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Excluding nurses, carers and other health workers from pay rises is an insult


Excluding nurses, carers and other health workers from pay rises is an unforgivable insult by a cynical Government.

Boris Johnson and other Tories clapping our NHS heroes was a hollow stunt for TV.

Nurses and carers deserve to be rewarded for putting their lives on the line to save ours.

The three-year pay deal agreed in 2018 is a pathetic excuse when it’s in the power of the PM and Cabinet to raise earnings right now.

We urge Boris Johnson to reconsider and do the right thing by nurses and carers.

Nurses and carers deserve to be rewarded

He should also repay debts of honour to council staff and the rest of the frontline
workforce who kept the country running during the darkest days of lockdown.

Unions and think tanks declaring that nurses are poorer in 2020 – when inflation is counted – than they were in 2010 at the end of the Labour era is a damning indictment of a lost decade of Tory austerity.

Pay up, Prime Minister.

Nurses are poorer in 2020

Bashful Boris

Boris Johnson blocking an inquiry into Russian interference in the Brexit vote means he must have something to hide.

If he thought it would clear his name, you would think the leader of the Leave campaign would be screaming for an investigation.

But the Prime Minister delayed publication of a Parliamentary report until after the last general election, in 2019.

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We must acknowledge that Brexit was powered by many grievances, and there’s no evidence Kremlin meddling swung the result.

However, our democracy is undermined by Russian roubles financing the Tory Party and Moscow manipulating debates ever since the 2014 Scottish independence referendum.

Workers’ glory

What a shame illness kept Bobby Charlton from his brother Jack’s funeral.

The thousands of mourners lining the streets of Ashington were a poignant reminder that football’s roots in the glory years were firmly in working-class communities.





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