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4 October 2017
How appropriate that Theresa May's speech insisting our interests were best served by free market capitalism - "the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created" - came in the same week as budget airline Ryanair cancelled over 700,000 passenger flights
6 September 2017
Non-fiction review: Six for the Tolpuddle Martyrs: Every year thousands of trade unionists descend upon the small village of Tolpuddle in Dorset to commemorate the struggle in 1832 of farm workers to form a union
9 August 2017
The Daily Mail reacted with predictable hysteria when, in May 2017, John McDonnell stated: "You can't understand the capitalist system without reading Marx's Das Kapital."
21 June 2017
Trade unions must lead fightback: 1% of the population owns 14% of the UK's wealth
14 June 2017
Tories out! Corbyn in! Take the wealth off the 1%!: While working class people across Britain go hungry, directors of massive corporations continue to rake in obscene bonuses, writes Geraint Thomas, Nottingham Socialist party.
17 May 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including property fat cats, a foodbank poem, election mail and an Aire Valley incinerator.
17 May 2017
Build a new workers' party. take the wealth off the 1%: An overview of Jeremy Corbyn's manifesto.
22 March 2017
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Billionaires v zero-hour workers; massive inheritances v paupers' funerals; house prices v wages; butlers v British Library.
22 February 2017
19 million people in the UK - nearly 30% of the population - live below the 'minimum income standard' (MIS) and "are just about managing at best," according to a recent report by the poverty think-tank Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
8 February 2017
The idea of welfare benefits being replaced by a 'universal basic income' (UBI) has resurfaced in recent years - a welcome discussion because it raises the fundamental right of everyone to have an income that meets their basic needs. Exact proposals vary but they are all based on the idea of everyone in society receiving an unconditional, tax-free, regular payment, regardless of whether they are working or the composition of their household.
1 February 2017
Nationalise the banks and top corporations: Over half of Britain's richest firms could immediately wipe out the deficit in their pension schemes if they were willing to prioritise former workers over investors.
1 February 2017
Poor children in the UK are more than twice as likely to die while babies compared to their richer counterparts, particularly in their first month of life.
16 January 2017
Take the wealth off the 1%! The gap between the richest and poorest in the world is growing and is even worse than originally feared, says Oxfam. Eight people - yes eight - own as much wealth as the poorest 50% of the world population
11 January 2017
'Fat Cat Wednesday' - take the wealth off the 1%: Top bosses had earnt more than the £28,200 median salary by around midday on 4 January - 'Fat Cat Wednesday'.
11 January 2017
Unelected Tory prime minister Theresa May has delivered a speech to the Charity Commission in which she denounces injustices within our society.
14 December 2016
It's one wold for the super-rich and another for the rest of us. What might the super-rich pick up as stocking fillers this Christmas? Meanwhile, child homelessness and in-work poverty continue to rise.
16 November 2016
One third of 'high net worth individuals' are under investigation by HM Revenue and Customs, says the National Audit Office.
9 November 2016
Low earners have had the "biggest pay rise in 20 years" according to Office for National Statistics figures. At least that's the Financial Times's take on it.
5 October 2016
People born in the early 1980s are half as well-off as those born in the 1970s were at their age. This won't come as any surprise to today's 30-somethings.
21 September 2016
Between April 2015 and March 2016, bonuses in the UK climbed 4.4% to £44.3 billion. This enormous wealth was enjoyed almost solely by financial sector bosses - the very same group that triggered the disastrous economic crash in 2008.
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