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31 March 2020
The nation has been told to stay home. But that doesn't mean the same thing for everyone, writes Holly Eaton, West London Socialist Party.
30 January 2019
We say: tear down the Tory government!: Cardiff Tory councillor Kathryn Kelloway has sparked outrage by calling on social media for the tents of homeless people in the city to be torn down.
25 October 2017
Anti-Brexit hedge fund manager lauded while quarter of EU population at risk of poverty. Meditating MP charges us for his baths while voting to fine council tenants for spare rooms.
18 October 2017
Haverfordwest is a small market town in south west Wales and in the marginal Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency of Tory MP and former secretary of state for Wales Stephen Crabb. On 14 October, the town centre was packed with around 300 people attending an anti-austerity rally
17 May 2017
Build a new workers' party. take the wealth off the 1%: An overview of Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto.
8 March 2017
I joined the Labour Party as a school leaver in 1981 but by the mid-80s I left, completely disillusioned, and became politically inactive. Then, during the 2016 Labour leadership election, I felt enthused by Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity policies and the possibility that at last the Labour Party had a chance of defeating the Tories and their vicious cuts.
16 November 2016
Top judges have ruled against part of the Tories' hated 'bedroom tax' benefit cap.
2 November 2016
Thousands of people have died since the implementation of 'work capability assessments'. This is what the new Ken Loach film 'I, Daniel Blake' is all about. Enough is enough with this inhumane system!
28 September 2016
More than 60 residents from the Washdyke flats estate made the short journey to the Immingham resource centre to voice their objection to the demolition of their homes by Shoreline, the housing association that North-East Lincolnshire Labour council has outsourced social housing to.
10 August 2016
The housing crisis continues to deepen under this rotten Tory government. Many renters are now shelling out over half their net income to private landlords. But despite the acute shortage of affordable housing, Teresa May's ministers are pursuing a vicious campaign against social housing tenants. This is on top of the Tories' vindictive 'bedroom tax'.
13 July 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including facts and figures about new PM Theresa May and the M&S pay cut.
13 July 2016
In the space of just one year, 2014 to 2015, the number of children living in poverty in the UK has risen by a staggering 200,000. This brings the total number to 3.9 million, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
8 June 2016
Millionaire and former government minister Iain Duncan Smith claimed that cutting welfare payments and capping benefits would 'incentivise' unemployed people to find work - the Tory equivalent of a cattle prod
25 May 2016
Letters to the editors: EU, Paul Mason and nukes, Leicester FC, board game, Michelle Bridge 1973-2016.
9 March 2016
Workers in the UK are suffering a severe housing crisis that is only set to get worse. A landlord-friendly Tory government is turning this crisis into a disaster for millions of households.
9 February 2016
A press release from Waltham Forest Trade Union Council
3 February 2016
Words alone won't get rid of the bedroom tax. "I'm registered disabled - will I still have to pay bedroom tax?... Is the bedroom tax illegal, now?"... "Has the bedroom tax been stopped?", writes Cathy Meadows, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Scrap the Bedroom Tax, Defend Council Tax Benefits campaign.
27 January 2016
Socialist Party members were shocked to learn of the death of RMT member and TUSC candidate Dean Meehan at the age of 53.
18 November 2015
The cat is out of the bag. As the Financial Times reported: "Chancellor George Osborne is considering a radical multibillion-pound plan to privatise the government's stake in housing associations".
7 October 2015
The ever-dwindling numbers of affordable homes to buy or rent is behind the deepening housing crisis in the UK.
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