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The Socialist 17 May 2017

Kick out the Tories! For a Corbyn-led government

The Socialist issue 949

Kick out the Tories: For a Corbyn-led government

Tories out! Corbyn can win with socialist policies

Corbyn's manifesto: An important step in the right direction

TUSC confirms no candidates in June

Suprise rally with Jeremy Corbyn in Morley

Corbyn's alternative for young people

Corbyn could re-win Scotland with a socialist approach to independence


One in three borrow for rent, Corbyn pledges housing revolution

Tories escape election fraud charges

NHS cyberattack: budget cuts and spy agency to blame

31,000 more kids at risk of abuse or neglect


PCS election: Increased majority for Democracy Alliance

Support Corbyn's call to renationalise Royal Mail

CWU walkout wins large concessions

Blackpool deserves better - anti-austerity rally

Unison must back Corbyn's pledge to abolish zero-hour contracts with action

Workplace news in brief


Socialist ideas are energising young people

Fund the fight against the Tories

Packed meeting sets out socialist policies needed to defeat the Tories


Palestinian prisoners on mass hunger strike protest

Brazil: General strike against Temer regime


Barcelona May Days 1937 - a civil war within a civil war

Hull workers who fought in the Spanish Civil War

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Tories out! Corbyn can win with socialist policies

Build a new workers' party

Take the wealth off the 1%

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Tory austerity has brought us...

In other words, the Tories wreak chaos and destruction on our public services and living standards

Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto includes...

A 20-point plan on workers' rights, including:

  • Ban zero-hour contracts
  • 10 an hour minimum wage by 2020
  • End the public sector pay cap
  • Reintroduce national pay bargaining
  • Four new bank holidays
  • Repeal the (anti) Trade Union Act
  • Part-time, temp and agency workers to have the same rights as full-time, permanent and directly employed workers from day one of employment
  • Clampdown on forced self-employment
  • Ban unpaid internships

Support for health and social care, including:

  • 30 billion extra funding for the NHS
  • Halt 'Sustainability and Transformation Plan' cuts and repeal the privatising Health and Social Care Act
  • End health service privatisation and bring more services into a publicly provided NHS
  • Reinstate student nurses' bursaries
  • Integrate the NHS with social care, ensuring parity for mental health services
  • 8 billion into social care
  • End 15-minute care visits
  • Increase carer's allowance benefits

A National Education Service, including:

  • 30 hours' free childcare a week
  • Government-subsidised high-quality childcare places
  • End the schools cuts - an extra 7 billion for schools
  • Increase staffing levels, cap class sizes
  • Introduce free school meals for all primary-age children
  • Reintroduce Education Maintenance Allowance for 16 to 18-year-olds
  • Abolish tuition fees and reintroduce maintenance grants

Starting to tackle the housing crisis, including:

  • Build a million homes, half of them council and housing association homes
  • Introduce rent controls and longer tenancies
  • Reverse abolition of housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds
  • Scrap the bedroom tax

Investment in jobs and services, including:

  • Bring railways, energy, water and Royal Mail into public ownership
  • End the expansion of 'driver only operation' on trains
  • A ten-year national investment plan of 250 billion in the infrastructure, through a 'National Investment Bank'
  • Immediate energy price cap
  • Freeze travel fares
  • Stop closures of Crown Post Offices
  • Halt cuts to youth services and fire and rescue services
  • Increase corporation tax, income tax on those earning above 80,000, and implement a 'Robin Hood tax' on financial transactions
  • A 'fat cat tax' on excessive big business pay
  • Guarantee no increase in taxes for 95% of the population

And more, including:

  • Votes at 16
  • Guarantee the right of EU citizens to remain in the UK
  • Scrap work capability and 'personal independence payment' assessments and increase disability benefit ESA
  • Guarantee the pensions 'triple lock'
  • End support for aggressive wars of intervention and back effective action to alleviate the refugee crisis
  • End arms sales to Saudi Arabia
  • Ban fracking

