Canary (The Other)

2020 Nov 29 - 10:41pm
A tweet by a Conservative MP seemed rather tone deaf. Because the seeming ignorance he displayed in just a few characters was quite something to behold – even by Tory standards. But delving deeper, was he actually using the NHS and its staff to make a political point against his own government? ‘Doing a Redwood’ Veteran MP John Redwood is clearly not happy with his government’s approach to the coronavirus (Covid-19)...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, Conservative party, coronavirus, covid-19, Michael Gove
2020 Nov 29 - 7:07pm
It’s not been a good week for Keir Starmer. From National Executive Committee (NEC) walk-outs to briefing the Sun, the Labour leader has been mired in controversy. But the situation just got a whole lot worse for him.Strong-arming BristolAs The Canary previously reported, there have been some dodgy goings on in Bristol. The SKWAWKBOX wrote that the party machinery suspended prominent members of two of the city’s Constituency Labour...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, democracy, jeremy corbyn, Keir Starmer, Labour Party
2020 Nov 29 - 5:59pm
Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has written to the region’s 27 MPs calling for cross-party support to demand more money for areas in Tier 3 lockdowns and to get some restrictions lifted in two weeks’ time.Tier 3Greater Manchester’s 2.8 million residents, along with much of the rest of the North, will be under Tier 3, the highest level of restrictions when England’s national lockdown ends at midnight on 1...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, andy burnham, Conservative Part, coronavirus, covid-19
2020 Nov 29 - 4:00pm
Finance companies are being “absolute charlatans” by demanding taxi drivers restart vehicle payments despite a collapse in earnings, a trade body has claimed.Cabbies face “a real crisis” as payment holidays offered earlier this year following the coronavirus outbreak are being ended, according to the Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA).Thousands of drivers in London used finance companies to purchase new...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, cabbies, covid-19, Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association, LTDA
2020 Nov 29 - 6:12am
Thousands of people have gathered across France to protest against a proposed security law that would restrict the sharing of images of police officers.Officers in Paris who were advised to behave responsibly during the demonstrations fired tear gas to disperse rowdy protesters in a largely peaceful crowd.Dozens of rallies took place against a provision of the law that would make it a crime to publish photos or video of on-duty police officers...
Tags: Global, junktag (ignore), France, paris, police, Police Brutality
2020 Nov 29 - 5:42am
Two journalists have been warned of threats – including a shoot to kill – against them from loyalist paramilitaries, a union has said. The reporters, working for the Northern Ireland edition of the Sunday World newspaper, were contacted by police and told of the latest threats. It comes days after it was revealed that a journalist working for the Belfast Telegraph had been threatened by a loyalist paramilitary group. UDA The breakaway South East...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, Freedom of the Press, Journalism, north of Ireland, Ulster Defence Association
2020 Nov 29 - 4:35am
A union has told of its “grave concerns” over plans for mass coronavirus testing for students, warning that “flaws” in the government’s approach are a “recipe for chaos”.“Flaws”A seven-day travel window has been announced so students can spend the festive period with their families, with additional testing offered before they depart. Students will be encouraged to take an asymptomatic test at...
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, coronavirus, covid-19, Education, Students
2020 Nov 29 - 3:53am
Police have blocked protesters from marching in Poland’s capital as demonstrations took place across the country against an attempt to restrict abortion rights and recent police violence.ActionIn Warsaw police set up cordons which the protesters sought to evade, pushing them to try to regroup elsewhere in the city centre.At one point, protest participants gathered on a major thoroughfare, causing traffic to back up. As drivers honked, the...
Tags: Global, junktag (ignore), abortion, abortion rights, poland, women's rights
2020 Nov 28 - 11:44pm
People on low income are avoiding Boris Johnson’s self lauded coronavirus (Covid-19) Test and Trace programme. The equally self lauded Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine may have significant flaws in its study design and outcomes. Both are examples of government promotion without examining the full facts about the vaccine trials, or likely consequences of Test and Trace on livelihoods. Test and Trace problems In August, Greater Manchester mayor...
Tags: Analysis, junktag (ignore), Global, Health, Science, UK
2020 Nov 28 - 7:57pm
The government’s handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is, once again, under fire. It is facing legal action over at least £700m of controversial contracts and has been accused by the executive editor of the British Medical Journal of suppressing science for ‘political and financial gain’. As part of our #FollowTheMoney series, this article looks at the allegations the government faces of operating a ‘chumocracy’ in its awarding of...
Tags: Analysis, junktag (ignore), Science, UK, coronavirus, covid-19
2020 Nov 28 - 6:03pm
Activists behind an anti-Brexit stunt that rebranded Kent as the “Toilet of England” have said police have better things to do than investigate their prank.Park and derideSigns across the county were changed by a group of campaigners opposed to Brexit. Where before motorists would be politely informed they were entering the Garden of England – as Kent is known – the new message read:Welcome to Kent The Toilet of England....
Tags: junktag (ignore), UK, brexit, Kent, toilet
2020 Nov 28 - 4:45pm
As US president Donald Trump’s hopes of overturning the election result in his favor fade to dust, president-elect Joe Biden has begun making appointments to his incoming administration. And it’s already obvious that those hoping for a new era on foreign policy are likely to be disappointed. Biden’s picks for top cabinet roles show that he has no intention of taking the US off the course of endless war and interference in other countries...
Tags: Analysis, Global, US, Democratic Party, Joe Biden, US Elections

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