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The Socialist 28 January 2015

Austerity elite can be beaten

The Socialist issue 841

Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

Is the Green Party the answer?

Government welfare cuts: No to sanctions!

Tories and Labour refuse moratorium on fracking

Davos summit: 'The pitchforks are coming!'

Quantitative Easing: Socialism for the rich!

'Defenders of democracy' mourn despot's death

Them & Us


Gearing up for largest anti-cuts election challenge yet

Election Appeal 2015


End the housing crisis

Extra, extra! Socialist needs new sales!

Lib-Lab political bung scandal

Leicester marches for free education

Burns' Night a blazing success


Book review: Unison bureaucracy unmasked

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Shapps' lies on housing

Inept waste site renationalised


Usdaw elections: 'We need a winning, fighting union'

RMT forces DLR bosses back

NI Water workers' victory

Workplace news in brief

 
 
 
 
 

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Lib-Lab political bung scandal

Carlisle TUSC

Labour parliamentary candidate Lee Sherriff has taken a 10,000 political 'donation' for her election campaign from millionaire property dealer Lord Oakeshott. Ed Miliband has approved the money, and Sherriff has refused to explain herself.

Lib Dem Oakeshott is a close ally of Business Secretary Vince Cable, who privatised Royal Mail and rejected transport union RMT's call to save jobs at City Link. He is plotting for a Labour-Lib Dem coalition government to continue austerity cuts, privatisation and anti-worker legislation.

His other aim is to prevent the public from democratically deciding on EU membership, saying of Ed Miliband "He has stood firm against the clamour for a referendum with considerable courage and nous." TUSC opposes all racist and anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. We also oppose the EU, because it acts undemocratically in the interests of big business against working people.

Dodgy

The Sherriff campaign's acceptance of this dodgy donation demonstrates once more the futility of trade unions putting their cash - and hopes - in Labour. Unions in Carlisle and elsewhere would do much better to back their own candidates against this mercenary lot. TUSC exists to help them do just that.


In this issue


Socialist Party news and analysis

Syriza victory shows austerity elite can be beaten

Is the Green Party the answer?

Government welfare cuts: No to sanctions!

Tories and Labour refuse moratorium on fracking

Davos summit: 'The pitchforks are coming!'

Quantitative Easing: Socialism for the rich!

'Defenders of democracy' mourn despot's death

Them & Us


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

Gearing up for largest anti-cuts election challenge yet

Election Appeal 2015


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

End the housing crisis

Extra, extra! Socialist needs new sales!

Lib-Lab political bung scandal

Leicester marches for free education

Burns' Night a blazing success


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Book review: Unison bureaucracy unmasked

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Shapps' lies on housing

Inept waste site renationalised


Socialist Party workplace news

Usdaw elections: 'We need a winning, fighting union'

RMT forces DLR bosses back

NI Water workers' victory

Workplace news in brief


 

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