Politics

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September 26, 2020

Boris Johnson is in free fall so, can he survive?

Boris Johnson's demise is hard to watch as his attempts to fend off criticism are met with derision. Barbs from Italy ridiculing his worship of Winston Churchill and mishandling of Covid-19 are...

America’s biggest unions: ‘Change health care bill or else’

Sam Stein Trade unions in the US have said that they will not support the Democratic Party's health-care bill unless "substantial changes" are made to the current Senate version. And they have criticised American President Barack Obama for "abandoning his ...

US religious extremists sell anti-Obama merchandise with biblical curse

Karen HatterIt seems to be catching on. It can be found on such items as mouse pads, aprons, tee shirts, teddy bears and bumper stickers. It’s being tweeted and has been worming its way through the internet. Pray for Obama 109:8 merchandise is available&nb ...

Why anti-capitalist Democrat voted against Obama's health care plans

Marc WadsworthWhat you won't have seen in the big media is that a former contender for the Democratic Party's nomination won by Barack Obama voted against the American leader's much trumpeted health care reform plans. Left-wing Ohio representative Dennis K ...

Soft pedalling on parliamentary sleaze is not the answer

Anti-corruption campaigners say new recommendations to curb the fiddling of expenses by British politicians in the wake of the damaging MPs' expenses scandal do not go far enough. Proposals annouced this week by Sir Christopher Kelly, the Co ...

Nightmare on Parliament Street: campaigners blast UK democracy

Protestors shambled along the road to demonstrate at Britain's "Zombie Parliament" for Halloween. The event, organised by the Vote for a Change campaign, called for a more accountable parliament with a referendum on the voting system which they say is ...

How tough battle for Black representation was won

Lester Holloway Black History Month may have ended but it is still timely to remember the struggle to gain Black political representation in Britain. Thankfully Marc Wadsworth has produced a wonderful, photo-packed booklet on the Labour Party Black Section ...

Fatcat Government Minister is creaming the taxpayer

British Cabinet Minister Jacqui Smith has craftily used parliament rules about MPs' expenses to pocket more than a hundred thousand pounds of tax payers money for a 'second home'.Smith, the Home Secretary, can claim up to  £24,000 a y ...

Blacks should 'go back home if they don't like Mayor'

Marc WadsworthJames McGrath  — he pronounces the surname "McGraa"  — describes himself as an  "Aussie plant" at new Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson's City Hall. His comments about Black people are robust and as distant from being ...

How WE got a Boris Johnson chief advisor FIRED

This website with its biggest scoop got a previous chief advisor to Boris Johnson fired. Johnson was Mayor of London at the time and the "McGrathgate" incident perhaps gives a clue to the British Prime Minister's baffling refusal to today sack his chi ...

Dirty money: Who paid to make Boris prime minister?

Trying to explain to outsiders just how the United Kingdom “chose” its new prime minister in July 2019 guarantees bafflement, followed by incredulity. Of course, it wasn’t the “United Kingdom” choosing at all. Only 0.34 percent of the electorate got a s ...

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