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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 November 2016
What we saw
Pay per Tiger
Good news for readers of the Socialist! A new club has opened that organises monthly meetings and social events. Bad news - only those with a minimum of $10 million, who pay membership fees "starting at" $30,000, need apply.
'Tiger 21' - The Investment Group for Enhanced Results in the 21st century - was launched in New York in 1999, and has now opened in the UK.
Previous activities include a "group meeting experience" on Richard Branson's private Caribbean island. Common topics of conversation apparently include how not to ruin the children by giving them too much money, and wealth preservation.
This club has 450 members and an estimated collective wealth of $40 billion. That could provide decent education to children worldwide deprived by poverty.
Jon Dale Mansfield Socialist Party
Property Week (Click to enlarge)
A panel of student representatives refused to award a prize for best student accommodation experience, in protest at appalling conditions.
Trade magazine Property Week asked reps from across the UK to judge the award. Their joint letter found all the entrants lacking. As well as outrageous rents, many extort hundreds in unavoidable extra fees.
The judges concluded by calling for investment in accommodation, and end to privatisation, cheaper rents and universal living grants.
Plaid's Ellen ap Gwynn (Click to enlarge)
A Plaid Cymru council leader in Wales threw a tantrum when asked about management consultants profiting from her cuts.
Journalist Jacques Peretti accused Plaid's Ellen ap Gwynn: "You think the public don't have a right to know. You're a public body." The Ceredigion council chief ordered him to leave.
Perhaps if Plaid took the same robust approach with Tory and Blairite austerity-merchants, Peretti wouldn't have had to ask.
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In The Socialist 2 November 2016:
What we think
Corbyn movement must seize initiative - or face defeat
Socialist Party news and analysis
Fight for decent jobs for all
Fight the 'burning' of our museums and libraries!
Battle of Orgreave: Establishment cover up continues
One third of 2010's new teachers have already quit
We are all Daniel Blake: no more deaths from benefit cuts
LGBT people need militancy, not false 'allies' like David Cameron
What we saw
Solidarity with refugees
Demolition of Calais 'Jungle' camp - eyewitness report
My time in a detention centre
Socialist Party youth and students
Mass student strike rocks Spanish state
Glasgow School of Arts students "let us learn" revolt
International socialist news and analysis
EU-Canada trade deal battle points to Corbyn's Brexit opportunity
Environment and socialism
Heathrow expansion exposes Tory divisions
Socialist Party feature
Will workers on company boards make bosses accountable?
Workplace news and analysis
Sheffield bin workers' action strengthens in numbers and mood
Solid Southern strike continues against Britain's 'worst' train company
Newsquest strike: "It's impossible to do our jobs"
Outsourced ambulance workers strike in Tooting
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Glenfield heart unit closure: Over 1,000 march
Massive demo against A&E closure
Campaigners call on Greenwich council to oppose the Housing Act
Haringey care services face ruthless cuts and privatisation
Teaching assistants stage vigil and rally
"Our problems cannot be solved by capitalist politics"
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