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  • Solidarity with Venezuela

    UNITED NATIONS human rights high commissioner spokeswoman Liz Throssell’s words of caution regarding tomorrow’s election to Venezuela’s constituent assembly appear evenly balanced, but should they be?

    Throssell declares that “the wishes of the Venezuelan people...

    Saturday 29th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Syria mustn’t be Balkanised

    MAINSTREAM media concentration on the US-backed, mainly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) efforts to capture the Islamic State (Isis) capital Raqqa obscure events elsewhere in Syria.

    Fighting in Raqqa mirrors the battle by Iraqi forces to retake Mosul from the Isis death...

    Friday 28th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Unison shows the way

    EVERYONE who works for wages should, after the Supreme Court ruling against fees being levied to access employment tribunals, check in their purse or pocket to see what’s missing.

    If you don’t find a trade union card there, something is certainly amiss because, without...

    Thursday 27th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Irony is dead in the US

    Defending Lord Byron against high society’s disapproval of his marital arrangements, Baron Macauley exclaimed that “we know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodical fits of morality.”

    These words spring to mind when contemplating the...

    Wednesday 26th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Let’s push for an end to the Tories’ pay cap

    A STUDY for the GMB union provides a valuable upto date assessment of how much unpaid overtime is put in by Britain’s public-sector employees.

    Nearly two million staff work an extra eight hours a week on average and receive no payment in return, gifting the rest of us £11...

    Tuesday 25th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Brexit: Who’ll call the shots?

    Twelve top big business leaders marched into 10 Downing Street last Thursday afternoon to give Theresa May and her Brexit ministers their orders.

    Representatives from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the Institute of Directors, City gamblers Risk Capital, weapons...

    Monday 24th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Protesters in Poland won’t find allies in Brussels

    THE CONFLICT between the EU Commission and the misnamed Law and Justice government in Poland is a case — to adapt Oscar Wilde — of the unedifying in pursuit of the unspeakable.

    The irony of an unelected elite of bureaucrats in Brussels, together with the unelected President...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Tory antics on the EU create needless risks

    EUROPEAN UNION lead negotiator Michel Barnier says that, after organisation and presentation, the third round of talks on Britain’s exit from the EU “must be about clarification.”

    Tory government dithering and failure to present its case until almost a year after the...

    Friday 21st Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Time to talk about the prison crisis

    HIGH Court victory for the Ministry of Justice over prison officers’ union POA will not achieve the government’s goal of ensuring an absence of disruption in Britain’s prisons.

    This is not because of a lack of respect for the law on behalf of prison officers and their...

    Thursday 20th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • The EU's contempt for democracy

    CONTEMPT for democracy has long been a European Union hallmark, as evidenced by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s clarification that EU treaties take precedence over decisions by the Greek electorate.

    Greek voters backed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s call for a...

    Wednesday 19th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial