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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

Growing support for cannabis legalisation

The Tories are split over legalisation of cannabis. The issue is back in the news after the case of a 12-year-old whose medicinal cannabis oil was confiscated at Heathrow Airport. The Home Office returned some medicine to Billy Caldwell after medics confirmed he needed it to deal with severe epileptic seizures. Former Conservative leader William … Continue reading

Pro-EU marchers attack Corbyn and Leave voters

Pro-EU demonstrators marched in large numbers in London at the weekend demanding that Britain hold another referendum on membership. The People’s Vote campaign says a second vote should be held on the terms of UK departure from the EU. There was a nasty undercurrent to some speeches at the event and in tweets after. Liberal … Continue reading

French strikers show the way

French trade union leader Jean-Claude Mailly has warned that ongoing conflict between the French government and the unions may turn into a national confrontation over President Emmanuel Macron’s economic programme. Unions are holding two-day strikes every week for three months over the government’s European Union dictated marketisation and compulsory tendering policies for the SNCF state railway company. … Continue reading

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