UK’s coronavirus deaths up almost ONE THIRD in one day, new figures show

The latest British government figures on coronavirus show the country’s sharpest increase to date in the number of deaths, up 181 in one day to a new total of 759 as of Thursday evening. As of 9am local time Friday, the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care said 113,777 people had been tested for the novel coronavirus. Of those, over More...

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The lessons of the Italian coronavirus crisis

The world has entered a crisis of global proportions, both in terms of the risk to people’s health and in terms of the economic collapse, which is dramatically changing the way people live. According to one More...

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UK health secretary Hancock follows PM Johnson in testing POSITIVE for Covid-19

The UK’s health secretary Matt Hancock has tested positive for coronavirus just hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed that he is carrying the disease. In a video posted on Twitter, a nasally Hancock More...

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests POSITIVE for Covid-19 infection

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for Covid-19 infection, experiencing mild symptoms. He will self-isolate in Downing Street but will remain in charge of the government. “Over the last More...

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Sunak steps up to sell the self-employed short – CounterBriefing 26 March

Rishi Sunak replaced an increasingly haggard Boris Johnson to deliver a programme of woefully inadequate support for the millions of self-employed, reports Morgan Daniels Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Dominic Cummings vs the people – podcast

Following his article Coronavirus: the politics of Cummings’ cull, Sean Ledwith speaks to Parallax Views Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Coronavirus Will Expose the Vast Inequality Between the Global North and South

The US congress has just passed a whopping $ 2tn stimulus package that includes billions of dollars’ worth of loans to businesses and a $ 1,200 payment to every US adult. This comes on the back of unprecedented More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’: UK hospital staff shows solidarity with colleagues battling Covid-19 amid protective kit shortages

As the UK government faces a barrage of accusations that they’re failing to provide enough protective equipment and testing during the coronavirus pandemic, NHS staff in one hospital showed their comradery. After More...

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Eighteen Books to Read on Lockdown

With the UK now on lockdown, many of us have unexpected, extra free time on our hands. While people seem to be perceiving a general slow down at very different rates – for many of us the endless demands on More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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The pandemic vs the precariat – #NameAndShame the bosses

As we have reported previously, the bosses are attempting to get away with murder, refusing to shut down non-essential businesses and keeping construction sites open. This is putting lives at risk – all More...