Victory to the rail workers!

jobs and congratulates the RMT for balloting over 40,000 of its members for strike action. Workers whose jobs are threatened include those who maintain tracks, signals and overhead lines. The RMT is to ballot its members in fifteen train operating companies, including LNER, Chiltern, Avanti, Cross Country and South Western.

Yemen war statistics

Saudi Arabia, let’s not forget, is a barbaric theocratic dictatorship waging an incredibly brutal war on Yemen, which has resulted in famine. This illegal war is waged using British arms, but there is no response from FIFA, from the theatre critics, from the Women’s Institute or the European Tree of the Year competition, which is odd as they were very quick to “stand up for peace” in Ukraine. If there are to be moral outrages, surely they must be consistent and not merely launched on the instructions of the Foreign Office and their parrots in the corporate media…