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21 November 2018
"Fostering sector ripe for consolidation... fostering is a growth market..." These were the thoughts of the Financial Times back in 2013. Translation? Children going into care are seen as a profit opportunity by capitalist vultures.
24 October 2018
The introduction of Universal Credit, under which families can lose £200 a month, has rightly provoked outrage
26 September 2018
Non-fiction: Don't Let My Past Be Your Future: Harry Leslie Smith, the World War Two veteran and welfare state campaigner, has crossed the supposed generational divide and issued a "call to arms" to young people to organise to change society.
30 May 2018
The surge in support for Corbyn's radical programme at last year's general election and the collapse of Carillion has led to a widespread discussion around public ownership and nationalisation.
21 June 2017
Why I joined the Socialist Party: After my partner died and I became a single parent to a grieving child, all of my benefits were stopped
26 April 2017
Theresa May's calling of a snap general election on the pretext of needing a mandate on Brexit is a sham. However, the election campaign gives an opportunity to expose and oppose her government's austerity programme and to get rid of the Tories.
1 March 2017
Even in the heyday of the welfare state, parents of disabled children received little help, understanding or support. The Tories want to drive us back to the days when family care was the norm
11 February 2017
THE BEVERIDGE Report advocated full employment and the creation of a welfare state. It was 1942 and the second world war had raised workers' expectations of a better future. Thousands had died and those
7 December 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people are surviving and feeding themselves by using foodbanks in Britain today
9 March 2016
The majority of trade unions support the idea of a so-called 'social Europe', but have often opposed, at least on paper, the reality of EU policies
9 March 2016
Over 85% of allegations of benefit fraud between 2010 and 2015 were false.
2 December 2015
Do you have something to say? Anti-welfare propaganda, state school parents asked to pay for teachers, rail bosses' wages, and the power of effective opposition.
18 November 2015
The cat is out of the bag. As the Financial Times reported: "Chancellor George Osborne is considering a radical multibillion-pound plan to privatise the government's stake in housing associations".
21 October 2015
Older people are hard hit by the bosses' cuts and sell-offs. Sue Powell spoke to Claude Mickleson, National Pensioners Convention activist and member of Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
1 July 2015
Chancellor Osborne's savage attack on welfare benefits has been accompanied by accusing low-income families of a 'something-for-nothing' culture. But how then does the government explain the 'corporate welfare bill'?
27 May 2015
As a 'blue collar factory worker' I won't be fooled by David Cameron's mantra that his new cabinet stands as the "real party for working people"
10 December 2014
The Tories plan to send us back to the 1930s. The Office for Budget Responsibility said public spending levels will be thrown back 80 years if Osborne's Autumn Statement plans are implemented
22 October 2013
The PCS union has been criticised on Twitter for not fighting attacks on welfare by simply refusing to implement them. John McInally responds.
10 July 2013
The Finland government has generously sent Kate and Wills one of the maternity 'boxes' given to all expectant mothers in Finland since the 1930s, writes Suzanne Beishon
10 April 2013
An advice worker explains what life on benefits is really like..
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