Category Archives: United Kingdom

UK | Slave owner compensation was still being paid off by British taxpayers in 2015

Bristol taxpayers in 2015 were still paying off debt borrowed by the government to “compensate” slave owners in 1833, the Treasury has revealed.

The revelations show that the £20 million (US$28 million) the government spent to reimburse the owners of slaves – who themselves were some of Britain’s richest businessmen – took the taxpayer 182 years to pay off. The descendants of slaves were never compensated, but it appears some would have been paying to compensation slave owners.

UK | CP of Britain: We won’t be silenced

The CP of Britain faced with strange reaction of the Facebook administrators on the international solidarity day with Ukrainian left activists. British communists state:

On 10th February, just as members and supporters of the CP were participating in Young Communist League protests against repression in the Ukraine, without warning or reason, Facebook unpublished our page.

UK | National Day of Action for Ukraine in Britain

National Day of Action for Ukraine: No to Fascism! Solidarity with the Communists!
The Young Communist League has called a national day of action on 10 February 2018 in solidarity with the Communist Party and Komsomol of Ukraine against state oppression and the rehabilitation of fascism.

UK | UK: trade union announces 14 strike dates at 61 universities in pensions row

Strikes will begin on Thursday 22 February

University and college union (UCU) has written to the 61 universities* to inform them of an escalating wave of strikes over a four-week period that will begin with a five-day walkout either side of a weekend. There will then be four days of strikes from Monday 5 – Thursday 8 March and a full five-day walkout the following week (12 – 16 March). The strike dates are:

UK | Experts discover cost of royal weddings is equivalent to GDP of ‘small African dictatorship’

United Kingdom: Experts have calculated that 2018’s two royal weddings will cost as much as the total wealth of a “small African dictatorship”; plus “the yearly bounty of six rogue pirates” and “two dozen herds of Freedom Food-approved, organically-bred, gluten-free mountain goats”.