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The Socialist issue 760

10 April 2013

Now let's bury Thatcher's legacy

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The Socialist issue 760

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Thatcher’s death

spotNow let’s bury Thatcher’s legacy

TUC call a 24-hour general strike!: It is a human response to be sad when somebody dies. But many working class people will be celebrating Margaret Thatcher’s death because of the absolutely destructive and long lasting effect she had

Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, as she will always be remembered, photo Alan Hardman

Former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, as she will always be remembered, photo Alan Hardman


spotThatcher: a class warrior for capitalism

Thatcher will never be forgiven for the devastation that her Tory governments wrought on working class communities – that is still being felt today.

spotThatcher’s death: readers respond 1

The real tragedy is that while she may be dead herself her ideas are still alive and well in the form of the Con-Dem coalition and New Labour, writes Dave Nellist

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher teaches Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock how to grind the working class down, Cartoon Alan Hardman

Cartoon Alan Hardman


spotThatcher death: readers respond 2

I went to get my morning newspaper and also needed a sympathy card for a relative. When I asked Shah, my local shopkeeper, where his sympathy cards were his eyes nearly popped out of his head

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotHalt the Thatcherite onslaught – TUC must call a 24-hour general strike!

When people try to remember where they were when they heard that Maggie Thatcher had died, their reaction will tell us everything about her legacy

TUC demo 20 October 2012 with placard calling for a 24 hour general strike , photo Senan

TUC demo 20 October 2012 with placard calling for a 24 hour general strike , photo Senan


spotCon-Dems’ latest cruel cut: Disability Living Allowance

spotHBOS scandal is just the tip of the iceberg

spotTories and press use Philpott case to attack ‘welfare culture’

An advice worker explains what life on benefits is really like..

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotTrade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

In local council elections on 2 May 5% of the seats will have a fighting anti-austerity alternative on the ballot paper…

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)


spotWarrington: Suspended for fighting the cuts

Warrington Labour rebel councillor speaks to the Socialist: Kevin Bennett has been indefinitely suspended by the Labour group after he voted against cuts

Kevin Bennett, Warrington Labour rebel councillor , photo by Adam Hemsley

Kevin Bennett, Warrington Labour rebel councillor , photo by Adam Hemsley


spotDoncaster: 60 at Mary4Mayor rally

Mary Jackson’s Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) election campaign for Doncaster mayor held a successful launch meeting on 2 April…

Bob Crow, RMT general secretary, addresses the Trade Unionists and Socialist Coalition in Doncaster for Mary Jackson, photo A Tice

Bob Crow, RMT general secretary, addresses the Trade Unionists and Socialist Coalition in Doncaster for Mary Jackson, photo A Tice


spotGreater Manchester: Stop extermination of our NHS

Campaigners from across Greater Manchester gathered at Media:City in Salford on the first day that the government’s pro-privatisation measures against our NHS took effect

spotCheltenham marches against A&E cuts

Saturday 6 April saw around 300 people march through the centre of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, against plans to reduce night time staffing at the town's A&E, photo by Chris Moore

Saturday 6 April saw around 300 people march through the centre of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, against plans to reduce night time staffing at the town’s A&E, photo by Chris Moore


spot‘Forced out of work, forced out of Spain’

The bedroom tax

spotBeat the rotten bedroom tax

Millionaire, mansion-owning Con-Dem ministers have deemed an estimated 660,000 council and Housing Association households that claim housing benefit to be ‘under-occupying’ their homes

Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny

Glasgow demonstration against the bedroom tax and austerity 30 March 2013, photo Jim Halfpenny


spotBedroom tax: Can’t pay – determined to stay!

International socialist news and analysis

spotFears of a nuclear conflict on the Korean peninsula increase

The escalation of fear and tension on the Korean peninsula, and far beyond, is not without justification, writes Clare Doyle

Socialist Party workplace news

spotPCS plans more action

Government refuses to talk: PCS members across the civil service followed their budget-day strike on 20 March with half-day strikes on 5 and 8 April…

PCS strike on budget day, 20 March 2013 with NSSN 24 hour general strike placard, photo Paul Mattsson

PCS strike on budget day, 20 March 2013 with NSSN 24 hour general strike placard, photo Paul Mattsson


spotPickets discuss coordinated strikes

At one o’clock on 5 April, members of the civil servants’ union PCS took a half day’s strike action as part of their campaign against the government’s austerity measures

spotFight the attacks on NHS working conditions

spotUnison NEC elections: Vote for a fighting democratic union

Vote for Socialist Party and United Left candidates.
Elections for Unison’s national executive (NEC) start on 22 April and run until 24 May.

spotPCS elections: vote Democracy Alliance/Left Unity

Socialist Party review

spotHillsborough – never forgotten

This BBC4 programme Hillsborough – Never Forgotten on 3 April was a powerful reminder of events leading up to the recent Independent Panel’s findings on the 1989 Hillsborough catastrophe

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