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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 September 2019
Tory meltdown - Organise to finish them off
Tories out!, photo Mary Finch (Click to enlarge)
Tory MPs are dropping like flies. Johnson has lost control of his party, parliament, and the plot.
A few crumbs thrown at public services isn't going to make up for ten years of savage cuts. And now he wants us to pay the price of a no-deal Brexit.
Enough is enough. We need policies that benefit working-class and young people not the super-rich elite who Johnson represents.
Corbyn has said he wants to stop the cuts in public services and benefits, increase spending on the NHS and schools, build one million homes, scrap tuition fees, introduce a minimum wage of £10 next year, and take rail, water, gas, electric and Royal Mail out of the hands of the private profiteers.
He supports a deal with Europe which would defend the interests of workers, not the bosses and the rich.
If he energetically campaigned on that anti-austerity programme in a general election he could win. That could mark the first step towards transforming society for the benefit of ordinary working people, for which socialist policies will be needed.
- No unity with pro-austerity politicians
- Unions must build mass protests to fight for a general election
- For a Corbyn-led government with socialist policies
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In The Socialist 11 September 2019:
International socialist news and analysis
Far right makes gains in Germany
South Africa: Xenophobic violence - a product of failed capitalist policies
West Papuans demand self-determination in London
What we think
Tories in tatters: Corbyn must seize the time
Capitalist 'democracy' v socialist democracy
TUC: Lost opportunity to organise a united struggle
NSSN lobby of TUC: Upbeat meeting calls for trade union lead to boot out Tories
Fighting PCS general secretary needed - Marion Lloyd: Why I am standing
End austerity in the civil service: General election now
PCS strike at BEIS: "The life we live is not liveable"
Unions must fight to make bus drivers and passengers safe
Asda workers protest against worse contract
UCU ballots - yes to strike action on pensions, pay, workloads and equality
Workplace news in brief
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
Students and workers unite against fees, low pay climate change
Tory meltdown - Organise to finish them off
Another London block of flats destroyed by fire - remove unsafe cladding now!
Leeds pensioners occupy BBC to save free TV licenses
Frimley hospital staff fight back-door privatisation
Leicester Kashmir protest rejects religious smokescreen
Salisbury welcomes Socialist campaigners
Socialist newspaper sales round-up
Coventry: 100 pack meeting against congestion charge
Climate strikes: trade union round-up
Scotland and Brexit: Developing threat to the capitalist union
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