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Covid vaccine passports and privacy rights: is the trade-off justified? – Mathilde Groppo

As the restrictions begin to be eased across the UK, the current hot topic is the introduction of ‘Covid vaccine passports’ – certificates showing the status of an individual’s vaccination (and potentially of their latest tests or their immunity status). … Continue reading

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Is it time for checks and balances on police who abuse their powers?

It seems police across the UK have been abusing their powers to control protests for many years – so why do our governments only ever seem to give them more powers to abuse? This article by Christine Berry expands on one … Continue reading

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Government misses its own deadline on shale gas decisions by one year

A year ago today, people in the south Yorkshire village of Woodsetts waited to hear whether the government would approve Ineos plans to drill for shale gas near their homes. 90 miles away, this scene was repeated in Cheshire where … Continue reading

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LOTO launches ‘coordinated’ attack on left figures over Hartlepool

Former senior LOTO staffer and front-bench MP attack working-class Labour MP, while two right-wing MPs pair up on CWU leader Dave Ward Jon Trickett MP, left, and CWU general secretary Dave WardTwo leading left figures have been targeted in what … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland is ablaze again. It’s what Boris Johnson wanted and why he lied

Is Boris Johnson delighted that his lies have stirred up more Troubles in Northern Ireland. This Writer reckons he must be. Why else would he have promised to everybody who would listen that he would make sure they got what … Continue reading

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Gavin Williamson wants school discipline clampdown. Based on what evidence?

Gavin Williamson, the dunderheaded education secretary who illegally scrapped dozens of legal rights for children, is attacking them again. This time he’s telling us that long periods in lockdown have “inevitably” turned our children feral, and they need to have … Continue reading

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Monitoring of Claimants “suspected of Fraud” Extended to Social Media.

This story has appeared. Some suggest it is scare tactics, even scare-mongering, but it is still threatening. What has social media got to do with making a benefit claim? The DWP is watching you? Sussex Live: Universal Credit: Warning issued … Continue reading

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As the lockdown ends – and IF Covid-19 dies away – will we REALLY forgive Johnson for all the deaths he caused?

This Writer had the first Covid-19 vaccination on Easter Sunday and within a few hours I felt terrible. Having been warned that a tiny minority of people experience headaches, fever and/or flu-like symptoms, I was forearmed and didn’t panice. That’s … Continue reading

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Coward Starmer sends nonentity Reeves to apologise for his visit to homophobic church because he’s not big enough to say sorry

If anything demonstrates that Keir Starmer should not be the United Kingdom’s prime minister, it is this. We’ve already got a PM who won’t take personal responsibility for his mistakes, stupidities and stated policies of oppression; we don’t need another. … Continue reading

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