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The Socialist issue 765

15 May 2013

Axe the killer tax

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The Socialist issue 765

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Fight the bedroom tax

spotAxe the killer tax: End the bedroom tax now

The death of Stephanie Bottrill, who couldn’t afford the bedroom tax, is a tragedy made in Westminster by a government that wants to make working class people pay for the economic crisis

On the march in Bootle against the Bedroom Tax, May 2013, photo  Socialist Party

On the march in Bootle against the Bedroom Tax, May 2013, photo Socialist Party


spotBedroom tax non-implementation

Only mass action can defeat it: Some disabled workers have raised the idea of urging civil servants and local authority workers to refuse to participate in administering these new laws

Axe the killer tax - end the bedroom tax now, photo  Socialist Party

Axe the killer tax – end the bedroom tax now, photo Socialist Party


Socialist Party news and analysis

spotGive us jobs, not Tory lies

We’ve been hearing this rubbish for years – British workers are lazy – and now Eton-educated Tory London mayor Boris ‘the bankers’ friend’ Johnson has stepped in, accusing British workers of sloth

Youth Fight for Jobs Workfare protest Feb 2012, photo Senan

Youth Fight for Jobs Workfare protest Feb 2012, photo Senan


spotStop the health cuts!

Trade union-led national action on NHS needed now: The chair of the NHS regulator has warned that pressure on A&E units is “out of control… [and] totally unsustainable”

Unison staff at Pinderfields hospital strike, photo Iain Dalton

Unison staff at Pinderfields hospital strike, photo Iain Dalton


spotFat cat tax-dodging: 200 lorry loads of lolly!

Con-Dems benefit fact fraud - tax, avoided, evaded and uncollected, photo  Socialist Party

Con-Dems benefit fact fraud – tax, avoided, evaded and uncollected, photo Socialist Party


spotCon-Dems’ benefit fact fraud

A survey carried out by the TUC earlier this year revealed that people believe, on average, that 27% of the welfare budget is claimed fraudulently, writes Ben Golightly.

spotThem & Us

International socialist news and analysis

spotJapan’s ‘Abenomics’

Capitalist crisis: ‘Desperate times call for desperate measures’: On 4 April the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, took the world of finance completely by surprise when he launched an unprecedented stimulus package cash injection

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotTUSC builds support in Leicester byelection

After more than a month’s dedicated campaigning for TUSC, the Abbey ward byelection in Leicester was held on 9 May, writes Tessa Warrington, Leicester Abbey ward byelection TUSC candidate.

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)


spotSwansea’s food bank for students

spotBritish government supports murderous Sri Lankan regime

spotSocialist Party meeting against cuts

Socialist Party workplace news

spotGloves off in Mid Yorks hospital battle

As the government continues to do all it can to dismantle and privatise the NHS, workers’ pay and conditions are under constant threat, writes Adrian O’Malley

Unison staff at Pinderfields hospital strike, photo Iain Dalton

Unison staff at Pinderfields hospital strike, photo Iain Dalton


spotBrighton bin workers fight pay cuts – this time from the Greens

Widespread support for the Brighton bin workers shown on some bins in the area, photo Support Brighton Council workers Facebook page

Widespread support for the Brighton bin workers shown on some bins in the area, photo Support Brighton Council workers Facebook page


spotWales TUC: no fight against austerity

spotUnison leader ‘gets it wrong’ over action on pay

Unison health workers in Mid Yorks on strike, photo by Iain Dalton

Unison health workers in Mid Yorks on strike, photo by Iain Dalton


spotPCS conference 20-23 May

Campaigning works – Action gets results: The re-election of the Democracy Alliance national executive committee is a real blow to the government’s attempt to break PCS members’ resolve, writes John McInally

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

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


spotOne Housing

spotWorkplace news in brief

Reader’s comment

spotLetter to the Tories who tell me to ‘work hard and strive’

My five brothers and sisters and I worked harder in our first 16 years of life than you have your whole life through, writes Teresa Stuart to the Tory government

Socialist history

spotWhen mass action defeated Thatcher’s poll tax

Launching the battle in Scotland: Margaret Thatcher was dubbed the Iron Lady. She wore this description with pride as, like her successors today, she ruthlessly tried to solve British capitalism’s difficulties by launching brutal attacks…

Marching against Thatcher's Poll Tax, photo Dave Sinclair

Marching against Thatcher’s Poll Tax, photo Dave Sinclair


spotYeadon Mill strike 1913

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