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9 March 2011
AS EXPECTED, News Corporation group, owned by the Rupert Murdoch clan, has been given the green light by Tory culture and media secretary Jeremy Hunt to fully take over TV satellite company BSkyB - the largest pay TV broadcaster in the UK...
23 February 2011
JANE IS in her 40s. Arthritis, heart disease, constant pain and a host of other problems led to her early retirement. She lives on benefits - primarily Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for her care and...
16 February 2011
IT'S BEEN confirmed: they are all in it together. David Cameron and his Conservative Party receive the majority of their funding, not just from big business, but London's 'square mile' financial centre...
16 February 2011
Hidden subsidies: There seems to be no limit to how much UK banks can gorge themselves on public funds. According to the New Economics Foundation, on top of the estimated £1 trillion shovelled into the black hole of the...
2 February 2011
Boris Johnson visits Waltham Forest: Waltham Forest is a borough which has an above average rate of violent youth crime. This can have a devastating effect on the lives of people who live in our area, so the opportunity to ask questions at...
15 December 2010
VODAFONE, THE company dealing in mobile phones and mobile internet, has mobile profits too. Revenue and Customs (HMRC) bosses recently decided to let the phone giant avoid paying up to £6 billion tax on...
8 December 2010
ON 1 December the Daily Mirror published an article revealing secret plans by the Tory dominated Local Government Employers (LGE) group on how to sack workers using stealth tactics and to prepare for a bitter battle with unions, writes Tim Cutter, acting deputy branch secretary, Hampshire Unison.
17 November 2010
MUCH OF the nation's unhealthy consumption of sugar, salt, transfats, saturated fats, and alcohol is down to the promotion of products containing them by the giant corporations that dominate the food and drink industry...
7 October 2010
Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary, spoke at a London Socialist Party joint meeting with Socialist Students on Wednesday 6th October at the University of London union in central London...
6 October 2010
The Tory and Lib-Dem coalition government has struck at the very heart of the welfare state. The Conservatives' conference has issued a battle cry that will send shivers down the spines of working class working class people.
Paula Mitchell, London Socialist Party, writes.
6 October 2010
AS THE first Conservative Party delegates arrived for their 2010 conference at the ICC in Birmingham - a city whose Con-Dem council has threatened 26,000 employees with the sack unless they accept new contracts with reduced terms - thousands of trade unionists and political activists were gathering, writes Dave Griffiths.
24 September 2010
The poll tax: It is not an accident that the most militant trade union leaders in Britain today, such as Bob Crow (general secretary of the RMT transport workers' union), are calling for the "biggest movement since the poll tax" to defeat the cuts...
4 August 2010
Dirty money: BP, THE energy giant responsible for the US's worst environmental disaster, finally got around to jettisoning its gaffe prone chief, Tony Hayward...
21 July 2010
TRADE UNIONS organising education workers, including NUT, NASUWT and UNISON, lobbied parliament on 19 July against the disgraceful cancelling of building and repair work to be carried out under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme and the undemocratic fast-tracking of the Con-Dems', writes Greg Maughan.
30 June 2010
GOVERNMENT EDUCATION minister Michael Gove is determined to push through the Tory agenda of putting 'rocket-boosters' under the academies programme, writes Martin Powell-Davies, NUT national executive.
9 June 2010
THE LIB Dem decision to enter into the government coalition alongside the Tories casts questions about the future for that party and its support base, writes Jim Thomson.
2 June 2010
The new Tory-Lib Dem coalition government claims to be heralding in a 'new politics'. But a large layer of workers throughout Britain have recoiled in horror at the prospect of a Tory-dominated government.
Robin Clapp, south west Socialist Party secretary, assesses Thatcher's legacy.
25 May 2010
After intense negotiations and backroom deals, the Tories and Liberal Democrats cobbled together a coalition government.
This was the option favoured by the ruling, capitalist class, once it was clear that David Cameron's Tories had failed to win a majority. PETER TAAFFE, Socialist Party general secretary, assesses the situation for Socialism Today (June 2010).
19 May 2010
New records: AS 'NICE' Dave Cameron and 'corporal' Clegg cheerfully announced the immediate slashing of £6 billion in public spending (involving thousands of public sector job losses), the latest employment figures showed that unemployment is now at its highest level since 1994...
14 May 2010
Britain has been 'Con Dem-ned' to a future of savage attacks on public services, pay, pensions and benefits combined with tax increases for working and middle-class people. The Tory/Liberal coalition has been cobbled together in a desperate attempt to create a government strong enough to launch an all-out onslaught on the living standards of the working class, writes Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary.
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