Theresa May accused of ‘breathtaking’ hypocrisy after complaining about discrimination against black people

Former UK PM Theresa May has sparked anger after lamenting the rise in discrimination against black people in Britain, with some saying she is complicit for having overseen the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy. During an interview with BBC Radio 4 on Thursday, May contended that the increasing number of black people being stopped by police More...

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Coronavirus Has Had a Devastating Impact on Mental Health, but It Didn’t Have to Be This Way

The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the nation’s mental health. New research from Mind shows that two out of three adults over 25 (65%) have seen their mental health worsen. Three quarters More...

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The profit system is polluting our water supplies

On 1 July, the Guardian published an exposé revealing the destructive waste of the market economy. In 2019 alone, private water companies in England discharged raw sewage into rivers for more than 1.5 million More...

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From Climate to Jobs, Sunak’s Budget ‘Event’ Falls Short of the Protections We Need

The government has promised it will ‘build back better’, using the opening created by Covid-19 to decarbonise the UK economy and create new jobs in green sectors. The parallels with Labour’s ‘green industrial More...

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BBC to end free TV licences for most over-75s after two month coronavirus-related delay

The BBC is ending its free licence fee for over 75s in August, the public broadcaster announced, explaining it will start to means test old age pensioners to see if they will be entitled to a free licence. DETAILS More...

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Trans People Aren’t ‘Chucking Bricks’, They’re Fighting to Survive

Keir Starmer recently waded into the toxic battleground of the trans rights debate, with the hand-wringing ask that we all just get along. In comments that have attracted substantially less ire than his criticism More...

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Curtains fall on theatres due to Tory negligence

Despite throwing billions at big landlords and banks, it seems the Tories consider the performing arts an acceptable casualty of the coronavirus. Physical shows have been suspended under social distancing, and More...

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It’s not a second wave – it’s a tsunami

“My friends, I am not a communist,” explained Boris Johnson. You could hear the sigh of relief from the captains of industry for miles around.  Boris was forced to provide this reassurance after announcing More...

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Here’s why introducing a Universal Basic Income MUST be part of the UK’s post-Covid recovery

“A system that is humane, rapid and above all, simple.” Not words you’d expect a Tory MP to use when describing a policy that redistributes wealth from those who can afford to pay a little more to those who More...

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The coming jobs slaughter

The government will pass the blame anywhere they can but now, more than ever, we must fight for an economy that works for us, argues Richard Allday Counterfire Daily  More...