US share markets rose sharply on news of the announcement that Presidents Xi and Trump would meet at the G20 summit – as the Financial Times simply summarised it ‘Trump plan to meet Xi on trade sends US equities sharply higher’.
The searing heat that has scorched northern and central India for more than 30 consecutive days, with appalling consequences, is a further indication that we are in a new climate reality.
The US Democratic Party primary campaign is now getting well underway and the most important issue in this contest, from the point of view of the interests of the US working class, is whether Bernie Sanders can secure the party’s nomination for President.
Jeremy Corbyn led the fight against No Deal in last week’s parliamentary vote, bringing with him the bulk of the opposition parties– and against the overwhelming majority of the Tory party. Unfortunately, it was lost by 11 votes. But the consequences for living standards in Britain are so grave that it is vital the fight continues.
Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has detailed plans for rapid, ambitious and socially transformational climate action to deliver the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Climate Agreement, starting from the moment a Labour Government takes office.
The entire media, the Tory party and the Labour right were gleefully prepared for a Labour defeat in the Peterborough by-election, which they intended to exploit ruthlessly to further undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party.