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The Socialist issue 388: MG Rover: The Ugly Face of Capitalism

The Socialist issue 388

14 April 2005


spotMG Rover: The Ugly Face of Capitalism

MG Rover – 20,000 jobs under threat: “OUR ECONOMIC record will be at the centre of the election campaign” declared Tony Blair…


spotNationalise Rover now

Sack the board, not the workers: TENS OF thousands of workers in the West Midlands face an uncertain future, as behind closed doors administrators – in reality, asset strippers – pick over what Phoenix have left of Rover…


spotNo more asset-stripping, renationalise, don’t subsidise

Longbridge: THE ROVER crisis is mainly down to the greed and short-sightedness of the capitalist owners…


spotBritish economy – not really that healthy

NEW LABOUR hoped its reputation for ‘economic competence’ would be the touchstone of the election…


spotTesco – every two billion helps

TESCO, WITH its huge hypermarkets and many smaller neighbourhood shops across Britain, is the first British retailer to notch up annual profits of over £2 billion (£2.03 billion to be precise)…


spotSocialists’ city-wide challenge

Dave Nellist

IN THIS election, for the first time, Coventry Socialist Party will contest all three of the city’s seats…


spotAnti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) A socialist approach

ALL THE main parties in this election are focusing on crime, and in particular anti-social behaviour by young people…


spotNew Labour’s education failure

EDUCATION IS one issue where New Labour think they have a clear advantage in this general election campaign…


spotLiberal Democrats: Phoney radicals – no different to the rest

UNDER THE slogan The Real Alternative the Liberal Democrats have launched their biggest, most expensive advertising campaign for 20 years…


spotSocialist Students fight for a campaigning NUS

NATIONAL UNION of Students (NUS) conference, from 5-7 April, reflected the major changes that have occurred in the union over the past twelve months…


spotThree months after the tsunami, government inaction fuels the flame
of protest

Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of the Socialist Party (England and Wales) and member of the CWI International Secretariat, recently returned to London from Sri Lanka. …


spotPope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II died on Saturday 2 April – the first ever Polish pope and first non-Italian since 1523…


spotYoung members create new opportunities in Huddersfield

Only four years old, the Huddersfield branch of the Socialist Party is a relative newcomer, but the story of its development over the past six months is one that branches all over the country should listen to…


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