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The Socialist 14 January 2015

NHS in crisis: This emergency is no accident!

The Socialist issue 839

NHS in crisis: This emergency is no accident

Billionaires five times richer than in 2004

Circle vulture flies out of Hinchingbrooke

Stop the Tory strike ban plan

Them & Us


Help build an anti-cuts electoral alternative

Socialist Party Election Appeal 2015


France: counter terrorist threat with mass unity

Charlie Hebdo: no to terrorism

Sri Lankan elections: Butcher Rajapaksa defeated

Germany: what is behind Pegida?


London bus drivers unite in historic strike action

Shift change exposes employer's 'family values'

Tesco: shop workers need fighting union leadership

Workplace news in brief


A new era for New Era

A strange way to protect public services

Sedgehill School besieged by privateers

Freedom Riders ride again

Join the socialists to fight privatisation

Fighting fund targets smashed


Book review: Eleanor Marx - a life

The straightwashing of Pride

 
 
 
 

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Them & Us

Fat Cat Tuesday

The FTSE 100 top bosses' average 500,000 pay rise last year means Britain's fat cats are now so wealthy (an average annual salary of 4.72 million) that according to the High Pay Centre by the late afternoon of the second working day after the festive break their earnings had passed the average worker's annual salary of 27,200.

Last year these bosses had to wait another 24 hours until 'Fat Cat Wednesday'!


  • 177 billion profit made by landlords from capital growth over the last five years

(This profit figure actually excludes income from tenants' rents!)


Economic blockage

House prices in London have shot up so much in the last five years (average price 429,000) that, according to the Financial Times, they are blocking labour mobility, threatening economic growth.


More than Denmark

The capital's housing is now worth the total of all housing in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In two boroughs - Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea - the combined price of houses and flats is 231 billion; the GDP of Denmark the world's 35th largest economy is 222 billion!


Affordable housing

Someone unfazed by costly housing is scandal-prone prince Andrew. Last week we reported the royal was living in a 22,000 a week Swiss ski chalet. In fact he liked the seven bedroom pad so much he bought it for 13 million just before Christmas!


  • Private sector rents consume an average 40% of tenants' gross income

A good read

David Cameron's festive holiday reading included a medical memoir book by neurosurgeon Henry Marsh. Marsh has recently announced he is retiring after being a hospital consultant 28 years at St George's Hospital, in south London, because of an increasing bureaucratic NHS "privatised by the dumb f***s who run the government."


In this issue


Socialist Party news and analysis

NHS in crisis: This emergency is no accident

Billionaires five times richer than in 2004

Circle vulture flies out of Hinchingbrooke

Stop the Tory strike ban plan

Them & Us


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Help build an anti-cuts electoral alternative

Socialist Party Election Appeal 2015


International socialist news and analysis

France: counter terrorist threat with mass unity

Charlie Hebdo: no to terrorism

Sri Lankan elections: Butcher Rajapaksa defeated

Germany: what is behind Pegida?


Socialist Party workplace news

London bus drivers unite in historic strike action

Shift change exposes employer's 'family values'

Tesco: shop workers need fighting union leadership

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

A new era for New Era

A strange way to protect public services

Sedgehill School besieged by privateers

Freedom Riders ride again

Join the socialists to fight privatisation

Fighting fund targets smashed


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Book review: Eleanor Marx - a life

The straightwashing of Pride


 

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