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Is Southern Rail putting savings before safety?

11 Oct 2016, By

Last week Southern Rail’s attempts to blame its shambolic running of the franchise on its staff and the RMT monumentally backfired – with passengers taking to Twitter to tell Southern what they really thought of the company. It was bruising. So bruising that managers were then asked to remove the ‘Strike back’ posters because of…

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The Leave campaign’s 4 biggest euro-fibs

23 Jun 2016, By

Leaders of the Leave campaigns have turned being economical with the truth into an art-form over the course of the EU referendum. To paraphrase legendary foreign correspondent Louis Heren, whenever you hear a prominent Brexiteer, ask yourself “why is this lying *** lying to me?” Here are the four fundamental mistruths at the heart of their…

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Yet another trade unionist speaks out for Remain

21 Jun 2016, By

Today, a long-time member of one of the TUC’s affiliated unions spoke out in favour of a Remain vote in Thursday’s referendum. The union is the Professional Footballers’ Association (which is neutral on the vote), and the long-time member, now retired, is David Beckham. Twitter went mad, he has been all over the media, and the…

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Don’t risk the NHS in the #EUreferendum

09 Jun 2016, By Guest

Today, I and a group of members who all work in the NHS ‘unveiled’ UNISON’s official remain banner, ahead of the EU referendum the week after next. Well I say unveil, but I’m not sure it’s possible to unveil something 21 metres tall and 5 metres wide, and which can be seen for a good…

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#TheTimeIsNow – We need a European Robin Hood Tax

25 May 2016, By

Next month, on 17 June, European Finance Ministers will gather for a crunch meeting for the European financial transactions tax (the Robin Hood Tax, or FTT). Campaigners across Europe are urging the group of countries who are negotiating the tax to make the final decision needed to bring the tax into effect, under the banner #TheTimeIsNow. At European…

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