Our most read stories on Left Foot Forward in October

Here's what LFF readers have been sharing this month.

So…quite a lot happened in October.

The announcement of a General Election saw a flurry of ‘tactical voting’ recommendation sites spring up. We took a look at Best for Britain’s (spoiler: it proved quite controversial)…

10. New tool suggests how to vote ‘tactically’ to prevent Tory election win. But not everyone agrees…

At number 9, we took a look at some outrageous behaviour from Uber…

9. Deliveroo courier denied entry to London HQ after 600 mile journey to deliver petition

We were the first to cover Extinction Rebellion’s plans to shut down central London for two weeks. It didn’t play out exactly as they planned…

8.  Extinction Rebellion reveal plans for London ‘shutdown’ next week

LFF contributing editor Prof Prem Sikka on top form as ever as he explores the murky aftermath of Thomas Cook and others’ collapse…

7. How companies use debt to line their pockets

We broke the story that McDonald’s workers are to strike for a third time, for £15 an hour and union recognition, among other demands. The story was picked up (*ahem, stolen*) by The Sun and other outlets. You should read it here…

6. UK McDonald’s workers are going back on strike

A largely-ignored report showed huge waste in government outsourcing, based on 52 investigations by independent bodies including the National Audit Office and Parliamentary Select Committees. Emma Burnell looked at the detail…

5. £14 Billion ‘wasted’ by the government on ‘botched’ outsourcing

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the People’s Vote campaign. After two senior figures were ‘sacked’ by the chair of the organisation, staff at the organisation’s under the PV ‘umbrella’ staged a walkout. We got the inside track from a worker…

4. Anonymous staffer: The inside story the People’s Vote campaign crisis

Mike Hutchinson, a motorcycle courier for eCourier – which is wholly owned by Royal Mail – caused shockwaves when he wrote about a strike at the company. He called out ‘gig economy’ conditions at the firm.

Shortly after, he was told his contract had been ‘terminated’. After huge uproar and coverage on LFF, he was reportedly allowed to go back to work. Read the original piece here…

3. I am a gig economy worker and Royal Mail employees are at risk of the same fate

On the eve of a court case in Scotland against Johnson threatening to ignore the ‘Benn Act’, I spoke to litigant Jolyon Maugham QC. The PM eventually sent the EU extension letter it demanded – but only after the court case forced him to promise to judges that he’d do so…

2. INTERVIEW: How Boris Johnson ‘could go to jail’ if he forces through no deal Brexit

Aaaaand in at number one, we had fun exposing Boris Johnson’s lies – let’s call them what they are. In fact, we caught plenty in the space of just one PMQs…

1. A selection of the times Boris Johnson lied in PMQs

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Josiah Mortimer is Editor of Left Foot Forward. Follow him on Twitter.

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