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Not a smooth ride for Biden

by New Worker correspondent

IMPERIALIST LEADERS gathered in Cornwall last week to listen to their chief, Joe Biden, call for a renewed propaganda and economic warfare drive against Russia and People’s China.

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Battle for Unite begins

by New Worker correspondent

THE RACE for post of General Secretary of Unite the union is now well underway. All four candidates have jumped over the barrier of obtaining 172 branch nominations to make the final ballot. There are three ‘left’ candidates of various hues, all senior full-time officers of the union including two Assistant General Secretaries. In order of nominations: Steve Turner came first with 525; Sharon Graham came in with 349; and Howard Beckett had 328.

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A Russian space oddity

Film Review by Ben Soton

IS THIS first-time director Egor Abramenko’s take on the former Soviet Union? Does it reflect the views of the Putin government or is it just plain science fiction?

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Editorial

Summertime blues

THE Government’s decision to delay final lockdown easing for four weeks will come as a relief to the millions of unvaccinated people fearful of the reports of rising COVID-19 infection and hospitalisation rates all over the country due to the spread of the Delta variant. All major anti-COVID restrictions will now end on 19th July unless a “far more dangerous” variant emerges.

Labour says the current crisis is, as usual, all down to Boris Johnson. Shadow Home Secretary Nick Thomas-Symonds says the four-week delay was due to the Prime Minister’s border “negligence”. Calling the Delta variant “the Johnson variant”, Labour’s man argues that Johnson’s “refusal to take tough decisions has left Britain facing weeks more under restrictions”.

“The delay is happening because a new variant first identified overseas was allowed to take hold in this country. There is one reason and one reason only that this happened: lax border measures by Conservative ministers.

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