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Britain’s Trump?

by New Worker correspondent

BORIS JOHNSON met the Queen on Wednesday to take over officially from Theresa May after winning a clear victory in the Tory leadership race earlier in the week. Johnson told the media that his primary goal will be to deliver Brexit by 31st October and reunite the Conservative Party he now leads. But a number of Europhile ministers have refused to serve in his government and others are openly threatening to bring the new government down to stop a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

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Public Sector pay

by Theo Russell

THE UNIONS were uncharacteristically united at outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement of a £2 billion pay rise for public sector workers.

The TUC’s General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, did an Oliver Twist act and respectfully doffed her cap to remark: “After years of pay cuts, every public sector worker deserves a proper pay rise. But this mustn’t come from existing budgets. Public services are at breaking point. Our public services need extra funding to deliver real pay increases for hard-working public servants. This can’t be another case of robbing Peter to pay Paul.”

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Editorial

A nightmare on Downing Street

BORIS JOHNSON achieved his childhood ambition when he stepped into Downing Street this week. The successor to Mrs May has called on all Tories to close ranks around his new government that he says is going to “Deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn”. But Johnson can’t deliver Brexit. He can’t unite his own party let alone the country and most pundits believe that the new government will be brought down in the autumn when Remainers on both sides of the House of Commons combine to block a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

The Johnson camp talk about winning better withdrawal terms from Brussels but none of them seriously believe it’s going to happen. They say that the only alternative is to walk out on ‘no-deal’ World Trade Organisation terms — which is what we thought we were voting for in the first place. But that’s not going to happen either. The Remainers, who’ve been working day and night to reverse the results of the historic 2016 referendum, now have the numbers in the Commons to stop a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

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