Activists rally against new tax
Lanarkshire union and community activists have urged local councils and landlords not to evict anyone falling into rent arrears due to the coalition's bedroom tax.
The call was agreed at a meeting held jointly by the Lanarkshire Morning Star Readers and Supporters Group and South Lanarkshire Trades Council in Blantyre on Wednesday evening.
Trades council chairman John Keenan said: "The welfare state was designed to eradicate want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness. These reforms are heralding their return."
A Labour MP has called for a statue of Harold Wilson at the entrance to the Commons.
Barry Sheerman said a full statue of Mr Wilson should stand in the members' lobby alongside that of Thatcher, Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George and Clement Attlee.
Mr Wilson became leader of the Labour Party 50 years ago today.
Patients are being put at risk as exhausted junior doctors work 100-hour weeks, the General Medical Council warned today.
Many training doctors are "tired and stressed" because some shift patterns flout European laws on working hours.
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