A root and branch transformation of our economy

Let’s concentrate on the difference a Labour government would make and the high stakes at the coming election.

AS EVENTS over the past few weeks and days twist and turn, a general election in the very near future looks increasingly likely and the hope of getting Boris Johnson out by Christmas grows.

Jeremy Corbyn has been clear on the need to first ensure that Johnson can’t crash us out with no deal, and once that is secured, a general election must be fought and won.
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No to Trump’s blockade on Venezuela!

Venezuelans will suffer more under the impact of a fully-fledged US blockade, writes Ken Livingstone.

President Trump has recently imposed sweeping new sanctions against Venezuela in his bid to oust the elected government of President Maduro. The embargo measures now constitute a fully-fledged economic blockade of the type employed against Cuba since the early 1960s.

The new measures enacted by an Executive Order on August 5th totally block all Venezuelan assets in the US and prohibit all transactions with Venezuelan state agencies.
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Ghastly Tories are failing our kids

The Conservative government is blighting a whole generation of children, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE.

ONE of the most depressing things about our so-called “mainstream media” is how little they cover the devastating impact of Tory austerity on our communities and people from all across Britain.

One such thing that deserves much more attention is how the Tories are failing a whole generation of children, including through rising homelessness and poverty. This was shown by a recent report from the Children’s Commissioner for England which estimated that there could be more than 210,000 children without a permanent home in England, with thousands living in dangerous converted shipping containers.
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Time to back the Honduran resistance

One of Trump’s main allies in South and Central America is in big trouble, writes KEN LIVINGSTONE.

A recent wave of protests against the Honduran government of Juan Orlando Hernandez has continued the campaign calling for his immediate resignation and arrest on charges of corruption and sanctioning violent repression and murder of a range of Honduran citizens such as environmental activists, journalists and trade unionists.

These latest acts of resistance involve a range of groups and social movements, including the Defence of Health and Public Education campaign.
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