Austrian communists win Graz elections

While the German speaking world may have been crowded around the TV to see whether Herr Schulz or Herr Laschet was to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany’s chancellor, Graz, the second largest city in Austria was about to contribute with some election drama of its own.

Scottish Government ignores anti-Irish racism in new guidance

Tom Flanagan argues that the SNP administration in Holyrood, and Scotland’s political establishment generally, continue to ignore the problem of anti-Irish racism with misplaced efforts to target ‘sectarianism’.

The Struggle for the Soul of Celtic

On a rather wet Glasgow afternoon, you’d be forgiven for thinking that any attendees of Celtic’s home match with Dundee would want to dart from the car and into the dry safety of the stadium, however for many this presented an opportunity to protest the regime at the club that allowed them to stagnate and fail so spectacularly last season. The Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou and his charges were met with rapturous cheers, and the full back catalogue of songs from a support who had been desperate to cheer on their men for the best part of 18 months.

NHS awarded the George Cross by the Queen to mark 73rd anniversary … but no pay rise

The National Health Service has been awarded with the George Cross to mark 73 years since it’s founding in 1948. This pomp and circumstance from the Royals, however, is yet to be followed up by a meaningful pay rise for any NHS workers, highlighting that this is nothing more than a shallow propaganda stunt.

First zero daily Covid deaths reported since start of pandemic

Last Tuesday, NHS England reported zero daily Covid-19 deaths for the first time since the first reported death in March 2020. This marks a year of success in 2021 with thousands of working class nurses working tirelessly to roll out the vaccination programme in England.

Liberty Steel workers face uncertainty after Stocksbridge plant sale

5,000 workers are worried for their livelihoods after the UK’s third largest steel producer, Liberty Steel, announced plans to sell off it’s Stocksbridge plant in order to pay off the debts owed by the company. The back door deal made in Dubai between Indian steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta and Investment Bank Credit Suisse will beContinue reading “Liberty Steel workers face uncertainty after Stocksbridge plant sale”

Rangers title celebrations mired by racism controversy

Police Scotland have begun an investigation into a video which appears to show the Rangers first team chanting anti-Catholic slurs in their post title celebration. This comes after many Glasgow residents took to social media to complain of similar racism from Rangers supporters in George Square on Saturday. The club, who won their first title since forming in 2012, stopping Celtic from completing a historic 10 league championships in a row, claim that the video may be doctored.

Man United fans disrupt Liverpool match in protest against US owners

Manchester United’s derby game with Liverpool was postponed yesterday (3 May 2021) following direct action by an organised group of United fans. The fans, upset at the direction American owners The Glazers had taken their beloved club, stormed the stadium and managed to get onto the playing field.