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'Clock is ticking' on companies exploiting 'gig economy' says Labour MP

Influential Labour MP Frank Field has said the “clock is ticking” against companies who exploit workers trapped in the gig economy. On Thursday ministers ordered a crackdown on companies using large numbers of self-employed or agency workers following an investigation by the Guardian into low pay at the delivery company Hermes. Field warned that other firms could now face scrutiny, revealing his office had been …

Who decided Corbyn was "unelectable"?

Who decided Corbyn was “unelectable”? / Boing Boing Robbo sez, “Jonathan Pie, preeminent UK political satirist, takes on British media and their role in declaring newly re-elected Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn ‘unelectable’. Pie destroys the outrageous un-democratic media bias that has hounded Corbyn throughout his time as Labour leader and does so with his usual outstanding, hilarious, enraged and profane style.” report …

Despite sabotage and dirty tricks, Jeremy Corbyn wins Labour leadership race in unprecedented landslide

It’s been just over a year since Jeremy Corbyn won the UK Labour Party leadership race with the biggest margin in history — an avowed socialist who would reverse the party’s years of special gifts to the UK’s legendarily corrupt finance sector, fight mass surveillance, pull out of secretive trade deals — a frugal man who walked his talk. Almost immediately, his …

Tattoos and politics: which parties’ supporters are the most inked?

It seems safe to assume that those attending the International London Tattoo Convention this weekend have few regrets about being inked. But tattoo regret does exist, and it’s strongest among the more Conservative. In 2015 a YouGov survey found that one in five people had tattoos, of whom 14% expressed regrets. Those who voted Labour and Ukip in the 2015 general election were the most …

Court of Appeal reverses Labour disenfranchisement ruling, but Corbyn still likely to win

UK Labour General Secretary Iain McNichol has succeeded in disenfranchising 150,000 party members in the upcoming leadership election, having spent the party’s money on an appeal of a High Court ruling saying that the dirty trick that yanked the voting rights of hundreds of thousands of new members, presumed to support Jeremy Corbyn, the besieged, left-wing leader of the party. But the New …