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7 January 2015
I come from a strong Labour background. My uncle, Walter Harrison, was Labour MP for Wakefield. His obituaries said he would go to any lengths to delay the onslaught of a Thatcher government
7 January 2015
The target driven use of punitive benefit sanctions on poor people by this government of millionaires is a national disgrace
26 November 2014
Food banks: The Con-Dems austerity cuts have pushed hundreds of thousands into poverty
19 November 2014
Just two years after the exposure of a series of fraudulent actions in the banking sector connected to the fixing of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), five banks have been collectively fined £2 billion by UK and US regulators for rogue traders' successful manipulation of the foreign exchange market
8 October 2014
Room to rent: Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, Tory Mayor of London, has an interesting take on what is "affordable"
1 October 2014
A commitment to build new housing was trumpeted by Miliband at the Labour Party conference. As a document, agreed at Labour's recent National Policy Forum, states: "Britain is in the midst of the biggest housing crisis in a generation"
20 August 2014
Hot on the heels of socialist Kshama Sawant's earth shattering election victory in Seattle and the game changing success of the '$15 Now' end low pay campaign, comes Jess Spear
6 August 2014
Deep in the heart of London, the world's largest centre for international finance, bankers are quivering in fear, writes Tessa Warrington.
9 July 2014
Recent research by two LSE professors confirms what the Socialist Party has said for a long time. It shows that Britain's capitalist class have failed in their historic mission to invest
23 April 2014
One million people are now being fed by food banks. In an effort to cut across the horror and sympathy this figure generated, government sources have denounced the author, Trussell Trust charity
5 March 2014
Experiencing the daily grind of poverty and fruitless job searches when you're out of work is very demoralising. But the Con-Dems go the extra mile
19 February 2014
It has been announced that Barclays Bank is to cut 10,000-12,000 jobs in 2014, 7,000 of which will be in the UK
22 January 2014
Ed Miliband and his shadow cabinet are going hell for leather with speeches and newspaper columns. They want to show how fit they are for election in 2015
20 January 2014
Nationalise the banks to stop the fat-cats rip off rewards: It's a tough time for bankers. The EU has decided to cap bankers' bonuses at 100%, and so condemned those earning more than £410,000 to "only" get paid double their salary
27 November 2013
Despite capitalist 'experts' predicting that the world economy would by now be experiencing 'escape velocity', capitalism is still in deep crisis. And Europe is most acutely affected, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
27 November 2013
We need a pay rise! The sums just don't add up. We're told there's a recovery but if feels more like a robbery
16 October 2013
The government has brought forward the second phase of its 'Help to Buy' scheme that subsidises low deposit (higher risk) mortgages on houses worth up to £600,000, writes Paul Kershaw.
9 October 2013
Tory MP Paul Maynard is concerned people might get a 'food bank habit'. He said: "I do not believe that immediate food relief should be the role of the government...
29 May 2013
On 15 September 2008, the big city bank Lehman Brothers went bust. Within days, lending between banks dried up. Andy Beadle reviews the BBC2 series Bankers.
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