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Corbyn grows stronger despite dirty tricks

by Daphne Liddle

JEREMY Corbyn’s standing amongst the Labour Party membership is going from strength to strength as the plots and schemes of the media and the traitor Labour MPs have no effect except to show up what a poisonous, devious, lying bunch of ruling class toadies they are.

The BBC has admitted intentionally damaging the Corbyn leadership with a contrived live resignation shortly after Corbyn won the party leadership.

Corbyn was systematically undermined and attacked by the British press as soon as he became leader. Figures show that 60 per cent of the pieces involving Corbyn during his first seven days of leadership were negative.

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Corbyn grows stronger despite dirty tricks

North Sea oil workers’ first strike for 28 years

NORTH Sea oil workers employed on Shell platforms took strike action on Tuesday, for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, in response to their employer’s (the Wood Group) refusal to withdraw changes to their pay and conditions that would put them up to £20,000 per year out of pocket.

The 24-hour strike was preceded on Monday by an overtime ban that still continues and was organised by two unions, Unite and RMT.

Unite balloted its members and received overwhelming support in favour of strike action of 99.1 per cent on a turnout of 86.6 per cent. The strike action follows the disappointment of both unions that talks at the conciliation service Acas failed to resolve the situation. Around 400 workers from both unions are involved in the action.

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North Sea oil workers’ first strike for 28 years

Editorial

Combat terror at the source

THERE’S been a frenzied response to the wave of terror attacks across Europe in the bourgeois media. Every day they tell us that this is the work of the followers of the “Islamic State” (ISIS) and indeed it is in most cases. Our new Foreign Secretary, BorisJohnson, jumped the gun however, when he rashly blamed the Bavarian killings on the “global sickness” of Islamist terrorism.

Johnson said: “If, as seems very likely, this is another terrorist incident, then I think it proves once again that we have a global phenomenon and a global sickness that we have to tackle both at the source — in the areas where the cancer is being incubated in the Middle East — and also of course around the world.” But it soon transpired that the murder of nine people, seven of them children, in Munich, was the work of a deranged teenager of Muslim origin, obsessed with guns, who had spent the past year preparing for his shooting spree.

We can, perhaps, forgive Johnson for jumping to conclusions. The other attacks in Germany and France have apparently been carried out by ISIS followers. We can’t, however, condone the solutions that the Tory Government he represents are churning out. Johnson says that Britain needs to address the process of radicalisation. “We have to ask ourselves, what is going on? How is the switch being thrown in the minds of these people?” he says. But all we can expect is another call for more repressive measures against refugees and the working class as a whole, wrapped up in the socio-psychological babble that the Government uses to mask its real intentions these days

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Combat terror at the source