spotCampaigns

spotOrganisations

spotArguments for socialism

spotPeople

spotInternational

spotEvents

spotAround the UK


All keywords


All Campaigns subcategories:

Anti-capitalism

Anti-fascist

Anti-racism

Anti-war

Asylum

Black and Asian

Children

CNWP

Corporate crime

Disability

Education

Election campaigns

Environment

EU

Finance

* Food

Gender Recognition Act

Health and safety

Health and welfare

Housing

Human Rights

LGBT Pride

Local government

Local services

Low pay

Migration

Nationalisation

New workers party

NHS

Pensions

Post Office

Poverty

Privatisation

Public Services

Socialism

Socialist

Sport

Stop the slaughter of Tamils

Students

The state

Transport

TUSC

Welfare rights

Women

Workplace and TU campaigns

Youth


Food keywords:

Aid (74)

BSE (10)

Food (218)

Food Banks (20)

Genetic engineering (3)

Food


Highlight keywords  |Print this articlePrint this article
From: The Socialist issue 1008, 5 September 2018: Tories out! Blairites out!

Search site for keywords: Them & Us - Debt - Food - Mcdonald - Bankers

Them & Us

Them and us fishes, photo Suzanne Beishon

Them and us fishes, photo Suzanne Beishon   (Click to enlarge)

Lehman blow-out...

Lehman Brothers bankers who helped cause the 2007-08 financial crash are throwing a ten-year reunion party, says Financial News.

The collapse of the investment bank was a major turning point in the credit crunch. Why celebrate that?

Ordinary workers at Lehman Brothers and in wider society faced redundancy and eviction. But top bosses snuck out the back with the swag - and moved on to the next cushy gig.

... workers' debt

For the working class, of course, the credit crisis never ended. Not only has the economic 'recovery' not reached us - but UK households have hidden debts of 18.9 billion, says Citizens Advice.

The sum of missed bill payments has soared by 34% since 2010 when the Tories came to power. And consumer borrowing is rising well above meagre pay - hitting 213 billion in June, says the Bank of England.

Hull protest against the Bedroom tax - Debt = Slavery, photo Lash

Hull protest against the Bedroom tax - Debt = Slavery, photo Lash   (Click to enlarge)

Golden wings...

Are you so revoltingly, dizzyingly minted that gold is literally disposable for you? How about chowing down on some gold-plated fried chicken?

An upmarket New York restaurant began selling $1,000 chicken wings slathered in 24-carat gold sauce earlier this year.

Or you could jump in the chopper and head to Miami, where you can pick up a dozen gold-coated doughnuts for $1,200.

... kids' junk food

Meanwhile, anti-union multinational McDonald's is allowed to plug junk food to our children because Britain's advertising regulator has ruled Happy Meals 'healthy'.

The Advertising Standards Agency said last month that Coco Pops and KFC commercials are not allowed around kids' shows. But cartoon-themed McDonald's nosh is acceptable because it can include non-junk options.

Of course, parents should be allowed to treat their kids to McDonald's. But get real. Pushing the brand during Peppa Pig is not about encouraging balanced dietary choices.







Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999