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6 November 2019
The latest developments in the general election campaign
23 October 2019
In the last issue of the Socialist, we initiated a debate about how we can end low pay and what level of minimum wage we should be fighting for. Three readers have sent us their thoughts
16 October 2019
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Chinese revolution. In the second of a series of articles marking that event, Tom Baldwin looks at the period following the declaration of the People's Republic of China.
31 July 2019
The Tories sold Universal Credit as a public money-saving scheme, combining several benefits into one. In reality the 'savings' were to come from reducing payouts.
19 June 2019
"This year, more than 300,000 people in England will receive the life-changing diagnosis of cancer. And the number of people living with cancer is predicted to rise by 3.2% each year, writes Jon Dale, secretary, Unite Notts NHS branch.
8 May 2019
A new House of Lords report is clearly an attack on pensioner benefits and an attempt to drive a wedge between older and younger people
1 May 2019
Universal Credit is being blamed for the record rise in the use of foodbanks as families required them to provide 14 million meals in the last 12 months.
17 April 2019
Hi. I'm Luke. I live alone and I'm on Universal Credit.
10 April 2019
It's one world for the super-rich, and enotehr for the rest of us. Socialism worries, bills, uni art splurge, agency austerity
3 April 2019
Pro-capitalist politicians are united in wanting to keep Corbyn out. They are afraid of the millions of working-class people who could be mobilised if they see the opportunity to fight for socialist change.
3 April 2019
Scrap Universal Credit now: Merthyr has received a bad press as the "benefit capital of Britain". The Mirror newspaper pointed out the average male life expectancy on one of the estates is lower than Haiti's. But it's a friendly town.
13 March 2019
Universal Credit is hardly out of the news. The suffering and anxiety it has caused is immeasurable - so much so that even some Tory MPs have been forced to highlight problems with its implementation.
13 February 2019
Corbyn should call on Labour councils to set no-cuts budgets now to protect working-class people from the effects of Universal Credit
16 January 2019
The fundamental problem with Universal Credit is austerity
2 January 2019
Christmas was far from merry for many - we need a living wage and welfare system!
12 December 2018
The shocking effects of Universal Credit have been revealed by the ordeal faced by one mother this Christmas.
28 November 2018
Nat West bank made an ultimatum to a Belfast landlord seeking to remortgage their buy-to-let flat - either evict your vulnerable older tenant or seek a mortgage elsewhere.
28 November 2018
I have worked, since leaving college - 22 years - solely in benefits. I have witnessed the systematic destruction of a support system meant to help those who need it most, creating a widespread situation
21 November 2018
General election now to reverse welfare attacks: Universal Credit claimants are being pushed into serious mental health problems, with some even considering suicide, according to public health researchers in the North East.
24 October 2018
The introduction of Universal Credit, under which families can lose £200 a month, has rightly provoked outrage
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