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21.03.2017

Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29th

Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29th

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced her government will trigger Article 50  – the Lisbon Treaty article that sets in motion the secession of a member state of the European Union – on March 29th , formally starting Brexit negotiations. The European Union and the United Kingdom will… »

20.03.2017

75% of Brits support UN nuclear ban talks

75% of Brits support UN nuclear ban talks

75% of UK adults think the British Government should be represented at nuclear disarmament talks due to begin at the United Nations next week. Only 9% said the Government should not attend and 16% were undecided. The opinion poll was conducted in the wake of news reports suggesting that the… »

22.02.2017

London: Hundreds protest against immigration raids

London: Hundreds protest against immigration raids

On Saturday more than 500 people marched through Peckham, London with LGBT+ and migrant communities to protest immigration raids and mass deportations. The march was led by Peckham-based asylum seekers and featured speeches from South London migrant groups and local shop owners along the route. Last year’s Peckham Pride saw… »

19.11.2016

Corbyn condemns ‘fake anti-elitism’ of Trump and Farage

Corbyn condemns ‘fake anti-elitism’ of Trump and Farage

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has censured US President-elect Donald Trump and Nigel Farage, the interim leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), for adopting “fake anti-elitism.” In a speech to Labour’s policy forum on Saturday, Corbyn denounced Trump and Farage as “rich white men” who were engaged in “farcical” tactics… »

15.11.2016

All-star line up for child refugee benefit concert

All-star line up for child refugee benefit concert

Charlotte Church, Carl Barât, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Magic Numbers, Tom McRae, Kathryn Williams and Lock, accompanied by Ed Harcourt and the Dirty Pretty Strings, with comedy from Simon Munnery Stars from the worlds of rock, pop and comedy will perform at The Flying Seagull Project’s benefit concert for child refugees… »

14.11.2016

NATO, Russia should prevent another Cold War: Corbyn

NATO, Russia should prevent another Cold War: Corbyn

UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says that Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance have to demilitarize their borders before their differences lead to another Cold War. Speaking to the BBC on Sunday, Corbyn said he had “many, many criticisms of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin,” but… »

14.11.2016

UK, 19 November 2016: United for education

UK, 19 November 2016: United for education

We have joined up with our sister union the National Union of Students (NUS) for a mass demonstration in defense of free, accessible and quality further and higher education and to demand an end to privatization and cuts in universities and colleges. Staff, students and supporters from across the education… »

13.11.2016

Migrants’ rights campaigners place ‘life-ring wreath’ on Cenotaph for Remembrance Day

Migrants’ rights campaigners place ‘life-ring wreath’ on Cenotaph for Remembrance Day

Last night, campaign group Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants placed wreaths of life-jacket-orange poppies on the Cenotaph to commemorate the more than 4,200 people who have died in the last year trying to reach Europe. The campaigners marched down Whitehall dressed in black with pink veils to conduct a… »

30.10.2016

I Daniel Blake film depicts UK reality, says Jeremy Corbyn

I Daniel Blake film depicts UK reality, says Jeremy Corbyn

“I’m quoted in this excellent review of ‘I, Daniel Blake’, and was honoured to attend the premiere last week. Recently, I’ve drawn attention to the scandal of low-pay Britain – the Tories have failed to provide security and opportunity for those in work. As ‘I, Daniel Blake’ so poignantly… »

19.07.2016

Britain renews commitment to nuclear weapons

Britain renews commitment to nuclear weapons

Late on Monday 18 July, the British parliament voted in favour of building four new nuclear-powered submarines to carry US Trident missiles armed with modernized nuclear warheads for the next half century. The vote gives permission to the government to sign multi-billion pound contracts with the aim of ensuring that… »

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