In this issue:
The Socialist 10 February 2016, Fight council cuts!
Fight council cuts!
There is nothing left to cut. Even Tory council leaders don't know where they'll find the government's latest 'savings'!
Tories bankrupting NHS
Defiant mood as junior doctors demonstrate
Lawyers defeat Tories' unjust legal aid cuts
Cushy government job for Amazon boss
'Pro-rape' anti-feminist Roosh V humiliated
Liverpool fans walk out against ticket price hikes
Them & Us
Mental health: system in crisis
Mental health services are being cut to the bone and patients are dying as a result. There has been a 20% spike in deaths in mental health care in the last year.
Mental health: My battle for the help I needed
Cameron's EU renegotiation charade
The Socialist Party opposes the EU, Cameron's deal included, in order to defend working class interests and take forward the fight for socialism, in Britain and Europe.
Don't give money to Ukip and Tory EU campaigners!
Lack of strategy and exclusions threaten Momentum
On Saturday 6 February Momentum organised its first national committee. The response of John McTernan, former Blairite advisor, was: "It's war." Well, if it is a war, and it is, then Momentum is unfortunately setting itself up for defeat.
Birmingham: socialists kicked out of Momentum
Labour right wing blocks call to debate budget cuts
No-cuts strategy needed to save 25,000 council jobs
The GMB union has revealed that there are over 25,000 redundancies in the offing at 52 English, Scottish and Welsh councils.
Big victory at Small Heath School against academy attack
The third week of strike action in the Small Heath School dispute in Birmingham due to run from 2 to 4 February was called off after the sponsors of the proposed academy withdrew their interest on 29 January.
Cuts to premiums mean no 'rise' in store for Tesco workers
Leicester taxi dispute: Labour's rank hypocrisy
Local government union backs no-cuts council budgets
South London: Library workers strike to save services
Continued action in crane drivers' pay dispute
Workplace news in brief
Portsmouth: support for anti-austerity stand
On 28 January Portsmouth TUSC organised a public meeting on how to oppose the city council's cuts by putting forward an alternative no-cuts budget.
Leeds meeting expresses Corbyn and McDonnell's contradictions
Socialist Party members inspired by conference
Torbay: "A tale of two towns"
Torbay may be the English Riviera for the well-heeled, but for many working people it is a place of poverty, insecurity and low wages.
Anger against plans to close Bradford libraries
NHS campaign gains support
Sanders' socialist message rattling the establishment
US elections: The opening US presidential primaries showed support for 'non-establishment' candidates in both the Republican and Democratic Party caucuses
US elections: Clinton coins it
International news in brief