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11 March 2020
Nine weeks after the first Covid-19 coronavirus patient was identified in Wuhan it had spread to 98 countries, writes Jon Dale, secretary, Unite union Nottinghamshire NHS branch (personal capacity).
2 May 2018
Workers in Sainsbury's and Asda were shocked to hear on Saturday 28 April that their employers were at an advanced level of merger talks, confirmed as a deal agreed on the morning of 30 April.
11 April 2018
Pete Watson, from Nottingham Socialist Party branch, takes up some of the issues raised in the editorials of issues 984 and 985 of the Socialist, which commented on Jeremy Corbyn's February speech on Brexit. Pete's points are followed by a reply from Socialist Party executive committee member Judy Beishon.
7 March 2018
The closing line of Theresa May's speech - "now let's get on with it" - will have led to jeers of frustration from any workers listening.
18 October 2017
Arms manufacturer BAE Systems has announced that up to 2,000 jobs will be cut in locations across the UK. These job cuts will have a devastating effect on the lives of workers losing their livelihood but will also have a wider impact on the local economy.
11 October 2017
The prime minister has gone from "strong and stable" to spluttering and stuttering in the space of a few short months.
6 September 2017
The European Single Market is a major barrier to any incoming socialist or anti-austerity government
5 April 2017
Talk of Britain 'going to war' with Spain, EU politicians telling each other not to 'lose their cool' - can all seem surreal. The chaos shows that there is no cohesive approach to Brexit within the British or European ruling classes
25 January 2017
Capitalist myth-buster! Human beings have always striven to understand more about our world, to test ourselves and to improve our lives
15 June 2016
As we approach voting day for the EU referendum, panic has set in for the establishment and 'project fear' has been stepped up. The official campaigns on both sides have bandied about arguments full of lies and misrepresentations. We answer three key questions: Does the EU build international solidarity? Does the EU defend workers' rights? Does the EU keep the peace?
18 May 2016
The BBC is going to stop publishing recipes. The Tory-driven change is to stop it 'competing' with the free market
4 November 2015
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Pharmaceutical profiteering, unemployment benefit decreases versus bosses idling on Twitter.
24 June 2015
Communications regulator Ofcom has announced a "fundamental review" of Royal Mail. This could be the next step in turning the former state postal service, privatised in 2013, into a for-profit business.
3 September 2014
Apparently, outside London where bus use is expanding, fewer people than ever are using buses because of rising prices
22 January 2014
Ed Miliband and his shadow cabinet are going hell for leather with speeches and newspaper columns. They want to show how fit they are for election in 2015
13 January 2014
Private prisons and particularly Oakwood - run by G4S - have once again been in the news
20 November 2013
The vultures are no longer circling our National Health Service (NHS). They have swooped in and are tearing it apart. Billions of pounds in profits are being bled from the NHS by private healthcare companies
30 October 2013
I hate SSE because of a boiler not installed when promised, leaving my family, including two young children, without hot water for four weeks this summer, writes Ronnie Job
27 February 2013
Bully-don Club: Oxford University's notorious hell-raising Bullingdon Club - whose alumni include David Cameron and Boris Johnson - retains its vile upper class prejudices...
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