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Furloughing the Science

FURLOUGHING THE SCIENCE

Rishi Sunak adjusts furlough scheme, the government ignores the science to ease the lockdown, and a CNN reporter arrested at the Minneapolis...

Dominic Cummings Is a Glorified Shitposter

DOMINIC CUMMINGS IS A GLORIFIED SHITPOSTER

Everything about Dominic Cummings' press conference on Monday was absurd - his tardiness, the ill-fitting trousers and his account...

 
 
 
BAME People Are More Likely to Have Been Fined for Breaking Lockdown Across the Country, FOI Data Shows

BAME PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN FINED FOR BREAKING LOCKDOWN ACROSS THE COUNTRY, FOI DATA SHOWS

BAME people living outside of London were 4.4 times more likely than white people to receive a £60 fine for breaking lockdown in the...

The Burner 242: ‘And You Have to Do It All the Time'

THE BURNER 242: ‘AND YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALL THE TIME'

Cummings survives: but what's the wreckage? Lockdown eases, but R is high: so why? Plus, James Butler wonders about political hope...

 
 
 
The ‘radical nannies' Organising to Support Each Other Through Covid-19

THE ‘RADICAL NANNIES' ORGANISING TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER THROUGH COVID-19

The prime minister's instructions that those who ‘cannot work from home' should return to their jobs has left many childcare workers...

The Burner 241: Dangerous Liaisons

THE BURNER 241: DANGEROUS LIAISONS

Ash Sarkar breaks down Boris Johnson's first appearance at the Commons liaison committee. Plus the danger of false negatives.

 
 
 
A Migrant With No Recourse to Public Funds on Being Made Homeless During a Pandemic

A MIGRANT WITH NO RECOURSE TO PUBLIC FUNDS ON BEING MADE HOMELESS DURING A PANDEMIC

Boris Johnson apparently had no idea that tens of thousands of people living in the UK are denied access to public funds, including...

Herd Impunity

HERD IMPUNITY

Boris Johnson's blind defence of Cummings is undermining the lockdown, but will it seriously undermine his government? Michael Walker...

 
 
 
Humankind: a Hopeful History With Rutger Bregman

HUMANKIND: A HOPEFUL HISTORY WITH RUTGER BREGMAN

Last year Davos viral sensation Rutger Bregman toured the tv studios of Britain finding that “on average, British journalists are the...

Humankind: a Hopeful History - W/ Rutger Bregman

HUMANKIND: A HOPEFUL HISTORY - W/ RUTGER BREGMAN

Last year Davos viral sensation Rutger Bregman toured the tv studios of Britain finding that “on average, British journalists are the...

 
 
 
Dominic Cummings Should Be Sacked

DOMINIC CUMMINGS SHOULD BE SACKED

On 23 March, as it became increasingly clear that the full force of the coronavirus crisis was about to descend on Britain, Boris Johnson...

The Burner 240: Squid Ink + Prison Viruses

THE BURNER 240: SQUID INK + PRISON VIRUSES

Cummings splashes round the squid ink: will it be enough to escape the consequences? Gary McQuiggin takes a deep dive into the impact...

 
 
 
RULE BREAKER

RULE BREAKER

No new information. No apology. Dominic Cummings has made it clear it's one rule for him and another for the rest of us.

Detained Migrants Are Workers. They Belong in the Trade Union Movement

DETAINED MIGRANTS ARE WORKERS. THEY BELONG IN THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT

Currently, hundreds of migrants are detained in appalling conditions in immigration removal centres across the country. Rather than...

 
 
 
Cummings. STAYS?!

CUMMINGS. STAYS?!

Dominic Cummings has broken the lockdown, but Johnson won't let him go. Will the government get away with taking us all for FOOLS?!

How Grime's Origins Show a Path to Cultural Resistance

HOW GRIME'S ORIGINS SHOW A PATH TO CULTURAL RESISTANCE

“Grime started in the city. It started in the estates.” - Wiley, Eskiboy, 2017 At its conception, grime was forged so intrinsically...

