Reports and Campaigns
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16 October 2013
Cameron's proposals to scrap benefits for under-25s is yet another attack on young people from this government of millionaires
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...
2 October 2013
Millionaire chancellor George Osborne announced at Tory conference a plan to keep the country on rations until 2020! Ken Douglas writes.
25 September 2013
On 19 September Chris Grayling put the Probation Service up for sale. The trade union Napo called widespread lunchtime protests. Hopefully, industrial action will follow. We need public protection, not
19 September 2013
On 19 September Chris Grayling put the Probation Service up for sale in the European Journal. The trade union Napo called widespread lunchtime protests.
28 August 2013
As a former employee of Sports Soccer which was the predecessor of Sports Direct it came as little surprise to me to learn that this company is one of the worst culprits for using zero-hour contracts, writes an ex-Sports Soccer worker.
14 August 2013
At Sports Direct, Boots, Buckingham Palace, Wetherspoons, even for the government, zero-hour contracts are becoming widely used, writes Helen Pattison, London Socialist Party.
31 July 2013
The government recently announced that they will be bringing more private companies in to do work capability assessments alongside hated current provider Atos.
31 July 2013
Royal birth deflects from campaigns to save maternity services across the UK
17 July 2013
BBC website points out how Socialist Party member Dave Nellist only took a worker's wage when he was an MP from 1983 until 1992
10 July 2013
The Finland government has generously sent Kate and Wills one of the maternity 'boxes' given to all expectant mothers in Finland since the 1930s, writes Suzanne Beishon
3 July 2013
Burger blunder: Picture the scene - the day before Chancellor George Osborne announces more devastation to come our way in the Comprehensive Spending Review, he and his advisors desperately try to think of ways to get people to connect more with him
28 June 2013
This week's government spending review continued war waged against us - all of us not part of the super-rich 1%. George Osborne announced a further £11.5 billion of cuts. By 2017-18 government spending is expected to be down a third from when the Con-Dems took office.
22 May 2013
Steven Bottrill, whose disabled mum Stephanie killed herself because of the bedroom tax, said: "Hopefully now someone will listen. Someone will realise what has gone on and change things"
15 May 2013
A survey carried out by the TUC earlier this year revealed that people believe, on average, that 27% of the welfare budget is claimed fraudulently, writes Ben Golightly.
8 May 2013
Five million families in Britain are struggling to pay for food and are reaching "breaking point" according to a 'Which?' survey...
1 May 2013
Reasons for a 24-hour general strike: Iain Duncan Smith's proposal that "wealthier pensioners" should pay back universal benefits is a cover for a full blooded attack on pensions and benefits
1 May 2013
'Get a job!' is the constant refrain of privileged Tory ministers and vicious right-wing tabloids. A million unemployed young people are the subject of a relentless campaign of smears and lies
10 April 2013
An advice worker explains what life on benefits is really like..
3 April 2013
Like many people I was astounded by the Parliamentary Labour Party abstention on the emergency legislation enacted to undo the legal victory won by Cait Reilly and Jamieson Wilson against forced workfare, writes Nancy Taaffe
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