Thought for the day

Amazon warehouse workers 'make history' with first official UK strike malterwitty Wed, 01/25/2023 - 18:18

Some Brits at least have never been afraid to strike – and the wave of industrial action hitting various sectors over the crushing cost of living has found its way over to Amazon for the first time in the UK.

The strike among workers at a Coventry warehouse today stems from a 50p-an-hour pay rise (5 percent) to £10.50 ($12.92) back in summer, which has widely been described as "insulting" and "derisory" after staff continued to work through a pandemic that contributed significantly to Amazon's coffers.

The Royal Air Force has grounded its entire fleet of fast jet training aircraft because of an issue with an engine, according to reports. It is not known when flying training on the Hawk T2 jets at an air base in North Wales will resume. The pause will serve another delay for the training scheme that aims to deliver fast jet fighter pilots. The programme has already suffered from a number of serious issues and delays.

Flashback 2021: Beverley Turner banned from This Morning after vaccine row live on air malterwitty Wed, 01/25/2023 - 14:40
'This rapist decided he was no longer a man only after appearing in court on a rape charge': Fury as sex attacker transitions before trial and is sent to a women's prison - despite warnings about Sturgeon's gender change law malterwitty Tue, 01/24/2023 - 18:24
UK not ruling out giving Ukraine missiles to reach Russia MikeRivero Tue, 01/24/2023 - 14:54

Britain has “not ruled out” supplying Ukraine with missiles with sufficient range to destroy missile systems in Russia which may be targeting civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.

The answer came to light in response to a written questions ssked by Lord Blencathra.

“To ask His Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to supply Ukraine with missiles with sufficient range to destroy missile systems in Russia which may be targeting civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.”

Baroness Goldie, Minister of State fr the Ministry of Defence, responded:

Kiev beefs up Donetsk battlegroup with US, British mercenaries, says DPR militia MikeRivero Tue, 01/24/2023 - 14:53

The Ukrainian military has reinforced its battlegroup in the Donetsk area with US and British mercenaries, a spokesman for people’s militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) told TASS on Monday.

"According to our information, the battlegroup in the Donetsk area already included a foreign contingent and has now been replenished by American and British mercenaries," the spokesman said.

Some data suggest that there are several foreign groups in the Ukrainian battlegroup in that area distributed among different sectors of the front line, he added.