In this issue


Kick out the Tories! Corbyn can win

Kick out the Tories: For a Corbyn-led government

Tories out! Corbyn can win with socialist policies

Corbyn's manifesto: An important step in the right direction

TUSC confirms no candidates in June

Suprise rally with Jeremy Corbyn in Morley

Corbyn's alternative for young people

Corbyn could re-win Scotland with a socialist approach to independence


Socialist Party news and analysis

One in three borrow for rent, Corbyn pledges housing revolution

Tories escape election fraud charges

NHS cyberattack: budget cuts and spy agency to blame

31,000 more kids at risk of abuse or neglect


Socialist Party workplace news

PCS election: Increased majority for Democracy Alliance

Support Corbyn's call to renationalise Royal Mail

CWU walkout wins large concessions

Blackpool deserves better - anti-austerity rally

Unison must back Corbyn's pledge to abolish zero-hour contracts with action

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Socialist ideas are energising young people

Fund the fight against the Tories

Packed meeting sets out socialist policies needed to defeat the Tories


International socialist news and analysis

Palestinian prisoners on mass hunger strike protest

Brazil: General strike against Temer regime


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Barcelona May Days 1937 - a civil war within a civil war

Hull workers who fought in the Spanish Civil War

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Jeremy Corbyn:

triangleTories in crisis - Act now to get them out!

triangleGrenfell disaster: one year on, still no prosecutions, still no adequate housing..

triangleDesperate divisions in Tories - Corbyn and unions must act

triangleMcStrikers and young workers take centre stage at bakers' union 2018 conference

triangleSave our NHS

Tories:

triangleCardiff West Socialist Party: Tories in Crisis - Force a General Election!

triangleMinister's benefits lie: sack the Tories - and scrap universal credit

triangleTories fractured... election possibility... give us the resources!

triangleHit the streets against Trump and capitalism

Socialist:

triangle250,000-strong human tide sweeps London against visit of bigoted billionaire Donald Trump

triangleCardiff Central Socialist Party: Is China capitalist?

triangleCaerphilly Socialist Party: Is human nature greedy?

Manifesto:

triangleAbolish tuition fees and student debt!

triangleHow can Corbyn's programme be implemented?

Workers:

triangleVictory for Swansea postal workers against management victimisation

Wealth:

triangleSocialist nationalisation: what it is and why we need it

US:

triangleThem & Us

Austerity:

triangleStop the FLA - No to racism

Tax:

triangle600 more retail jobs on the line: workers must not pay for the bosses' high street crunch!

Pay:

triangleNSSN conference 2018: Mood for fighting action and coordination

NHS:

triangleYes to NHS - No to PFI!

Health:

triangleBig victory for Wigan NHS strike against privatisation

Housing:

triangleTories pledge three-year private tenancies: fight for rent caps and council homes

Cuts:

triangleWomen's Lives Matter launched in Leeds to fight domestic violence service cuts

Schools:

triangleToxic air hits schools as EU ponders slap on wrist years late

Public sector:

triangleDWP surrenders to union pressure - now vote Yes to smash pay cap for everyone

Privatisation:

triangleNHS at 70: a fight for our lives!

Public services:

triangleSocial care funding crisis: no to an age levy - make the super-rich pay

Zero-hour contracts:

triangleWales TUC 2018: Socialist Party members challenge leadership at undemocratic conference

Nurses:

triangleStop the Tory NHS wreckers

Trade union:

triangleConfronting the FLA pro-Trump demo - build a workers movement to defeat the far-right

Energy:

triangleEngland facing water shortage due to underinvestment

Childcare:

triangleHistoric victory won by grassroots movement

Homes:

triangleTottenham block evacuations a test for 'Corbynista council'

Education:

trianglePrison: life inside a living hell

Bedroom tax:

triangleThem & us

Fees:

triangleStudent leaders claim one million on the streets against Brexit - fight for a workers' exit

Minimum wage:

triangleTax Amazon movement wins in Seattle

Mental health:

triangleRefugee suicide scandal

Tuition Fees:

triangleStrike continues: set dates for next national action

Government:

triangleCampaign in full flow to squeeze out every last Yes vote in pay ballot

Agency workers:

triangleSolid strike at Tesco Dagenham distribution centre forces pay talks