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Foodbank use likely to break all records this Christmas

Shamefully Foodbank use this Christmas is set to be the busiest on record, the Trussell Trust warns. The charity said that its 400 foodbanks are expected to be called upon to deliver more emergency food supplies over the Christmas period than ever before. Numbers are expected to be higher than last December, when the Trust … Continue reading

Benefits sanctions “pointlessly cruel” says new report

A report released on Tuesday condemned the Tory government’s benefit sanctions regime. The MPs’ Work and Pensions Committee said the human cost of sanctions, where benefits are withheld, is “simply too high” and “pointlessly cruel”. Benefit sanctions are penalties imposed on claimants who do not meet conditions such as attending job centre meetings. As well … Continue reading

Labour warned by Trade Unionists on Second Vote

Backing another referendum on European Union membership could “derail Labour’s chances more than any other campaign,” Trade Unionists Against the EU (TUAEU) has warned. On October 20 the Conservative Party conference opens in Birmingham and supporters of the misnamed “People’s Vote” will be on the streets in large numbers. Another Europe is Possible which supports … Continue reading

Labour on industry ownership – a good start say Third Way

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell recently announced plans to nationalise the water industry, rail and other utilities. Speaking at Labour’s conference, he said the party was “planned, ready and prepared” for a programme of nationalisation if it wins a general election. Third Way welcomes these promises about nationalisation. Taking key services away from profiteering bosses and … Continue reading

Labour capitulate to Zionist pressure

The Labour Party’s ruling body has adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that many believe restricts criticism of the State of Israel. The decision by the party’s national executive committee (NEC) on Tuesday follows a smear campaign assisted by the Labour right, and is a humiliating surrender for Labour’s left wing leadership. Labour has now accepted … Continue reading

Confusion and sadness over attack on Sikh Temple in Leith

The attack on the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Sheriff Brae, Leith caused shock and initial confusion within our community. Police were called to a blaze at 5am last Tuesday.   Galab Singh, a committee member of the Gurdwara Sahib said: “When I heard there was a fire I had to rush here and go … Continue reading

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