politics

Nowhere to hide for May

22-4-2017 12:02 AM | morningstaronline | 0 similar news

WHEN Theresa May says that the general election result is “not certain” despite opinion polls giving the Tories a huge lead, for once her words can be taken at face value. She would prefer it were otherwise, but she knows that she called the election on opportunist grounds,. (read more)


‘Do not despair, have hope and determination’

26-9-2017 1:52 AM | morningstaronline | similar news

In part one of a two part Q&A, HARRY LESLIE SMITH talks to the Star about the deeply troubling times we find ourselves in (read more)

CHRIS WILLIAMSON talks to Ben Cowles about neoliberalism and its effects in Latin America (read more)

Palestine: Cabinet to meet in Gaza Strip

26-9-2017 1:41 AM | morningstaronline | similar news

THE Palestinian Authority will hold a cabinet meeting in the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip next week, a spokesman said yesterday. In a sign of warming relations between the Fatah and Hamas parties, authority spokesman Yousef al-Mahmoud said Fatah Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah made the. (read more)

Trump adds Chad and North Korea to travel ban list

26-9-2017 1:40 AM | morningstaronline | similar news

DONALD TRUMP issued a new travel ban yesterday, imposing an indefinite ban on almost all travel to the United States from seven countries. It follows the US president’s March executive order, which expired on Sunday, which itself followed a January ban which was largely blocked. (read more)

Diminished Merkel casts around for new coalition

26-9-2017 1:37 AM | morningstaronline | similar news

Greens and liberal FDP sought as allies as far-right AfD takes shock third place (read more)

France: Anti-Macron strikers blockade fuel depots

26-9-2017 1:33 AM | morningstaronline | similar news

FRENCH lorry drivers blockaded fuel depots across the country yesterday in a protest against President Emmanuel Macron’s new labour law. The CGT and FO union federations called the strike last week in opposition to the new law, which would allow firms to opt out of national. (read more)

Myanmar: Rohingya accused of Hindu massacre

26-9-2017 1:32 AM | morningstaronline | similar news

MYANMAR police accused Rohingya militants yesterday of killing 28 Hindu villagers whose bodies were found in two mass graves. Myanmar border police Major Zayar Nyein in northern Rakhine state said the graves were discovered on Sunday and contained the bodies of 20 women and 8 men and. (read more)

TURKEY threatened military action and Iran closed its border with Iraqi Kurdistan yesterday as a controversial independence referendum went ahead in the region. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said: “At the request of the Iraqi government, we have closed our. (read more)

88% of schools still face massive cuts

26-9-2017 1:29 AM | morningstaronline | similar news

Unions warn that Tories’ new funding plan isn’t enough (read more)

Cage chief guilty of obstructing police

26-9-2017 1:25 AM | morningstaronline | similar news

THE international director of advocacy group Cage was found guilty yesterday of obstructing counter-terrorism police by refusing to hand over his mobile phone and laptop at Heathrow airport. Muhammad Rabbani, 36, was arrested on November 20 last year under the Terrorism Act after he. (read more)

TV FAVOURITES have thrown their weight behind calls to ban fox hunters from tens of thousands of acres of woodland, moors and farmland. Stars Bill Oddie, Tony Robinson, Paul O’Grady, and Chris Packham are supporting a vote at the National Trust AGM this October on the issue. (read more)

DRIVERS at a private hire company won a landmark legal victory yesterday when an employment tribunal ruled that they must be classed as workers rather than self-employed. In a case brought by the GMB union against mini-cab firm Addison Lee, the tribunal ruled in favour of the. (read more)

Uber chief says sorry for firm’s ‘mistakes’

26-9-2017 1:20 AM | morningstaronline | similar news

GMB protest calls for regulation of cab industry (read more)

Badly treated call centre staff step up campaign

26-9-2017 1:16 AM | morningstaronline | similar news

CONDITIONS at a call centre providing services for the likes of Barclays, Sainsbury’s and Which? are so bad that nine in 10 workers say it is “not a good place to work,” a damning survey revealed yesterday. Union GMB said it would step up its campaign for decent pay. (read more)

THE NHS faces another winter healthcare crisis with hundreds of operations cancelled unless the Tories create a £500 million emergency fund, Labour warned yesterday. Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said that 10,000 people a day could be stuck in A&E waiting rooms. (read more)

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