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Lukashenko tours to rally the people

by New Worker correspondent

BELARUSIAN troops have been sent to the western border to stop infiltration from Poland and the Baltic states in support of reactionary opposition attempts to overthrow the government. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been touring the country to rally the people, who overwhelmingly supported him at the last presidential election earlier in the month.

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Off the buses

by New Worker correspondent

PUBLIC transport is supposed to be a good thing and should be encouraged to discourage private car ownership. That message has not got through to Alexander Dennis (ADL) however, Britain’s largest bus and coach builder, which has announced that 650 jobs will be lost at its three main sites. It will close production at Guildford in Surrey, at a cost of 200 jobs (out of 240), as well as making 160 redundant at Falkirk (despite jobs being moved there), 90 will go at Scarborough and a further 200 at other smaller sites across the country.

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In the summertime when the weather is hot

IF YOU THOUGHT the hype around the re-opening of the schools had heralded the end of the silly season you were sadly mistaken. Over the last few weeks we had more gossip about Prince Andrew, the usual Loch Ness monster sighting, “strange lights” in the Horsham skies in Sussex, and some nonsense about Boris Johnson’s three day staycation in a tent in the Scottish Highlands. But amongst all this tat was a curious story that has renewed speculation about the Prime Minister’s long-term future. .

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Where angels fear to tread

THIS WEEK the British government joined in the imperialist chorus of support for their chief Russian stooge Alexey Navalny, who was allegedly poisoned in the Siberian city of Omsk last week. The bourgeois media calls him the leader of the Russian opposition but he’s nothing if the kind.

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