UK: Tory Party Conference ’19: Neoliberals want to rebrand themselves to get the public ‘pumped’ by their ideas

by Lamiat Sabin

Morning Star | September 30, 2019

Margaret Thatcher with Ronald Reagan at Claridges in London

NEOLIBERAL Tories held a debate today on how they could “rebrand” themselves to become as popular as Labour under Jeremy Corbyn.

Helena Horton, a Telegraph journalist who chaired the Conservative Party conference fringe meeting hosted by the Adam Smith Institute, said the first time she heard the word “neoliberal” it was employed as an insult by “someone on the left.”Read More »

UK: Union leaders call for unity in fight against Johnson’s ‘cabal of hard-right, free market fanatics’

by Conrad Landin

Morning Star | September 08, 2019

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UK: Johnson Calls for Election After Humiliating Brexit Defeat

teleSUR | September 04, 2019

 

An anti-Brexit protester wearing a clown costume and a defaced mask depicting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a placard outside the Houses of the Parliament in London, Britain, September 4, 2019.
An anti-Brexit protester wearing a clown costume and a defaced mask depicting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a placard outside the Houses of the Parliament in London, Britain, September 4, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Boris Johnson’s bid for an election is set to be initially thwarted as opposition parties are united in wanting to prevent a no-deal Brexit before agreeing to a vote.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Wednesday demanded an Oct. 15 snap election after lawmakers seeking to prevent a no-deal Brexit dealt him a humiliating defeat in parliament which he cast as an attempt to surrender to the European Union.

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BREXIT-BATTLE: The UK-monarchy could be abolished after Queen approves PM’s plan to suspend Parliament, says Labour MP “Parliament surrenders to EU”: UK newspapers

A Journal of People report

Brexit-battle in the UK is raging. The UK Parliament’s vote to open debate on a motion blocking a no-deal Brexit leaves the UK in a state of chaos not seen in post-WW II period. The chaos has already touched the monarchy there.

The plan to suspend Parliament was heavily criticized by opposition parties and some Conservative MPs.

On Tuesday night in the House of Commons, MPs voted to take control of parliament in a bid to avoid a no-deal exit from the European Union.Read More »

UK: Harness the power of the workers, urge trade unionists

by Marcus Barnett

Morning Star | August 29, 2019

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell

BORIS JOHNSON can be brought down by “harnessing the power” of a united working class, the leader of Britain’s Civil Service union has said, as shadow chancellor John McDonnell warns that the people will not tolerate the suspension of Parliament.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka hit out today at the “cabal of hard-right, free market fanatics” plotting for an election win to “wreak havoc on this country.”Read More »

Queen suspends parliament in UK: Uproar follows: “A British coup”

A Journal of People report

A man wearing a mask of Boris Johnson protests outside Downing Street in London, Britain August 28, 2019.
A man wearing a mask of Boris Johnson protests outside Downing Street in London, Britain August 28, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

The British Queen approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plea of suspending parliament from early September to October 14. Opponents have accused Johnson of leading a “very British coup”. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said, “Suspending Parliament is not acceptable, it is not on. What the prime minister is doing is a smash and grab on our democracy to force through a no deal.”

Corbyn has reportedly written to the Queen about Johnson’s request to suspend parliament and asked the monarch for a meeting on the issue.

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Global Britain’s real climate changers: Big Oil must be taken down

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MR Online | July 17, 2019

Wretched of the Earth contingent on People’s Climate March of Justice and Jobs

The extended heat wave afflicting India has surpassed 50⁰C (122 degrees Fahrenheit), even worse than the terrible scorcher that was assessed “the 5thdeadliest on record” and claimed thousands of lives in 2015.1 Matters could get even worse, the city of Chennai has almost run out of water, putting 10 million lives at risk.2 South-eastern Africa has been hit by an unprecedented series of devastating cyclones, affecting millions of people.3 The global North is beginning to feel the crisis too. Forest fires are increasing across North America and Australia. The late June heat wave across continental Europe pushed temperatures in France over 45⁰C, and triggered a wildfire in Catalonia, which authorities believe started when a pile of manure self-ignited.4 The **** really has hit the fan.Read More »

Eton wins again: Nearly two-thirds of Boris Johnson’s cabinet went to private school

by Phil Miller

Morning Star | July 26, 2019

Boris Johnson sits with his cabinet, two-thirds of which were privately educated

ALMOST two-thirds of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet ministers are privately educated, making it even posher than David Cameron’s austerity hit squad in 2010.

A study by social mobility campaign group the Sutton Trust warns that we have to go back to John Major’s team in the 1990s to find a more elite group running Britain.Read More »

UK: ‘If a bailout was good enough for bankers, why isn’t it good enough for us,’ steelworkers ask

by Marcus Barnett

Morning Star | May 22, 2019

LEADERS in the labour movement are urging the government to nationalise British Steel, as steelworkers ask: “if a bailout is good enough for bankers, why isn’t it good enough for us?”

Labour’s shadow business secretary Rebecca Long Bailey told the Tories to intervene after the company’s compulsory liquidation was announced this morning.Read More »

British firefighters stand with Spanish comrade who faces jail for rescuing migrants

by Marcus Barnett

Morning Star | May 16, 2019

“WE stand with you” was British firefighters’ defiant message to a Spanish firefighter facing prison time for saving drowning refugees.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) meeting at the union’s conference gave four standing ovations today to Miguel Roldan, a firefighter based in Seville in southern Spain.Read More »