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  • Unions ‘must set election agenda’


    SCOTTISH TUC general secretary Grahame Smith called on the labour movement yesterday to ensure that the general election campaign highlights working people’s interests.

    Speaking to the Star ahead of the STUC annual congress next week, he said the event would give trade unions a...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Hotel-owning SNP council leader a ‘liability’ – Murray


    SCOTLAND’S only Labour MP Ian Murray branded a top SNP politician a “liability” yesterday after he failed to declare he owns a hotel in the Scottish Highlands.

    Frank Ross, the party’s group leader on Edinburgh City Council, initially said he could not remember...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Cops try to gag benefit sanctions demo


    POLICE told campaigners in Doncaster to “stop upsetting people” yesterday when they staged a vocal protest against benefits sanctions’ effects on victims of domestic violence.

    The Women’s Lives Matter group held its second protest outside the Department for Work...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Retail sales at seven-year low as living costs surge


    RISING living costs have prompted the worst retail sales numbers for seven years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced yesterday.

    Sales fell by 1.4 per cent in the three month period to March and worsened to 1.8 per cent over that month.

    The ONS figures showed the...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • McCluskey wins Unite leadership re-election


    LEN McCLUSKEY has been re-elected Unite general secretary, the union announced yesterday.

    Mr McCluskey secured 59,067 votes to right-winger Gerard Coyne’s 53,544 with far-left Ian Allinson securing 17,143 on a turnout of 12.2 per cent, Unite confirmed.

    Acting general...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Probe into Fox-Sky merger is shelved


    A PROBE into media giant 21st Century Fox’s £11.7 billion takeover bid for Sky has been delayed until after the general election, it was announced yesterday.

    Communications watchdog Ofcom and the Competition and Markets Authority had been due to present their assessment of...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Sturgeon’s message: it’s us or the Tories


    FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the forthcoming elections in Scotland present a “clear choice” between the SNP and the Tories as she launched her party’s council manifesto yesterday.

    Speaking in Edinburgh, Ms Sturgeon said that only the SNP could provide a strong...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Stevenson set for big mayoral poll


    COMMUNIST mayoral candidate Graham Stevenson is set for a bumper vote in the West Midlands according to the latest polls our yesterday.

    A hotly contested campaign sees Labour and the Tories neck and neck on 32 per cent with Ukip in third place on 15.7 per cent in the first round of...

    Saturday 22nd Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Corbyn's Cap is Not for Doffing


    Corbyn: They think there are rules in politics, which if you don’t follow by doffing your cap to powerful people ... then you can’t win

    Friday 21st Apr 2017

    posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain

  • Mental health patients ‘treated like criminals’


    Cuts to services mean people in state of crisis are being put in police cells

    Friday 21st Apr 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain


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