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New global arms race?

by our European Affairs correspondent

FEARS ARE GROWING in the chancelleries of Europe about the imminent collapse of a Russian–American nuclear arms treaty that could spark off a new global arms race and a return to the Cold War in Europe.

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On the education front

by New Worker correspondent

FOLLOWING the Government’s announcement that the Further Education (FE) sector in England will receive an extra £400 million of funding trade unions have said that the Association of Colleges will now have no option but to deliver on previous promises of a substantial wage increase for staff if it received a funding boost.

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Meeting to tackle global poverty

by New Worker correspondent

NCP leader Andy Brooks went online to take part in a seminar on how political parties could help poverty eradication, which kicked off on Monday in Eastern China’s Fujian province.

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Johnson dips his snout into the
bloody Ukrainian trough

by Theo Russell

THE British government is massively stepping up its military and political involvement in Ukraine, after a visit to Britain by President Volodymyr Zelensky and a high powered delegation which included a meeting with Prince William and a visit to Portsmouth Naval Base.

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Look to socialism

AS THE Johnson Government introduces the new three-tier system to deal with the second wave of the coronavirus plague that is sweeping throughout Scotland and across swathes of northern England, Labour is calling for a “circuit breaker” national lockdown to bring the rising rate of COVID-19 infections under control.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called for a short lockdown or “circuit-breaker” in England of two to three weeks to bring the rising rate of coronavirus under control. He says the current measures are not working and that a further two-to three-week sharp lock-down is needed to prevent a “sleepwalk into… a bleak winter”.

Dismissing Johnson as “an opportunist all his life”, Starmer told Parliament that the Government wasn’t doing enough to tackle the problem. What is needed is a short “circuit-break” like the draconian first lock-down that ran from late March to the beginning of August this year. This time schools and colleges would remain open, but “all pubs, bars and restaurants would be closed” and compensated “so that no business loses out because of the sacrifices we all need to make”.

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