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Syrian troops advance in Idlib

by our Arab Affairs correspondent

SYRIAN TROOPS, backed by Russian and Syrian war-planes, are continuing their offensive to kick the Turks and their Arab auxiliaries out of Idlib province in northern Syria. Over the past two weeks Syrian forces have liberated a number of towns and villages in the enclave that has been under Turkish occupation for over five years.

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Outsourcing battles

by New Worker correspondent

YESTERDAY afternoon transport union RMT held a demonstration outside the Liverpool HQ of Merseytravel as part of the union’s campaign for ‘Justice for Mitie Merseyrail Cleaners’. They were demanding a real living wage, now, for the cleaners.

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Greek communists speak out!

Last month Greek communist leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), came to London for a number of events, including a visit to the Marx Memorial Library and Marx’s tomb at Highgate Cemetery. During his stay he talked to the New Worker’s Theo Russell about the current situation in Greece.

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Editorial

Where’s Boris?

BORIS JOHNSON usually likes being in the public gaze. During the election he would strut around a hospital in a lab coat pretending to show some concern at the plight of the health service or pose in farmer’s togs in an attempt to get the rural Tory vote out in December.

Like the Roman Emperor Nero, Johnson is constantly searching for vanity projects that will immortalise his name.

When he was Mayor of London we had the “Garden Bridge” that was eventually scrapped but only after £43 million of public money had been poured down the drain. We had the even more ludicrous “Boris Island” on Shivering Sands in Kent that was going to be the site of London’s fourth airport but fortunately never got off the ground. Now he’s in Downing Street Johnson is talking about building a 20-mile long “Boris Bridge” between Scotland and northern Ireland which, once again, was spotlighted in the Tory media.

Boris loves the limelight but he runs for cover when the going gets tough and during the recent floods that have devastated large tracts of the country he is nowhere to be seen.

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