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From The Socialist newspaper, 26 April 2017

Refugee rescue

Refugees risk their lives at sea, but the EU just turns them back, photo Wikimedia (Creative Commons)

Refugees risk their lives at sea, but the EU just turns them back, photo Wikimedia (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

Over 1,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, according to the United Nations.

The barbaric, racist policies of the EU have allowed these people - fleeing war, terror and destitution - to die. Both the Tories and the EU have to go.

Only public ownership and socialist planning can guarantee jobs, homes and services for all. Corbyn must fight for a Brexit based on defending all workers, not accepting the bosses' single market and brutal foreign policy.

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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