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17 March 2021

Standing for TUSC in Worcester

Worcester council is Tory run, and its underfunding of services has been appalling. Also, over the last few years we have seen our hospital, The Worcestershire, in the headlines.

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20 January 2021

The Tory blame game: scapegoating the working class - 100% pay for all now

As the Covid-19 pandemic hits tragic, record-breaking numbers in the UK, the Tory narrative of blaming the public for the crisis is in full swing

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22 November 2017

Left comic's take on politics will have you in tears

Humour - Jonathan Pie: Off the Record: What Jonathan Pie does best is make basic left-wing political analysis entertaining

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16 March 2016

A day in the life of a painter and decorator

Like the vast majority of tradespeople I am self-employed, bound by a 'zero-hour contract', I have no sick pay, no holiday pay, and no entitlements to rights as a worker. But for the moment I have paid work which will provide for my family. I work every day of the working week and sometimes weekends when necessary.

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27 May 2015

Working class people's real aspirations

The Socialist Party believes Labour lost the election fundamentally because it fails to represent working class people. But a queue of Labour Party leadership have claimed that the party didn't appeal to the "aspirational"

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Scotland Referendum

24 September 2014

After Scotland revolt: all capitalist parties in crisis

Voting Yes in Scotland's referendum became, for many, a mass revolt against austerity. The capitalist class - major corporations, most of the media and the Westminster politicians - united to predict Armageddon if a majority voted Yes

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PCS strike on budget day, 2013, photo Paul Mattsson

8 January 2014

Another year of mass struggles beckons

Appeal of socialist change will grow: Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party, reviews the developments and events of 2013 in Britain and worldwide, and discusses further struggles in 2014 and the development of the workers' movement

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9 April 2013

Class survey diverts focus away from power of working class to change society

"Emergent service workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains" doesn't have the same ring to it, was one response to the recently published Great British Class Survey

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22 March 2013

Our role in the unions

The attempt to defend their position includes the charge levelled against the Socialist Party that, 'It has to be said that for all of the emphasis on Broad Left work, no real effort has been put into uniting the Broad Lefts in the various unions....

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19 December 2012

Northern Ireland: Widespread protests continue over union flag on Belfast City Hall

Protests have taken place across Northern Ireland since Belfast council voted through restrictions on flying the British union flag on the City Hall

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4 January 2012

Review: Days of Hope

Recently film director Ken Loach contrasted the BBC of the 1960s and 70s, which allowed a degree of political commitment and artistic freedom, with today's conservative, commercially driven programme making...

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Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, photo Owen Jones

5 October 2011

'Chav hate is class hate'

Book review: Jacqui Berry reviews 'Chavs - The demonization of the working class' by Owen Jones...

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26 February 2010

Revisiting The Road to Wigan Pier

George Orwell was perhaps the best known of the English socialist writers of the 1930s and 1940s. He is justifiably famous for books like 'Homage to Catalonia' and 'Animal Farm', as well as '1984'. Peter Taaffe reviews The Road to Wigan Pier.

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Visteon workers occupied their plant last year, photo Paul Mattsson

Visteon workers occupied their plant last year, photo Paul Mattsson

6 January 2010

2010 - Savage social cuts, workers' resistance and growth of socialist ideas

The British capitalists, together with their counterparts worldwide, have unleashed a barrage of propaganda - disguised as "irrefutable facts" - to soften up working class people for an unparalleled assault on their living standards...

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17 November 2009

Keynes revisited?

The deregulated 'free market' associated with Thatcherism is discredited. For many workers this will mean turning towards socialist ideas. For the representatives of capitalism, however, it is a question...

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14 January 2009

Conference: 'The crisis in working class political representation'

RMT protests against privatisation on the London underground , photo Paul Mattsson

RMT protests against privatisation on the London underground , photo Paul Mattsson

The rail union RMT-organised conference to "discuss the crisis in working class political representation" which took place on 10 January, was initiated by a resolution passed at last year's RMT conference, writes Jane James.

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11 November 2008

The working class needs its own mass party

The closing rally of Socialism 2008, hosted by the Campaign for a New Workers' Party (CNWP), was on the theme of the fight for a working class political voice, writes Dave Carr.

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16 July 2008

Live Working or Die Fighting: How the working class went global

The recent revelation that child labour has been used in the production of clothes bound for high street chain Primark proves that Paul Mason's book, published last year, is an important work that will only become more relevant as globalisation causes more acute class conflict...

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8 July 2008

The working class needs its own party

Campaign for a New Workers

Campaign for a New Workers' Party conference 2008, photo Socialist Party

Editorial: THIS MONTH talks will be taking place between union leaders and the New Labour government. Most of the national trade union leaders are hoping that the talks will lead to a 'Warwick Two' agreement, which they hope will result in a few scraps being thrown...

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4 October 2007

EU's anti-working class 'reforms'

Give us the right to reject...: BITTER DIVISIONS over the European Union (EU) continue to gnaw at the mainstream political parties... By Manny Thain

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