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15 May 2013
Capitalist crisis: 'Desperate times call for desperate measures': On 4 April the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, took the world of finance completely by surprise when he launched an unprecedented stimulus package cash injection
13 June 2012
Not a penny more off our pensions and not a day longer at work!: It's been seven months since the magnificent strike on 30 November in defence of public sector pensions...
17 February 2012
Seven trade unions will take the government to court on Monday, 20 February over changes to the way public sector pensions are calculated...
16 November 2011
Government ministers are considering ending the rise in benefits linked to inflation and threatening to cut benefits to the working poor if claimants donít work longer hours
14 September 2011
Dark days: The combined effects of the capitalist recession, wage and benefit cuts, tax increases, job losses and other government austerity measures have hammered UK living standards...
2 February 2011
"Dire", "terrible", "shockingly bad", "horrendous... an absolute disaster for the economy"! These were some of the terms used by City and media analysts to describe economic figures for the last three months, writes Lynn Walsh, Socialist Party executive committee...
5 January 2011
RAIL PASSENGERS face a miserable start to the New Year as a result of massive price hikes imposed by the privately run train operating companies (TOCs), writes Dave Carr.
14 October 2010
In this feature Socialist Party general secretary PETER TAAFFE answers important questions raised by Joe Foster on prices and wages. Joe writes:...
26 May 2010
The new Tory/Lib Dem government has not wasted any time in starting to slash public spending. Round one, cuts totalling £6.2 billion, is designed to send an early message to its masters - the capitalist markets - that it can be trusted to serve the needs of finance capital and big business, Judy Beishon writes.
7 October 2009
TO MARK ten years of the national minimum wage, the New Labour government has given it the lowest increase on record, taking the full adult rate to a miserly £5.80 an hour...
15 September 2009
"Brown mentioned by way of tribute that Jack Jones's politics were shaped by the Great Depression of the 1930s, writes Kevin Parslow, a Unite delegate to the TUC.
13 May 2009
THE GOVERNMENT'S budget for Britain's rail system is facing chaos. First Great Western wants to walk away from a vital updating contract without footing the entire bill of £1.1 billion. Mark Pickersgill reports.
31 March 2009
SURPRISING ALL the pundits, inflation went both up and down last month - that is to say, up for the poor and down for the rich, writes Pete Mason.
17 January 2008
German train drivers have just won an 11% wage increase. German Telecom workers on the other hand have suffered accumulated wage cuts amounting to 25%...
11 October 2003
Former Liverpool councillor, one of the 47 who fought the Thatcher government and former President of the District Labour Party, Tony Mulhearn gives his impression of Tony Blair's speech at Labour Party conference...
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