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  • An orgy of fake news

    LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn had a storming Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, ambushing Theresa May over leaked emails concerning a government stitch-up with Surrey County Council.

    Yet the news media was obsessed with the resignation of Clive Lewis from the shadow cabinet...

    Friday 10th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Victims must come first

    THE fate of Liz Saville Roberts’s Bill to restrict the introduction of evidence about a woman’s sexual history in rape cases lies in the government’s hands.

    Her Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill is due to have a second reading on March 24 but will require parliamentary...

    Thursday 9th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Neutrality helps Trump

    CRITICISM by Tory MPs of Commons Speaker John Bercow’s fully accurate comments about Donald Trump centre on allegations of hypocrisy and infringement of political neutrality implicit in his post.

    The Speaker’s duty to be even-handed to British MPs does not extend to taking...

    Wednesday 8th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Fawning PM backs racist warmonger

    THERESA MAY’S failure to reiterate British government opposition to Israel’s illegal colonisation of the West Bank encourages Benjamin Netanyahu and zionism’s expansionist project.

    Decades of complicity by the US and European Union, including Britain, have persuaded...

    Tuesday 7th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • No time for a whitewash

    DEMOCRATIC and human rights have never played a part in British foreign policy in the Middle East.

    For the past 90 years, when not bombing the natives with mustard gas or high explosives, British governments of every stripe have backed military dictatorships from the Shah of Iran and...

    Monday 6th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • The big six rip-off artists

    RUBBER-TOOTHED energy watchdog Ofgem and the government are going through their annual hand-wringing ritual of expressing concern over planned price rises imposed by gas and electricity corporate vultures. Npower, a subsidiary of German transnational RWE, plans to push up electricity tariffs...

    Saturday 4th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • White paper is bare boned

    ANYONE expecting a huge amount of previously unannounced detail in the government’s white paper on Britain’s exit from the European Union will be greatly disappointed.

    The bare bones of a plan — exit from the EU internal market, no role for the European Court of...

    Friday 3rd Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • May closer to Trump than she admits

    THERESA MAY admitted finally that Donald Trump’s announcement on banning entry to refugees and to people from seven largely Muslim countries is “divisive and wrong.”

    But the Prime Minister was unable to tell Jeremy Corbyn yesterday why she opted not to speak out...

    Thursday 2nd Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • African Union abandons its principles

    MOROCCO’S admission to the African Union marks a sad day for the African unity principles on which the AU and its predecessor the Organisation of African Union (OAU) were set up.

    Rabat excluded itself from the OAU in 1985 in a fit of pique over the continental body’s...

    Wednesday 1st Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • NHS cuts are no accident

    THE IPPR think tank is right that without an “urgent cash injection” the Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) threatening our NHS will cost communities dearly.

    Its naivety lies in its apparent belief that a lack of funding and “political leadership”...

    Tuesday 31st Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial