Millions of Pensioners Face Being Criminalised Over TV Licence Farce

Life for millions of the most lonely, vulnerable, and poorest pensioners across the UK just got tougher from 1st August. Three million over 75-year olds lost their automatic access to free TV licences and now face the £157.50 cost from their meagre fixed incomes. Failure to pay for the licence could result in a court appearance as it remains a criminal offence in the UK not to possess a TV licence if they own an operating television set. Hundreds of thousands of the UK’s poorest senior citizens could be criminalised and even imprisoned on the back of a shoddy Tory […]

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Solidarity With Cuba – The Country Which Leads the Way in Internationalism

If any one country has displayed in actions the human solidarity required to build a better world amid grinding poverty, malignant malnutrition, and endless bloody wars it is surely Cuba. Amid the treacherous global COVID-19 pandemic the small socialist island in the Caribbean with just over eleven million citizens has defiantly declared in words and practice that another world is possible. Selfish greed, obscene hoarding of wealth and grotesque disparities in access to health, housing, and education are the realities of life in it’s rich and powerful American neighbour ninety miles away but Cuba embarrasses the US every day in […]

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Sir Keir Starmer Should Be Ashamed – He Is An Establishment Stand-Up

Watching and listening to Sir Keir Starmer at the despatch box in Parliament the other day during the final Prime Minister Questions before their summer recess filled me with the dry boke. It has taken this excuse of a Labour leader only three months to expose himself as a useless toady of the British Establishment, despised by the genuine socialists left within his party and feted and promoted by the mainstream media who see one of their own at the summit of the party which is supposed to be about the working class and radical change. Tony Blair turned Labour […]

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Rangers Anti-Racist Statements Merit Support – Even from Celtic Fans

After writing this column I will most definitely be checking the sky for two moons. Maybe even hell has frozen over. I am a very proud and passionate supporter of Glasgow Celtic football club and I have written of my love for them often. Our fiercest rivals for many decades are another Glasgow team called Glasgow Rangers. Singing their praises is alien to me. However, credit where it is due. The current managing director and several current players have issued stinging comments recently condemning racism and hatred and promoting equality. This after facing online abuse from so-called football fans, some […]

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Russian Hacking & Election Interference Claims Belong in Flat Earth Folder

Absurd and ridiculous propositions are not difficult to float when you have the backing of a compliant and pliable mainstream media jam-packed with useful idiots on exorbitant salaries paid to manipulate opinions. UK governments can effectively invent stories and have them magically transformed into facts through the medium of principle-free broadcast, and newspaper editors who dictate what constitutes news and what doesn’t. The latest pathetic offering is the alleged Russian hacking of science laboratories working on a Covid19 vaccine spiced up with accusations that Russia interfered with the 2019 General Election. On both counts the evidence to back up such […]

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