Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan on Saturday calling for the military to seize power as the country grapples with the biggest political crisis in its two-year transition from the government of long-standing president Omar al Bashir who was removed from power in 2019.
The UK inflation rate hit 3.2% this August – the biggest increase since records began in 1997. Unsurprisingly, this inflation hike will disproportionately affect working class families.
A total of 5.6 million people were waiting to start treatment at the end of July this year, the highest number since records began back in August 2007.
One hundred groups have implored the Prime Minister to abandon the looming cut to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit, calling it “the biggest overnight cut to the basic rate of social security since World War II”.
Sharon Graham has promised to re-focus Unite’s efforts into defending job security, pay, and working conditions.
In a open letter, the footballer and child poverty campaigner, Marcus Rashford, has called on health professionals to spread the word about the government’s Healthy Start scheme, in a bid to increase take up among eligible families.
Whilst Tory ministers celebrate so called “freedom day” in England, coronavirus is ripping through the UK, leading to mounting health problems caused by long Covid and pressures on the overstretched NHS. Once again, the Tories are putting profits before lives in a cruelly expected fashion. Boris Johnson ended mandatory Covid-19-related restrictions on Monday (19 July 2021). This is despite the fact that the country is now seeing over 50,000 new Covid-19 cases per day and there are still no plans to make vaccines generally available to under 18s.