Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
6 June 2012
Build for a 24-hour general strike: The coalition government is looking increasingly lonely in its insistence on austerity. Doctors are the latest section of workers voting to strike
30 May 2012
79% of GPs, 84% of hospital consultants and 92% of junior doctors have voted in favour of action against changes to their pensions, writes See:.
15 March 2012
Unless you are part of the richest 1% then life under austerity is getting increasingly difficult. Peter Taaffe looks at the nature of capitalism
18 January 2012
As the fight for public sector pensions intensifies, unity in building the resistance is crucial. The message from the Con-Dems is clear in their final offer for public sector pensions - work longer, pay...
4 January 2012
The real scroungers: Benefit scroungers are destroying our economy, right? All those greedy, lazy people living off the hard work of others? But as the website Political Scrapbook pointed out, the average benefit fraud amounts...
14 December 2011
The government recently announced a plan to sell NHS patient information to private companies. They argue that allowing private life science companies access to this information could "potentially give...
30 June 2010
Frontline health services attacked: CHANCELLOR GEORGE Osborne claims that his budget cuts mean "everyone will pay something but the people at the bottom of the income scale will pay proportionately less than those at the top."...
25 June 2008
I WAS sorry to read in The Socialist 537 that Peter Taaffe has a pain in his big toe. His difficulty in getting to see his GP is all too common. Government imposed targets mean frustrating phone calls to book appointments, writes Jon Dale.
11 June 2008
Doctors to the left of New Labour: I have a pain - literally - in my big toe and naturally had recourse to the doctor. On entering the doctor's surgery I found there was not another soul waiting to be seen. "My lucky day," I thought, expecting to see my doctor very quickly. How wrong, writes Peter Taaffe.
14 May 2008
No reduction in the time limit, End the two-doctor rule: On 20 May Tory MP Nadine Dorries intends to move an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill to cut the current upper limit for abortion from 24 to 20 weeks, writes Eleanor Donne, Basildon Socialist Party.
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