Back in 2010, before the last election, Tories courting the environmentally conscious vote claimed that you could ‘vote blue and get green’ and that theirs would be the greenest government ever. Last year, the run up to the next election, they capped their term of inaction on climate change with a demonstration of how far they are really committed to environmental sustainability: they persuaded the EU to include in their definition of renewable energy nuclear power and fracking.
Support needed at the Guinness Trust Estate in Brixton where an occupation by residents and supporters is taking place against the eviction of many tenants.
Occupiers plan to keep the occupation running until Guinness agree to halt all evictions and rehouse all the tenants in local social housing.Read more
An anti-austerity organisation which described Fife Council’s controversial budget as an “ideological attack on the very fabric of our society” is to carry on its campaign.
The People’s Assembly Fife — whose members are from various campaigning organisations, trades unions and individuals — were among those who demonstrated outside Fife House on Thursday ahead of the council’s budget meeting.Read more
Commenting on the speech David Cameron is due to make today (Tuesday) on pay to the British Chambers of Commerce, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said
“Since David Cameron became Prime Minister the average wage is worth £2,500 less a year, the worst fall in living standards since Queen Victoria was on the throne".Read more
Hundreds gather in protest at library cuts in Cardiff
The Read In event staged at Cardiff Central Library had dozens of protesters out in force against the cuts to library services.
A 12-year-old girl from Llanelli was the star speaker as hundreds of campaigners gathered outside Cardiff Central Library in protest at proposed cuts to library services across the capital.Read more
In the past few weeks there’s actually only been a very small percentage increase in number of people visiting A&E compared to the same period last year. But this marginal increase has been having an exponential effect on waiting times. A&E departments are struggling to cope.Read more
We’re constantly told by the Tories that there’s no money, but there’s always money for war, bombs and Trident.
Audience member at People’s Question time event in East London, 9 October 2014, asks the panel, “How come there’s always money for war bombs and trident? Mark Serwotka, Natalie Bennett and John Rees answer: