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From The Socialist newspaper, 7 September 2016
What We Saw
Rob Williams on Sky News (Click to enlarge)
The junior doctors received a steadfast defence on Sky News on 1 September. The Socialist Party's Rob Williams, chair of the National Shop Stewards Network, took on a right-wing economics journalist.
She argued that austerity has hardly happened. What cuts have happened have had no effect. And "immoral" junior doctors don't care about their patients.
Rob pointed out that half a million public sector workers have lost their jobs, and wages have not recovered since the crisis. He said the Trade Union Congress should organise joint industrial action to support the doctors. They are striking precisely in defence of their patients and the NHS.
The Facebook post (Click to enlarge)
One outraged Labour Party member took to Facebook with this story about the leadership election. It seems you can vote for whoever you want - as long as it's Owen Smith!
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In The Socialist 7 September 2016:
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Break with Blairites essential to defeat split Tories
Should socialists give electoral support to Labour right?
#KeepCorbyn: reports from the campaign
Socialist Party news and analysis
Apple told to pay £11bn: nationalise all the tax dodgers!
Refugee crisis: for homes, jobs and services for all
Women lose out in the workplace
London bailiff use soars by half
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TUC congress 2016
Organise mass working class resistance to austerity
International socialist news and analysis
Brazil: impeachment farce only serves big business
International news in brief
Workplace news and analysis
Junior doctors plan to continue contract struggle
Rail workers fighting back!
Premium pay cuts are not just any cuts, they are M&S cuts
Royal Mail wildcat strike against bullying bosses
Workplace news in brief
Socialist readers' comments and reviews
Letter: back the docs!
Socialism, black liberation and cricket - the life of CLR James
The Socialist inbox
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Huge turnout in support of Huddersfield NHS campaign
Grantham on the march against 'life and death' cuts to health service
London fighting fund BBQ success
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