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PPE shortage exposes folly of relying on imports

30 April 2020

Last week Nissan started to make gowns for NHS trusts at its Sunderland plant. The development attracted wide press coverage – but in fact it is a sign of a serious problem with government policy.

Farming - The new 'land army'

Thousands applied to become agricultural and horticultural workers after appeals by government and farmers for a new “land army” to help prevent millions of tonnes of fruit and vegetables going to waste during the coming period.

Creatives organise to survive

Workers in the creative industries across Britain have sparked their trade unions into urgent action to save jobs for the future, act on behalf of freelancers threatened with destitution and safeguard the pay and conditions of full-time employees who are “furloughed”.

Fake news? They're having a laugh

2 April 2020

Looking for light relief in this grim situation? Then take a look at the latest publication from the European Union’s External Action Service.

Brexit means Brussels, says EU

27 March 2020

Nearly four years after the Brexit referendum, the EU is still clinging to the hope that it can keep control of Britain away from the British people, according to a leaked document.

Coronavirus: Cuba leads the way

27 March 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic Cuba is standing out as a shining example of international solidarity and the expertise and medical treatments possible when a country is run in the interests of its people.

Poll finds support for public services

11 March 2020

A new poll conducted by Survation has found that voters believe that the privatisation of public services as increased regional inequality and harmed “left behind” parts of the country.

Chinese set to seal British Steel takeover

5 March 2020

Chinese firm Jingye Group has confirmed plans take over British Steel at a price of £70 million, and to invest more than £1 billion in the company, which collapsed in May last year. 

RMT ballot brings tube strike closer

2 March 2020

Widespread industrial action on the tube has moved a step closer as transport union RMT prepares to ballot its members on strikes over pay and hours.

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