The Socialist

The Socialist 31 March 2021

Unite and fight - For the right to protest

The Socialist issue 1127

Mobilise Liverpool workers to defy Tory commissioners and austerity

London - We need socialists into City Hall

Warning: Labour Party cutters - careful who you phone!


Domestic Abuse Bill: So much still to fight for

We will not be the lost generation

Shrewsbury pickets exonerated after almost 50 years

'Chingford skinhead' spills the beans over government surveillance of union activists

Freeports spell deregulation, low pay and a new race to the bottom

No start for life


Unite and fight - For the right to protest

Defending the right to protest


Preparing for the revolts to come


Cumberland hospital workers fight for stolen pay

NHS pay: 15% now!


Trade union fighters rally to support victimised workers

BT Openreach engineers step up the pressure with five-day strike action

Asda equal pay ruling victory - now fight for equal pay for all

SPS Technologies workers strike against potential pay loss of 3,000 a year

Deskilling protests by sparks electricians continue

Beal academy strikers demand equal sick pay

Goodlord strike starts to bite

Nationalise Liberty Steel to save jobs

British Gas workers strike ahead of 'fire and rehire' deadline


Online rally - 150 years since the Paris Commune

Selling the Socialist

Donate now to fuel our election campaigns


Football abuse scandal: Reclaim the game for justice and democracy

Socialist Liverpool City Council inspired me

Women, violence and defiance

The Socialist Inbox

 
 
 
 
 

PO Box 1398, Enfield EN1 9GT

020 8988 8777

[email protected]

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/1127/32291

Seach this siteSearch the site

Printable versionPrintable version

Facebook

Twitter

Home   |   The Socialist 31 March 2021   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook

Nationalise Liberty Steel to save jobs

Port Talbot steelworks, photo Grubb (Creative Commons)

Port Talbot steelworks, photo Grubb (Creative Commons)   (Click to enlarge)

Liberty Steel, employing 5,000 workers, mainly located in Rotherham, has gone bust. The government has rejected a 170 million bailout demand from its tycoon boss Sanjeev Gupta.

The demise of the steelmaking company follows the collapse of its principal backer Greensill Capital. It's reported that former Tory PM David Cameron acted as a paid adviser to Greensill and had lobbied the chancellor Rishi Sunak for coronavirus support loans.

This mix of big business and leading Tories gets murkier. According to the Times: "Lex Greensill, the owner of the finance firm, enriched himself through a government backed loan scheme he designed after Cameron gave him access to eleven departments and agencies".

As the recent scandal of government-backed secretive PPE contracts has revealed, handing over government keys to big business is no historic anachronism but a commonplace.

The trade unions should demand nationalisation of the ailing steel company to save jobs and working-class communities, along with a public, independent workers' inquiry into the Greensill/government funding arrangements.


In this issue


Elections

Mobilise Liverpool workers to defy Tory commissioners and austerity

London - We need socialists into City Hall

Warning: Labour Party cutters - careful who you phone!


News

Domestic Abuse Bill: So much still to fight for

We will not be the lost generation

Shrewsbury pickets exonerated after almost 50 years

'Chingford skinhead' spills the beans over government surveillance of union activists

Freeports spell deregulation, low pay and a new race to the bottom

No start for life


Right to protest

Unite and fight - For the right to protest

Defending the right to protest


Socialist analysis

Preparing for the revolts to come


NHS

Cumberland hospital workers fight for stolen pay

NHS pay: 15% now!


Workplace news

Trade union fighters rally to support victimised workers

BT Openreach engineers step up the pressure with five-day strike action

Asda equal pay ruling victory - now fight for equal pay for all

SPS Technologies workers strike against potential pay loss of 3,000 a year

Deskilling protests by sparks electricians continue

Beal academy strikers demand equal sick pay

Goodlord strike starts to bite

Nationalise Liberty Steel to save jobs

British Gas workers strike ahead of 'fire and rehire' deadline


Reports & campaigns

Online rally - 150 years since the Paris Commune

Selling the Socialist

Donate now to fuel our election campaigns


Readers' opinion

Football abuse scandal: Reclaim the game for justice and democracy

Socialist Liverpool City Council inspired me

Women, violence and defiance

The Socialist Inbox


 

Home   |   The Socialist 31 March 2021   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook