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From The Socialist newspaper, 12 June 2019

Tory drug hypocrisy

Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove

Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove   (Click to enlarge)

Michael Gove's Tory leadership campaign was tripping to catch up after he admitted taking cocaine on several occasions while working as a journalist.

But as Tory education secretary, Gove introduced rules that banned teachers for life if they did the same. Unbelievably, Gove has defended the policy!

Gove and other Tory contenders are unfit to govern because they've presided over a decade of cuts, privatisation and declining living standards. The Tories don't deserve to come within a sniff of power.

Gove put a line between him and millions of workers when he fast-tracked school privatisation. His Tory rivals promise a heady cocktail of cuts for workers laced with tax cuts for the rich.

We need a general election now to kick them all out!

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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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In The Socialist 12 June 2019:


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Fire tears through Barking flats - cladding off now!

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Terrible child murders linked to cuts

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Southampton hospital workers win

Sellafield nuclear workers' strike


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Nigeria: Stop police harassment of Abbey and Azeez!


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Opinion

TV Review: Chernobyl - Workers' heroism vs sclerotic Stalinism

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