Theresa May has called a general election on June 8, three years earlier than required. It was a pre-emptive strike on behalf of the Tories to crush opposition in Parliament during the Brexit negotiations and beyond. The way this election has been called is an open attack on both Parliament and democracy. Read more…
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Debt from hedge funds to ease the squeeze in the NHS? This madly dangerous proposal comes from Jim Mackey, chief executive of NHS Improvement. His big new idea is for the NHS to take advantage of historically low interest rates and bypass the Tory stranglehold. Read more
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Ireland’s on-going water wars are provoking a new moment of crisis in the troubled Republic where Brexit has been described as “the most profound crisis” in history of the post-colonial state. Read more.
In a world first, El Salvador, Central America’s smallest country, has banned metal mining in all its forms to protect its ground water reserves, setting a precedent for other nations to follow. Read more
Celebrating its 40th birthday this year, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is going from strength to strength. Today’s 500-acre site once belonged to the aristocratic Wentworth family. They fought for the King against the Parliamentarians and were rewarded for their services after the restoration. Read more
We are in a different world politically since the first referendum on Scottish independence was held in September 2014. The vote for Brexit is driving a continuous crisis of the UK state while providing fresh opportunities for real democratic change. Read more
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