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29 March 2017

Top banks post 67% of profits in tax havens - nationalise the banks!

Between them, HSBC, Barclays, RBS, Lloyds, and Standard Chartered reported profits of 9 billion in tax havens - a massive 67% of their total.

29 March 2017

Prescription and dental charges to rise again - fight for a free NHS!

From April 2017 NHS charges for prescriptions and dental treatment in England are set to rise yet again, writes Bea Gardner, Southampton Socialist Party.

27 March 2017

Unite against terror, racism and war

A wave of shock followed yet another horrific terrorist attack. This time in the centre of London, Wednesday's mowing down of people using a vehicle comes after atrocities in Berlin and Nice

22 March 2017

Livingstone's smear of Militant

Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone has accused Militant, now the Socialist Party, of bigoted political positions. Socialist Party deputy general secretary Hannah Sell demands the right to reply

22 March 2017

Jobstown Not Guilty: defend the right to protest

The Irish state plans to try 18 peaceful protesters for 'false imprisonment' of Labour former deputy premier Joan Burton - add your name to the opposition!

22 March 2017

Tory splits brought to the surface - Corbyn must go on the attack

Brexit, Scotland referendum, schools, National Insurance ... The Tories are in crisis. Corbyn must lead a fight against the government and the Blairites.

22 March 2017

Them & Us

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 March 2017

Fight Tory attacks on women and children

Four million kids in poverty, single parents to lose 2,850, and a paltry 5 million to help mothers back into work

22 March 2017

Tories scrap housing benefit for under-21s

A new rule change will end housing benefit for 18 to 21-year-olds from next month. Reverse all benefit cuts - fight for mass building of council homes now!

21 March 2017

CPSA to PCS: Fighting the 'Moderates' and building a fighting union

Socialists like John Macreadie worked to build a fighting campaigning civil service trade union

15 March 2017

Scotland 'indyref2' for socialist independence not the capitalist EU

The Scottish parliament will vote next week in favour of triggering a second independence referendum. With a pro-independence majority in the parliament, the vote itself is a formality.

15 March 2017

NHS: strikes and protests can stop cuts

The NHS, our vital public health service, is under relentless attack. The latest spending cuts in England - 22 billion under the Tory government's misnamed 'sustainability and transformation plans' (STPs) - will mean further A&E and ward closures, fewer GPs and unfilled staff posts.

14 March 2017

State surveillance of unions: PCS assistant head demands inquiry

Secret government files released under the 30-year rule show that Margaret Thatcher's government directly meddled in the internal affairs of civil servants' union CPSA, the predecessor of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union.

9 March 2017

Tory budget - dull but nasty

Chancellor Phillip Hamond's first budget continues a relentless pursuit of austerity that is causing misery to millions of working class people

8 March 2017

Aristocrats to hold byelection for one of their 92 reps

There's a byelection coming up on 21 March. There are 27 candidates, all hereditary peers, all men, and all very rich.

8 March 2017

MPs take 1k raise

Put MPs on workers' wages: 18% worse off. The Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that UK households will have living standards 18% lower by 2021 than they would have been had the economic crisis never happened.

8 March 2017

Fight the cuts: Demand no-cuts council budgets

In tandem with the attacks on the NHS is the ongoing savagery of council cuts. Only some six Labour councillors nationally in Labour-run councils have carried out their historic duty to vote against cuts - and have been suspended by the Blairites for their stand.

8 March 2017

One million workers on zero-hour contracts

Fight for secure jobs for all: 910,000 workers in Britain are on zero-hour contracts - a six-fold increase since 2008 - according to analysis by the Resolution Foundation think-tank.

5 March 2017

Demo shows battle to save the NHS can be won

For hours they poured off coaches and out of Euston and other stations as over 100,000 people - some estimates were as high as 250,000 - streamed to London in order to march in defence of the NHS. Stop STPs 'slashing, trashing and privatising our NHS' was repeatedly chanted by the predominantly working-class marchers and from the platform.

2 March 2017

Hands Off the Post Office

LAST WEEK, following an initiative by Socialist Party councillors, Coventry city council unanimously voted to oppose post office privatisation, writes Rob Windsor, Coventry Socialist Party councillor.


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