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5 May 2021
For workers threatened with 'fire and rehire', young people facing job losses, local communities fighting cuts in services, the choice on offer from the establishment parties during the elections has been woeful
21 April 2021
6 May elections: In the run-up to the 6 May elections we have an opportunity to build the fight against austerity and the damage it has done to our lives.
19 August 2020
Fighting council cuts in Hampshire and Nottingham
4 March 2020
In the same week at the end of February, three Labour councils in the south - Brighton, Reading and Southampton - had an opportunity to use Labour's strongholds in southern England to rally opposition to further Tory austerity and set no-cuts budgets to defend jobs and services.
26 February 2020
150-200 angry council workers met outside Stoke Town Hall on 19 February to protest against cuts that will leave some workers £5,000 a year worse off.
12 February 2020
One of the reasons why Labour lost seats in the North and Midlands in the general election was because Labour councils have carried out ten years of Tory government cuts.
12 June 2019
The terrible murders of two young children in Northamptonshire have been published in reports called 'serious case reviews'.
17 April 2019
MPs get extension after extension on their Brexit crisis. But there are no extensions for workers and young people on our suffocating rent and bills.
17 April 2019
You know that things have got bad for private renters when even the Tories realise they need to look like they're doing something to stop the chronic exploitation of tenants.
20 March 2019
Increasing numbers of schools are having to provide clothing, laundry facilities and food parcels to their students due to a decade of austerity leaving many vulnerable children in poverty.
30 January 2019
Two years ago, Wakefield district's council declared that it could no longer guarantee service provision for even the most needy.
7 November 2018
A new report from the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) has set out the ability of Labour councils to resist cuts.
20 June 2018
Heartless Tory-run West Sussex county council is proposing to close the much-needed Wrenford Centre in Chichester.
13 April 2018
See report: Socialist Party meeting to discuss fightback against cuts to women's services - which discussed the next steps for this struggle
17 January 2018
There are many council budget-setting meetings during January and February that are slashing millions more pounds off vital services - and many of these councils are run by Labour
26 April 2017
A man with chronic health problems died after the hated 'work capability assessment' found him 'fit to work'
17 March 2017
35. The retreats by Corbyn have immediate and practical consequences on the lives of millions. In particular, it has meant, up until now, that Labour councils are continuing to implement brutal austerity
8 March 2017
In tandem with the attacks on the NHS is the ongoing savagery of council cuts. Only some six Labour councillors nationally in Labour-run councils have carried out their historic duty to vote against cuts - and have been suspended by the Blairites for their stand.
18 May 2016
Queen's Speech - more cuts and sell-offs: The Tory government has announced a raft of new bills to extend the privatisation and commercialisation of our public services
17 February 2016
Councillors in local government do have the power to resist the government cuts. The notion that 'there is nothing else we can do' is wrong.
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