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Tories shamed over petrol

by Caroline Colebrook

THE GIANT union Unite last Wednesday welcomed the start of talks at the conciliation service Acas in the petrol tanker drivers’ dispute over working conditions and safety.

This follows a week of farce and tragedy in which the Tories made fools of themselves by trying to whip up anti-union sentiments, warning of an impending strike and petrol shortage over Easter when all they had to do to remove the possibility of the strike was to take a serious look at the safety issues involved and get the oil distribution companies around a table with the union to negotiate a code of safety practice in delivering petrol that is in everyone’s interest.

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Nato continue to back Syrian terrorists

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

SYRIAN troops are begining to withdraw from the cities as the Assad government moves to implement proposals put forward by United Nations mediator Kofi Annan to end the crisis in the country and create the conditions for fresh elections under the new constitution.

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The Bradford Spring

GEORGE Galloway has triumphantly returned to Parliament following a spectacular win in the Bradford West by-election last week. While Galloway was being chaired by jubilant supporters after the count, all Labour could do was to speedily cancel the “victory” parade for Ed Miliband and their hapless candidate that they had planned for the next day.

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