Canary (The Other)

2019 Dec 10 - 2:35am
On Saturday 7 November, the Sun managed to plunge to a depth even we didn’t think was possible. It published a smear about Jeremy Corbyn headlined:Ex-British intelligence officers say Jeremy Corbyn is at the centre of a hard-left extremist network.The story itself is laughable. These supposed intelligence officers have basically just scribbled a load of coloured lines on a website and added some names and links to back up their...
Tags: Opinion, UK, extremism, GE2019, jeremy corbyn, Owen Jones
2019 Dec 10 - 2:08am
On 9 December, Boris Johnson showed once again that he really doesn’t care about the climate emergency. Jet set In a last-minute effort to woo voters, Johnson visited Labour strongholds in the north of England. But following a trip to a fish market in Grimsby, he took a private jet from Doncaster to Teeside. This is an 84-mile trip. As Metro reported, this journey would only take just over an hour and a half by either train or road. Any...
Tags: Analysis, junktag (ignore), Environment, UK, Boris Johnson, climate crisis
2019 Dec 10 - 1:33am
A group called Mainstream UK has exploited a veteran to spread vicious smears against Jeremy Corbyn. The group, which has attracted support from serial Corbyn critic Rachel Riley and a number of disgruntled ex-Labour MPs, paid to spread a video around Facebook about the Labour leader on 7 December. Mainstream UK brands itself as a non-partisan champion of “respectable and responsible politics”. But it has spent thousands of pounds on...
Tags: Analysis, Global, UK, IRA, jeremy corbyn, John McDonnell
2019 Dec 10 - 12:29am
On 9 December, ITV journalist Joe Pike confronted Boris Johnson with an image that has shocked the nation. Johnson’s reaction was, even by his standards, appalling. In fact, this should be the defining moment that costs him the election. “He just doesn’t care” Pike tried to show Johnson an image of four-year-old Jack Williment-Barr. As the Yorkshire Evening Post reported, he was forced to sleep on the floor of Leeds...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Health, junktag (ignore), UK, Boris Johnson, GE2019
2019 Dec 9 - 11:36pm
ITV‘s Hannah Miller met Boris Johnson on 7 December. And her reporting on his visit to the North West of England surely captures why this past weekend really must be Johnson’s last as prime minister. Doing the media profession proud Miller excelled during an interview with Johnson on 7 December. By holding him and his party to account, she really made him squirm. She first quoted a letter from the Seashell Trust, a charity which...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, austerity, Boris Johnson, children's services, Conservative party
2019 Dec 9 - 11:00pm
Since the general election was called, the establishment media has consistently talked up the probability of a Tory win, although those following the Labour campaign closely have reason to be positive. Campaigning Behind the scenes, volunteers for the campaign group Momentum have coordinated a nationwide effort using online forums to organise phone banking parties, doorstep canvassing, and the creation of viral memes. This blend of online...
Tags: Analysis, UK, Bernie Sanders, canvassing, GE2019, General Election 2019
2019 Dec 9 - 9:23pm
The Labour Party has promised a February budget that will end austerity “once and for all”. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said he will deliver a budget on 5 February which will save the NHS, rebuild public services, and introduce a Real Living Wage of £10 per hour for all workers over 16. McDonnell said his budget will also put more money into an emergency package of reforms to Universal Credit while Labour designs a replacement social...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, austerity, Budget, GE2019, General Election 2019
2019 Dec 9 - 8:26pm
NHS England released figures in November that showed A&E departments produced their worst waiting times on record in the previous month. Those figures revealed that one in six people had to wait longer than four hours in A&E, with over 720 people waiting over 12 hours. That’s not, however, the whole story. Explosive new figures from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) show that things are “three times” worse...
Tags: Analysis, junktag (ignore), Health, UK, A&E, Conservative party
2019 Dec 9 - 6:03pm
Boris Johnson has been accused of breaking his word over his commitment to protect the union between Great Britain and the north of Ireland by the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.As the prime minister faced fresh questions over trade within the UK after Brexit, Arlene Foster said government officials had told her there would need to be checks.Asked on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about the sense of some in the unionist community...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, Boris Johnson
2019 Dec 9 - 5:07pm
Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie has said the UK “can’t afford” for the general election not to be climate focused.Harvie, speaking to the PA news agency ahead of polling day on 12 December, said the world had been given about a decade to take radical action.And he outlined the importance of having strong Green voices in the room at Westminster, to push the other parties beyond their “comfort zone” on taking...
Tags: junktag (ignore), Environment, junktag (ignore), UK, climate breakdown, climate chaos
2019 Dec 9 - 2:28am
Our NHS needs us! Find out how a deliberate regime of cuts has undermined the NHS, paving the way for selling off large parts of it to private companies. This new film features exclusive interviews with doctors, nurses, campaigners and many others who care about the future of our NHS. This is one of the most important issues of this election, and this film reveals exactly what’s at stake. Produced by Videoblogg Productions By Andrew Butler
Tags: UK, Video, election 2019, jeremy corbyn, Labour, NHS
2019 Dec 9 - 2:09am
Comedian Frankie Boyle has just written a cutting takedown of the mainstream media’s appalling election bias. And he says it’s a problem we seriously “need to address”. The art of media bias Writing in the Guardian, Boyle stresses that: Labour has been monstered in the media throughout the campaign, and largely been judged by different standards than the Conservatives. Even the gold standard of scrutiny that Johnson...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, billionaires, Conservative party, Frankie Boyle, General Election 2019