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  • U-turn shows May is rattled

    THERESA MAY’S humiliating U-turn on her planned “dementia tax” shows panic and incompetence at the heart of British government.

    Like Chancellor Philip Hammond’s volte-face on ramping up national insurance contributions after the Budget, it suggests the...

    Tuesday 23rd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Tory slurs fail to hit home

    BORIS JOHNSON has been under virtual house arrest since Theresa May called the election, but Lynton Crosby has released him for his speciality — personalised abuse.

    Yesterday’s diatribe against Jeremy Corbyn, claiming that EU negotiators would have the Labour leader for...

    Monday 22nd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Rape case must be heard

    SWEDISH prosecutor Marianne Ny’s decision to drop her investigation of the rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange without consulting or informing his accuser beggars belief.

    The accuser maintains that Assange had unprotected sex with her when she was asleep...

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • The Tories’ war on the old

    THERESA MAY won’t be specific in her election manifesto, but she is clearly leaving the door open to further stealth taxes.

    Out the window goes David Cameron’s 2015 pledge not to increase income tax, National Insurance or VAT, replaced by an assurance on VAT and a bland...

    Friday 19th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Get over the EU, Lib Dems

    DAILY Politics presenter Andrew Neil had fun yesterday replaying a clip of Nick Clegg addressing the Oxford Union in December 2015, comparing die-hard opponents of Britain’s membership of the EU to Japanese soldiers on isolated Pacific islands who couldn’t accept that the second...

    Thursday 18th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Flight of the golden geese?

    LABOUR’S political opponents are in a bind over the party’s manifesto because they know that there is mass popular support for the policies outlined by Jeremy Corbyn.

    Returning our railways to public ownership has been a majority demand for years, but there was for long...

    Wednesday 17th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Macron upholds the status quo

    ALL pretence that Emmanuel Macron represents a new exciting direction in French politics must end following his appointment as prime minister of Edouard Philippe of the conservative Republicans party.

    The president, who was recruited by outgoing Socialist Party (PS) president Francois...

    Tuesday 16th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Nurses don’t deserve this

    BRITAIN’S nurses are on the brink of industrial action for the first time.

    The Royal College of Nursing’s consultative ballot shows 78 per cent of nurses are ready to strike — and more than nine in 10 are up for action of other kinds to resist Conservative plans for...

    Monday 15th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • A PM who will stand for peace

    CONVENTIONAL wisdom dictates that foreign affairs and military matters are twin Achilles’ heels for Jeremy Corbyn, but no-one appears to have told him this.

    His masterly rejection of the mindless “bomb now, talk later” attitude struck by successive governments in...

    Saturday 13th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Manifesto calls time on the age of neoliberalism

    LEAKING Labour’s draft manifesto to an unsympathetic media immediately prior to the Clause V meeting of trade union and party leaders was intended to embarrass Jeremy Corbyn.

    It was a reminder that, for a tiny minority of Labour’s membership, causing problems for Corbyn...

    Friday 12th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial