Populist Austerity – This Is the Real Johnsonomics

A bizarre few weeks has seen the government nationalise Northern Rail, float the idea of a mansion tax and simultaneously call for cuts to both local and national government. For some, this is the inevitable result of a clash between ex-Chancellor Sajid Javid’s ‘small state’ impulses and Dominic Cummings’ desire to “level up” the economy More...

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By admin On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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Wuthering Heights at the Manchester Royal Exchange – theatre review

Andrew Sheridan’s adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights is a powerful re-imagination, strongly performed at the Royal Exchange, writes Martin Hall Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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The pipsqueaks and yellow bellies of 10 Downing Street

Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle points to the continued rifts within the Tory party and the problems the government faces, writes Pete Morgan Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Labour members set to vote: Fight the right with socialist policies!

With nominations now closed, the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader has been whittled down to three. Left candidate Rebecca Long-Bailey has made it through with the backing of 164 CLPs and five trade More...

By admin On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Novara REACTS to C4 Labour Leadership Debate

On this episode of #TyskySour Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani react to the Channel 4 Labour leaders debate, plus discuss the eugenicist in Number 10, and Tory threats to privatise the BBC. Novara Media  More...

By admin On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Racist deportations show Tory double standards

Last week, Boris Johnson’s Tory government deported 17 people to Jamaica, due to past crimes for which jail time had already been served. Many of these people have lived in Britain for their entire lives; they More...

By admin On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Rail blockade: indigenous resistance shakes the Canadian state

Indigenous groups resisting a destructive gas pipeline have blockaded one of Canada’s busiest rail lines bringing business as usual to a grinding halt, reports John Clarke Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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Labour in vain? – weekly briefing

Lindsey German on post-Corbynism and the trans debate Counterfire Daily  More...

By admin On Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Queen Elizabeth won’t get involved in Julian Assange case because it’s a POLITICAL matter – Buckingham Palace

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman has said the Queen will not intervene to release Julian Assange, vowing to remain “non-political.” The statement seemingly confirms that Assange’s detention is a political, More...

By admin On Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Record-breaking floods across England as Storm Dennis lashes UK (VIDEOS)

Storm Dennis has sparked a record number of flood warnings across England after barreling through the UK and releasing more than a month’s worth of rainfall in just 48 hours. The storm blasted parts of northern More...