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Workfare is illegal

by Daphne Liddle

THE INQUIRY into the shocking scandal at the Mid Staffs general hospital, headed by Sir Robert Francis QC, was delivered on Wednesday morning.

THE COURT of Appeal in London last Tuesday ruled that forcing unemployed people to work for no wages is illegal. The landmark ruling came in two test cases, one involving university graduate Cait Reilly and the other was heavy goods vehicle fitter Jamie Wilson.

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A test for peace

DEMOCRATIC Korea conducted a third underground nuclear test this week. The atomic test was conducted safely to ensure that there was no adverse effect to the surrounding ecological environment. The development of the DPR Korea’s independent nuclear deterrent is part of a series of practical measures to defend the security and sovereignty of the DPR Korea in the face of the economic and diplomatic offensive by US imperialism and its venal allies and lackeys to deny the independent right of the DPRK to pursue space exploration.

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