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Boris shuts down Parliament

by New Worker correspondent

BORIS JOHNSON shut down Parliament on Monday amid jeers from the opposition after MPs once again rejected his call for a snap election. But hopes that the enforced five-week break would help enhance the Prime Minister’s standing were soon dashed following the decision of a Scottish court that ruled the prorogation unlawful amid reports that Labour is now just one point behind the Tories in the opinion polls

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Rocks for the TUC

by New Worker correspondent

READERS may have noticed that the annual general meeting of the Trades Union Congress took place in Brighton this week. In the not too distant past this event grabbed the headlines with live TV coverage except when Playschool came on. Nowadays things are very different.

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Bye Bye Bolton

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump sacked his national security adviser, John Bolton, this week as “his services are no longer needed at the White House”. No one’s going to miss Bolton, least of all the Iranians who claim credit for the dismissal saying it was the result of their steadfast resistance to American economic warfare that led to the wretched old warmonger’s downfall.

Without going into details Trump simply said: “I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore I asked John for his resignation,”.

Some say that Bolton’s blinkered Cold War stance, which nearly led to open war with Venezuela and undermined Trump’s efforts to reach a rapprochement with Democratic Korea, was at odds with Trump’s thinking. Others believe that the last straw was Bolton’s opposition to secret peace talks between American, Afghan government and Taliban officials at the presidential retreat of Camp David that were called off at the last minute following a Taliban bomb attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and a dozen others last week.

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