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Labour’s Left Teaming Up With Varoufakis to Keep UK in Europe

Senior figures of the UK Labour Party are teaming up with former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis to make a left-wing case for remaining in the European Union.

PICTURES: France is being brought to a stand still by mass protests against labour reforms

Much of France has been brought to a standstill this week by protests, some violent, against President Francois Hollande's new labour reforms, which make it easier for employers to hire and fire staff. Many French people see the reforms...Show More Summary

Labour's economic answers

Tony Blair says of the Labour leadership: “These guys aren't providing answers, not on the economy, not on foreign policy.” I don’t want to discuss foreign policy – others might have opinions on Mr Blair’s ability to judge that –...

Local Council By-Elections May 2016

Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- April Average/ contest +/- April +/- Seats Conservative 77 58,936 29.7% -9.3% 765 +93 -7 Labour 73 74,407 37.5% +22.5% 1,019 +747 +4 LibDem 51 18,944 9.5% -5.7% 371 +39 +1 UKIP 48 19,399 9.8%...Show More Summary

Corbyn Shores Up Election Machine Amid Early Poll Rumors

Britain’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is ensuring his Labour Party is battle ready, amid whispers Prime Minister David Cameron could call a snap election as early as next year. Corbyn has called in the former head of the civil service...Show More Summary

Things They Won't Let Us Do Any More – Usual Things In The Past You No Longer See Today

These were usual things in the past, but today you may find them unusual. Building labourer on a stone being hoisted up to building, Sydney, ca. 1930s Kids playing swing on the beach, Southern California, 1932 Changing the light bulb, ca. Show More Summary

'Free Market' Authoritarian Leaders Across the Planet Are Stifling Dissent and Enriching the Elites

Job creation is not always a better solution to poverty than welfare spending. Earlier this month, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) released its important World Employment Social Outlook report for 2016. There was little press coverage. Show More Summary

Labour MP seeks partners in Westminster string quartet

Classical Music magazine has an interview with Labour’s shadow culture minister Thangam Debbonaire who, it turns out, studied cello at Chetham’s and later privately with Raphael Wallfisch. She’s wondering if there are two violinists and viola players in the Commons or the Lords who might like to join her in a string quartet. Here’s her website if […]

Labor Strikes Backs Up Tankers at Southern French Port

PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) – Nearly two dozen vessels were queued outside the French oil import terminal in Fos, southern France on Thursday, held up by a strike organised by the hardline CGT and FO unions over planned labour reforms. A...Show More Summary

The clear and present danger of a nuclear North Korea

2 days agoNews : Daily Chart

NORTH KOREA is not bound by any global rules. Its hereditary dictator, Kim Jong Un, imposes forced labour on hundreds of thousands of his people and threatens to drench Seoul, the South’s capital, in “a sea of fire”. Nuclear weapons are central to his regime’s identity and survival. Show More Summary

UK Snoopers' Charter Set for Independent Review Over Bulk Data Clause

UK Home Secretary Theresa May has been deal a blow over her controversial Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) - otherwise known as the 'Snoopers' Charter' - after conceding to pressure from the Labour Party for an independent review of sections relating to bulk data collection.

Every Picture Tells a Story

I watched some of the recent press conference given by the current chancellor, George Osborne, and his two old sparring partners in the last Westminster Parliament, Labour's Ed Balls and the Lib Dems Vince Cable. The event was hosted...Show More Summary

Sinking Ships

The fact that Labour's Andy Burnham is planning to throw his hat into the ring in the contest to become the elected Mayor of the newly created Greater Manchester region, tells you all you need to know about the likelihood of the Labour Party winning power at the next general election. Show More Summary

Fresh strikes in France as nuclear workers join protest

Protests over labour reforms considered 'too pro-business' continue, forcing France to tap into emergency fuel reserves.

Abortions on Babies in Victoria, Australia After 24 Weeks are Still Legal After Proposed Ban Fails

Viable, late-term unborn babies still can be legally aborted in some parts of Australia after a bill to ban late-term abortions failed this week. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Labour Party MP Rachel Carling-Jenkins would have banned abortions after 24 weeks in the Australian state of Victoria, the Herald Sun reports. Unborn babies are viable […]

Smartphone maker Foxconn replaces 60,000 workers with robots

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A Chinese government official told the South China Morning Post that a Foxconn factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots. It has tasted success in reduction of labour costs. More...Show More Summary

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