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25 May 2016

What we saw: 'I, Daniel Blake' and Hunt/'Thick of It' remix

Anti-cuts drama 'I, Daniel Blake' has won top gong at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Meanwhile, another filmmaker has mashed up a Jeremy Hunt interview with political satire 'The Tick of It'.

25 May 2016

EU referendum can bring the Tories down

Only an independent working class position can defeat the right. "As the debate on the EU referendum intensifies, so do the possibilities for a split in the Conservative Party."

18 May 2016

The EU and the economy - Project Fear steps up

Remain or Leave, workers must fight for socialist change: 'Every household will lose 4,300 a year,' proclaim Cameron and Osborne to spread fear and increase the chance of a Remain vote in the EU referendum

18 May 2016

NHS staffing black hole

The NHS is short about 50,000 clinical staff, according to estimates by parliament's Public Accounts Committee, writes Matt Whale, student nurse.

18 May 2016

Bristol Green backs cuts

The "anti-austerity" Green Party has once again lined up with Blairite cutters in Bristol

18 May 2016

Stamp out sexist dress codes

Nicola Thorp, a receptionist at accounting and consultancy giant PwC, has bravely spoken out after management sent her home without pay for refusing to wear high heels, writes Amelia Bartrip.

18 May 2016

University of Facebook

The Tories plan to lift the cap on tuition fees and allow tech firms to establish private universities

18 May 2016

What we saw

The BBC is going to stop publishing recipes. The Tory-driven change is to stop it 'competing' with the free market

18 May 2016

Blair bombshell

War fan Tony Blair could face charges over his role in sending British soldiers to Iraq. A cross-party group of MPs wants him prosecuted if the Chilcot report shows he lied to get support

18 May 2016

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.

11 May 2016

Government blinks first in junior doctors' dispute

The Tories appear to have blinked first in the junior doctors' struggle. TTory Health Minister Jeremy Hunt was clear that it was too late to stop his imposition of the new contract but just hours later softened that position to temporarily suspending it.

11 May 2016

Tories retreat: now drive them out!

Cameron's government has been one of retreats. We need to press home this advantage by campaigning for coordinated strike action - including a 24-hour general strike - to defend all our public services and to build a powerful anti-austerity movement.

11 May 2016

Elections showed anger and fragmentation

To defeat the right means starting to mobilise the currently fragmented anti-austerity mood into a mass, democratic movement. This will not succeed if it remains trapped within the current undemocratic structure of the Labour Party, vainly trying to compromise with 'the 4.5%' - the Blairite representatives of big business in the Labour Party.

9 May 2016

Thursday's elections showed fragmentation and anger

photo Salford TUSC

Running up to the May elections the Labour Party right wing set out to damage their own party's chances in order to achieve what is, for them, a greater goal: undermining Jeremy Corbyn

6 May 2016

Trade Union Bill becomes law

The Tory Trade Union Bill has gone through the parliamentary process without the TUC organising a national demonstration against it

6 May 2016

Tories weak and divided - step up the fight against austerity!

On the joint Junior doctors and teachers demonstration 26-4-16, photo Paul Mattsson

After the May elections: The right-wing media had been claiming that this year's elections would prove it was unpopular to oppose austerity. The Blairites in the Labour Party predicted that Labour would lose a huge number of seats

4 May 2016

Solidarity with junior doctors: TUC call a national demonstration now!

The BMA's junior doctor committee meets on 7 May to discuss future action following the latest, escalated round of strikes on 26 and 27 April which included a full withdrawal of labour for the first time. The meeting should include a call to the TUC general council to back the junior doctors by calling a national demonstration. This demand was put forward by the civil servants' union PCS and firefighters' union FBU but was scandalously rejected by the TUC on 27 April. The TUC has, at every turn, left the junior doctors' struggle isolated.

4 May 2016

Ex-TUC chief lines up with David Cameron

Brendan Barber, former leader of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has co-authored an article with David Cameron backing the European Union (EU).

4 May 2016

2 in 5 fear rent trap

Nearly two fifths of renters think they will never escape the rent trap. A poll for the Observer found 37% of renters believe they will never own their own home.

4 May 2016

Aston Villa owners threaten 500 jobs

Fans of relegated Premier League football club Aston Villa will have been pleased the club's end-of-season awards were scrapped - after a woeful season on and off the pitch. But many will be dismayed by management's announcement that 500 jobs will go.


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