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Better late than never

A new law came into force this month that gives the government wide-ranging new powers to prevent foreign takeovers of UK companies, or strategic stakes of 25 per cent or more. The National Security and Investment Act (NSIA) applies to sensitive sectors ranging from advanced materials to artificial intelligence, civil nuclear, ‘critical suppliers to government’, … Continue reading

We will never call Blair ‘Sir’

It shows the decency of the British people that over a million have thrown their weight behind a petition to have Sir Tony Blair stripped of his knighthood. The former Prime Minister was made a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter in the UKs antiquated honours system. People are calling for … Continue reading

LV= – RESIST THE BRIBES & PROPAGANDA & VOTE TO REJECT THE SALE TO PRIVATE EQUITY

LV= is planning to bring its status as a Mutual, owned by its members since 1843, to an end by selling it to a Private Equity group based in the United States. In order to achieve this, it must persuade 75% of its members to approve the deal (not ALL of its members, but of … Continue reading

Wetherspoons – Switch to British Butter!

J D Wetherspoon sells millions of breakfasts. All those with toast are sold with Lurpak butter. Lurpak is a brand of butter owned by Arla Foods based in Viby, Denmark. We want Wetherspoons to switch to a UK-made butter. Why? It’s better for British jobs Wetherspoon has earned a special place in British hearts by … Continue reading

LIVERPOOL VICTORIA (LV=) – Vote No to the Bain deal

Founded in 1843 as a burial society enabling members to pay as little as a penny per week to cover the costs of their funerals, the Society is wholly owned by its members and has grown into one of the largest insurance businesses in the UK. Its status as a Mutual is now threatened with … Continue reading

Buy UK-made gifts this Xmas!

We’ve teamed up with the campaign Great UK Products You Can Buy and Solidarity Trade Union to produce some suggestions for UK-made Xmas gifts. Buying UK-made goods keeps our people in work, boosts our economy, and is more ecological (because supply chains are shorter). It’s a small way we can all make a positive difference. … Continue reading

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