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17 April 2014
Nearly one million people now rely on food banks, up nearly 163% in a year according to the Trussell Trust
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.
22 May 2013
MPs' pay rise: £65,738 a year basic salary just isn't enough for our MPs. Not to mention their infamous expenses.
8 May 2013
Time to get political: In the last six months an extra 100,000 people have been added to the food bank queues. Attendance at food banks seems to be one of the few growth areas of the economy, writes Nancy Taaffe.
1 May 2013
Time for plan S: Changes to the benefit system and recent welfare reforms are forcing a growing number of people to use food banks...
10 April 2013
HBOS has been called the 'worst bank ever' after colossal losses resulted in a government-brokered merger with Lloyds and a subsequent taxpayer bailout of £20.5 billion, writes Matt Gordon, Bristol Socialist Party.
21 March 2013
More budget waffle from Osborne and his alter ego Ed Balls. No mention by Balls of the £750 billion lying in the banks being used, not to invest, but to line the pockets of the spivs who control the banks...
20 March 2013
After months of 'calm' the capitalist debt crisis has resurfaced over the banking meltdown in Cyprus, sending financial markets into a spin
27 February 2013
The Italian election on 24 and 25 February was long-expected to end in a stalemate, but the closeness of the votes and the possibility of a temporary coalition and another election soon have caused big falls on stock markets around the world...
27 February 2013
In a survey of Coventry Foodbank service users by Warwick University, 62.7% said their weekly household income was less than £100 a week, writes Robert McArdle , Coventry East Socialist Party.
20 February 2013
Dave Murray reviews the new "It's time to take over the banks" FBU pamphlet by Michael Roberts and Mick Brooks. Introduction by Matt Wrack, general secretary, FBU...
14 November 2012
Will Hutton's forensic exposure of the mendacity, corruption and downright public deception by Thatcher's government of the mythical benefits of privatisation is a model of investigative journalism (Observer 11.11.12), writes Tony Mulhearn
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