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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:

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triangleNo more excuses: fit sprinklers now!

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Tories:

triangleMarch for free education! We demand a future!

triangleTories u-turn on social housing benefit cap and borrowing to build

triangleFearful Tories mull borrowing to build

triangleUniversal Credit chaos: Tories punish the poor

Socialist:

triangleBirmingham South East Socialist Party: NHS in Meltdown - What can be done?

triangleBirmingham Central Socialist Party: How can socialists support upcoming strikes?

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Manifesto:

triangleAbolish tuition fees and student debt!

triangleHow can Corbyn's programme be implemented?

Workers:

triangleVirgin train workers vote for strike action over pay

Wealth:

triangle'Paradise' for billionaires - austerity for us

US:

triangleUSA: Historic vote for Ginger Jentzen campaign in Minneapolis

Austerity:

triangleStrike wave continues with 49 walkout days by housing workers

Tax:

trianglePFI privateers dodge tax

Pay:

triangleThe Socialist Inbox

NHS:

triangleSerco - not fit for purpose

Health:

trianglePlymouth PCS members fight relocation threat

Housing:

triangleAnger over plan to build housing on Yorkshire flood plain

Cuts:

triangleWe're freezing: reverse cuts to boiler replacement schemes!

Schools:

triangleOpposition to new academy school being built on Leeds playing fields

Public sector:

triangleBosses say 217 years to close pay gap - workers' struggle can close it now!

Privatisation:

triangleHealth campaign discusses strategy to save NHS

Public services:

triangleSheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

Zero-hour contracts:

triangleYoung people being strangled by debts

Nurses:

triangleNasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

Trade union:

triangleObituary: Derek Robinson, car workers' leader, 1927-2017

Energy:

triangleHurricane Harvey: A tragedy made far worse by capitalism

Childcare:

triangleTV review: Abortion on Trial - hard-hitting look at impact of 1967 act

Homes:

triangleNo more fire deaths - ensure safety now!

Education:

triangleLondon: Support event for education workers in Turkey

Bedroom tax:

triangleThem & us

Fees:

triangleSocialist Students actions against uni fees on Budget Day

Minimum wage:

triangleThem & Us

Mental health:

triangleUnions must fight workplace mental health crisis

Tuition Fees:

triangleWalk out against tuition fees on Budget Day!

Government:

triangleCarlisle socialists campaign against Universal Credit

Agency workers:

triangleBin workers - fighting back wins!