Politics

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March 30, 2018

Can calamitous May stay on as PM?

A year ago, British Prime Minister Theresa May was riding high. Having triggered Article 50, she had the Conservative party lock-step behind her and a 20-point lead over the Labour Party....

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 ...

Twitter fury over UK MPs’ calls to ban Russian broadcaster

Many people have taken to Twitter to hit out at suggestions that British broadcast watchdog Ofcom should take away the licence of RT (Russia Today). Tweets from prominent commentators and politicians say doing so would amount to censorship and u ...

Winston Churchill's 'dirty wars' that plundered oil for Britain

While Winston Churchill’s role as an extraordinary war leader is being celebrated in a series of recent films, his support for dubious covert warfare has been largely ignored. Take for instance, his backing for the toppling of Mohammed Mos ...

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