In this issue:
The Socialist 18 May 2001, Fed Up With Labour's Empty Promises? Vote For A Socialist Alternative
Vote For A Socialist Alternative
Fed Up With Labour's Empty Promises?: LABOUR still haven't delivered on their previous unambitious election pledges but they now want us to swallow five new key pledges in good faith...
Tuition fees no way! Fight Threats To Non-Payers
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY has backed down from its threat to carry out mass exclusions of students for non-payment of fees, writes Naomi Byron, Save Free Education (SFE).
Taxing our patience
THE FIRST week of election campaigning has been dominated by arguments over public spending. Hague's arguments about "tax cuts being an idea whose time has come" - hoping to emulate George W Bush -...
Major parties leave students in debt
A SURVEY for the Times Higher Education Supplement shows massive opposition to tuition fees and the abolition of the grant, writes Kieran Roberts.
Nellist launches Socialist Alliance manifesto
DAVE NELLIST, Socialist Party councillor and national chair of the Socialist Alliance, along with other Socialist Alliance prospective parliamentary candidates, presented the Alliance's manifesto outside Millbank Tower - the HQ of New Labour - on Wednesday 16 May...
Women fed up of 'hard' Labour
A YOUNG Women's Christian Association (YWCA) survey says that one-third of women aged 18-30 probably won't vote in the general election, writes Clare James.
Italian general election: Mr Big buys his way to power
RIGHT-WING BILLIONAIRE Silvio Berlusconi, has won the Italian general election...
Council workers back anti-cuts candidate
A MASS meeting of 400 council workers in Hackney has agreed to continue their campaign against attacks on their pay and conditions, writes Jim Horton.
New Labour's 'ten year' plans
Election 2001: WE CARRY on our series on what the main political parties are offering with an analysis of New Labour's programme. JANE JAMES takes a look at Blair's hollow ideas...