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12 January 2022

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Energy bosses: 'Jump, cuddle and eat porridge while we raise prices'

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Struggling to pay your energy bills? The obvious solutions; a pay rise, decent pensions and benefits, bringing energy back into public ownership...

No. Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) advised its customers to cuddle their pets, do a few star jumps and eat porridge. SSE owner Ovo Energy has apologised. Good, now for nationalisation under democratic workers' control to be run for need, not profit.

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In The Socialist 12 January 2022:


News

Super-rich get richer, while we can't make ends meet. Join the fightback!

Blow to establishment as jury backs Colston Four

Covid, stress and cutbacks fuel school staff shortages

Tories concede under cladding pressure but don't go far enough

Low pay, stress and Covid drive: NHS staff crisis

Shameless Johnson partied through lockdown

Energy price crisis: nationalise energy giants to save us from £600 hit

Energy bosses: 'Jump, cuddle and eat porridge while we raise prices'


Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan: Working-class revolt only suppressed by massive mobilisation of troops

Solidarity with workers protesting in Kazakhstan


Campaigns news

Protests against BBC transphobia

Leeds People's Budget: We beat council cuts before, we will again

Communities fight back against Rio Tinto mine

North London NHS - "It's going to be us who saves it"

Southampton student vote for online exams must be accepted


Workplace news

Coventry bin workers' pay strike

10,000 tube workers vote to strike over jobs, terms and pension cuts

East Mids rail conductors force concessions, train managers' dispute continues

Carmarthenshire gritters take action as Plaid-led council reneges on agreement

Jobcentre Coronavirus outbreak leads to reps meeting call

South Yorkshire bus strikes spreading and getting stronger

Weetabix workers defeat 'fire and rehire' and ballot on improved pay offer

Invergordon Royal Mail mutiny wins


Reviews

Don't Look Up: An entertaining satire on corporate power and the US establishment

Anne: Hillsborough and the fight for justice

Money Heist: A Robin Hood tale set in modern-day capitalism


Readers' opinion

War criminal Tony Blair knighted

Bullying weighing room culture at the races

Free prescriptions? Maybe when you're older


Obituaries

Obituary - Pauline Wall

Obituary - Ethan Bradley 1993-2021


 

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Energy:

triangleEnergy price crisis: nationalise energy giants to save us from 600 hit

triangleTories' cost of living squeeze - Build workers' fightback

triangleBulb bailed out, nationalise energy to solve price crisis

triangleWales: The Labour-Plaid Cymru agreement - jam tomorrow, maybe

triangleEnd fuel poverty

Pay:

triangleLow pay, stress and Covid drive: NHS staff crisis

triangleWeetabix workers defeat 'fire and rehire' and ballot on improved pay offer

triangleEast Mids rail conductors force concessions, train managers' dispute continues

triangleSouth Yorkshire bus strikes spreading and getting stronger

Nationalisation:

triangleSocialist nationalisation not bailouts for the bosses

triangleEnergy market chaos makes the case for nationalisation

triangleTory government nationalises Sheffield steel plant

Benefits:

triangleTV review Maid

triangleCarlisle says make the richest pay, not the poorest!

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