite daily cases still numbering in the tens of thousands.
“Everyone’s happy to do their part”: interview with a Chinese citizen in lockdown
Eben Dombay Williams interviews a Chinese citizen about the government’s handling of COVID-19 and what it’s like being in self-isolation there
Should schools be reopening despite Covid?
As it stands, schools simply do not have the ability to limit Covid spread. Class sizes are too large – nearing thirty in many schools, teachers are off work due to Covid, and many rooms have poor ventilation
NHS staff and testing shortages leave staff overworked
Shortages of staff and testing kits have left the NHS stretched thin, as Covid-19 cases continue to rise across Britain
What’s the point of the Scottish government’s ‘non-optional guidance’ on Covid?
Scotland is sleepwalking into a fresh crisis under the SNP-Green coalition, writes Johnnie Hunter
Tories used “VIP lane” to award their friends millions in PPE contracts, leaked list shows
A leaked report published this week reveals how several Conservative peers and MPs funnelled companies towards a “VIP lane” for PPE contracts, with many of these firms holding personal connections to these politicians
Douglas Ross named in developing Tory sleaze scandal
Scottish Tory leader, Douglas Ross, has reported himself to the Parliamentary ombudsman over undeclared earnings from his MSP salary and his work as a Scottish referee, for which he earned £6700
RMT union holds annual conference in Leeds
On Monday, the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) opened their annual general meeting in Leeds. Addressing members, General Secretary Mick Lynch warned that the Conservative government is set to recoup the billions of pounds it spent fighting Covid-19 by attacking workers