 
 
 
Filth: Coronavirus Has Shown That Cleaners Are Essential, but Labelling Them ‘low-skilled' Legitimises Exploitation

FILTH: CORONAVIRUS HAS SHOWN THAT CLEANERS ARE ESSENTIAL, BUT LABELLING THEM ‘LOW-SKILLED' LEGITIMISES EXPLOITATION

What threadbare freedom of movement had survived the previous decades of anti-migrant crackdown has now ended. All those who fall under...

Cyclone Amphan and Coronavirus Have Exposed the Failings of Neoliberalism in India and Bangladesh

CYCLONE AMPHAN AND CORONAVIRUS HAVE EXPOSED THE FAILINGS OF NEOLIBERALISM IN INDIA AND BANGLADESH

On Wednesday, Cyclone Amphan hit the eastern coast of India and Bangladesh, killing at least 84 people. Now-weakened, the first super...

 
 
 
Johnson in Retreat

JOHNSON IN RETREAT

Boris Johnson has been forced to make two U-turns this week. Is he a prime minister in retreat? Plus, James Meadway on whether Britain's...

The Tories Are Pushing People Back Onto the Streets Because Rough Sleeping Serves a Political Purpose

THE TORIES ARE PUSHING PEOPLE BACK ONTO THE STREETS BECAUSE ROUGH SLEEPING SERVES A POLITICAL PURPOSE

There's a scene in the US TV show The Wire where Omar and his boyfriend rob Avon Barksdale's stash house in broad daylight. Barksdale,...

 
 
 



PSG announce Icardi has completed transfer from Inter Milan, with deal...

PSG announce Icardi has completed transfer from Inter Milan, with deal thought to include ‘anti-Juventus' clause

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have signed Mauro Icardi on a permanent basis from Inter Milan. On Sunday, the Ligue 1 champions confirmed that they have exercised a clause in the... Read more ...

Liverpool ace left Real Madrid stunned with brutal snub before picking LFC...

Liverpool ace left Real Madrid stunned with brutal snub before picking LFC transfer over Bernabeu move

Liverpool youngster Harvey Elliott reportedly stunned Real Madrid with his response to being offered the chance to meet Sergio Ramos. The 17-year-old is considered a real... Read more ...

Why Mauro Icardi's move to PSG could be bad news for Barcelona

Why Mauro Icardi's move to PSG could be bad news for Barcelona

Mauro Icardi leaves Inter, signs for PSG A major European transfer has been completed on Sunday between Inter Milan and PSG, as Mauro Icardi has secured a permanent a move to... Read more ...

Boy, 9, with cerebral palsy completes 'ginormous' marathon challenge raising...

Boy, 9, with cerebral palsy completes 'ginormous' marathon challenge raising £47K for NHS

Tobias Weller was described as 'incredible' and 'an inspiration' by celebrities and sports stars, who sent him messages of support ahead of the final leg of his journey today. Read more ...

Thomas The Tank Engine Narrator Michael Angelis Dies, Aged 68

Thomas The Tank Engine Narrator Michael Angelis Dies, Aged 68

Michael Angelis , best known as the long-term narrator of Thomas The Tank Engine series Thomas & Friends , has died at the age of 76, his agent said. The actor died suddenly... Read more ...

Man Utd close to Odion Ighalo loan extension until January ahead of deadline

Man Utd close to Odion Ighalo loan extension until January ahead of deadline

Manchester United want to keep Odion Ighalo for the rest of the Premier League season. Read more ...

Man dies and two rescued after boat sinks off coast at Fleetwood

Man dies and two rescued after boat sinks off coast at Fleetwood

A man has died and two others were rescued from the water after a boat sunk off the coast at Fleetwood, police say. Read more ...

Strictly Come Dancing ‘confirms' return 'but with very strict Masked Singer...

Strictly Come Dancing ‘confirms' return 'but with very strict Masked Singer rules'

STRICTLY COME DANCING is set to return later this year and fans are desperate to find out which celebrities will be taking part, but BBC bosses have now ‘revealed' the strict... Read more ...

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Union Berlin, Bundesliga: live score and latest...

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Union Berlin, Bundesliga: live score and latest updates

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Real Madrid the clear preference for Manchester United transfer target

Real Madrid the clear preference for Manchester United transfer target

Real Madrid have been given a major boost in their pursuit of 17-year-old Rennes starlet Eduardo Camavinga, according to a report in AS . The Spanish media outlet claim that... Read more ...