Public inquiry into Cumbrian coal mining project begins

A public inquiry has begun into the development of the UK’s first deep coal mine in 30 years. The project, run by West Cumbria Mining (WCM), would extract 2.78 million tonnes of coal a year up until 2049, but has been widely criticised for its potential environmental impact.

Marcus Rashford encourages millions of parents to sign up for food voucher scheme

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.

Challenge archive: Keep the Tories out

the heated 1979 general elections, Margaret Thatcher broke headlines with her profoundly anti-working-class rhetoric. Challenge made the case for why Labour’s right-wing candidate is not the best representative for the anti-Thatcher youth as well as the importance of communists having an independent political campaign due to the swinging ideological pendulum of Labour leaders. Labour leader James Callaghan went on to lose to Thatcher, bringing on 11 years of union-busting and neoliberalisation of the British economy. Never have these words rang more true and more relevant than today.

“Do not resuscitate” orders causes outrage

After extensive criticism was piled on the government last year, leading to an urgent investigation by the care watchdog, people with learning disabilities are still being given inappropriate Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) notices if they are ill with Covid-19. This has caused thousands of avoidable deaths.

YCL: SNP & Tories defeat protection for tenants & collective bargaining for carers

The Executive Committee of the Young Communist League has released the following statement condemning the defeat of progressive amendments to the Scotland’s Second Coronavirus Bill by the SNP & the Tories. Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP Government once again showed their true colours yesterday and today (20 May 2020), voting with Tory support, to defeat progressive amendments toContinue reading “YCL: SNP & Tories defeat protection for tenants & collective bargaining for carers”