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Criticism against Labor Party-UK Leftists criticize Labour Party leadership over local council results in the UK

In the local council elections held last week in the UK, the Labour Party lost several councillors and control of multiple councils. The party also faced a historic defeat in the by-elections in the working class-majority parliamentary constituency of Hartlepool

Anti-war groups and opposition demand the UK government suspend arms sale to Saudi Arabia

The demand to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia has gained widespread support in the UK and across party lines in the parliament following Joe Biden’s announcement for the same last week

COVID-19 vaccination in UK Progressives slam Tory government over disparities in COVID-19 relief 

Research conducted by the Labour Party shows that richer areas in the UK are seeing bigger falls in COVID-19 infection rates following vaccine distribution compared to poorer, working-class areas

Corbyn suspended from Labour Party, calls for a British left-wing alternative grows

The suspension came after Jeremy Corbyn challenged the EHRC report on anti-semitism in the Labour Party under his leadership

Rights groups, opposition parties in the UK oppose bill claiming it provides amnesty to war crimes

The controversial Overseas Operations Bill will provide partial amnesty to soldiers if the case is filed after five years from the date of the crime or if the investigation is not completed within five years

Israeli annexation plan Unfazed by protests, Netanyahu reiterates plan to annex more Palestinian territory

Israel has occupied Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza since 1967 and also built numerous illegal settlements, violating several international laws. It now plans to formally annex a large part of these territories

Interview-Communist Party of Britain “We will resist the ruling-class offensive to make the working class pay the cost of the COVID-19 crisis”

Interview with Robert Griffiths, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain, on the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK

Israeli elections Israelis vote for the third time in less than a year to elect a new parliament

No coalition or party was able to secure majority support in the two previous elections, held in April and September of last year

UK results Conservative Party wins comfortable majority in the UK elections

The vote, which saw the worst performance of the Labour Party since 1934, is widely seen as a vote for Brexit

United Kingdom votes to elect a new Parliament

Political instability persists in the United Kingdom, as people vote in the third elections in less than 4 years

Postal workers strike UK Postal workers outraged at UK court’s injunction against the strike

The strike ballot was organized after postal workers union accused the Royal Mail management of breaching the agreement to raise pay, reform pensions and reduce weekly working hours from 39 to 35 by 2022 was not being honoured.

Boris Johnson elections British parliament to vote on snap polls for fourth time today

On Monday, the House of Commons approved a government motion for fresh elections but not by the necessary two-thirds majority. Tuesday’s vote will see the same proposal moved as a bill under another provision that requires only a simple majority

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