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The Socialist issue 766

22 May 2013

End this 'evil bedroom tax'

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The Socialist issue 766

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Fight the bedroom tax

spotEnd this ‘evil bedroom tax’

‘How can the person responsible for driving through this evil bedroom tax look at himself in the mirror every day?’, writes Tony Mulhearn, Liverpool Socialist Party.

Leeds anti-bedroom tax demonstration 21 April 2013, photo Mid Shelley

Leeds anti-bedroom tax demonstration 21 April 2013, photo Mid Shelley


spotAnti-bedroom tax federation launched in Merseyside

spotBedroom tax campaigning in Leytonstone, Birmingham and Newham

Diary of a bedroom tax campaigner: Ian Pattison, Waltham Forest Socialist Party and Waltham Forest Anti-Cuts Union describes a week of campaigning against the bedroom tax

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotTories in turmoil over Europe

The Tories are thrashing around in ever-deeper water on the issue of Europe. Over half of Tory backbenchers voted against the Queen’s speech – their own government’s legislative agenda

spotBig business tax avoidance scandal

Make the corporate fat cats pay! We’ve been robbed! Every day big corporations are stealing millions from us; millions that could be used to employ doctors and nurses, to build desperately needed houses and to reverse the massive cuts

We are the 99% - Take the wealth off the 1% Socialist Party placard, photo Paul Mattsson

We are the 99% – Take the wealth off the 1% Socialist Party placard, photo Paul Mattsson


spotAnother blow for workfare

spotNHS staff under the cuts cosh

The NHS is under the cosh, having been instructed by the government to make savings of £20 billion. This has driven a relentless assault upon the terms and conditions of thousands of employees

spotThem & Us

MPs’ pay rise: £65,738 a year basic salary just isn’t enough for our MPs. Not to mention their infamous expenses.

Socialist Party feature

spotFighting cuts in wales

Wales faces a bleak future on the basis of capitalism unless the working class can defend public services and the welfare state

Caerphilly march to save the A&E, photo Becky Davis

Caerphilly march to save the A&E, photo Becky Davis


International socialist news and analysis

spotSouth African economy: Mass sacking threat demands mass action

The Workers and Socialist Party (WASP) has denounced Amplats’ (Anglo American – the world’s largest platinum producer) cold-blooded plans to slash 6,000 jobs

spotSri Lanka: Isolate the murderous Rajapaksa regime

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotSouthampton TUSC rally

Labour non-answers show why real anti-cuts councillors are needed: ‘Can you guarantee that Sure Start, libraries and Woolston youth centre will still be open’? asked TUSC candidate Sue Atkins

Sue Atkins, Southampton council TUSC candidate, photo Southampton Socialist Party

Sue Atkins, Southampton council TUSC candidate, photo Southampton Socialist Party


spotAnti-blacklisting campaigner run over

George Tapp, who has stood as a TUSC candidate in council elections in Salford, has been hospitalised after being hit by a car while taking part in a protest against blacklisting

spotUniversity backs down: students and workers win!

spotSupport for Mid Yorkshire Health struggle in the Mirror

On 17 May, the Daily Mirror carried an excellent column by Paul Routledge about the important struggle taking place in Mid Yorkshire Health Trust.

Unison staff at Pinderfields hospital strike, photo Iain Dalton

Unison staff at Pinderfields hospital strike, photo Iain Dalton


spotStrike against legal aid cuts

A demonstration outside parliament is being held on 22 May against the Con-Dems’ proposals to further cut legal aid

spotMarch against the G8

At this year’s G8 summit in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland on 17-18 June, heads of the largest capitalist economies will discuss how they can further the interests of the super-rich, big business and the bankers.

spotLondon Socialist Party regional conference

Socialist Party workplace news

spotFighting back pays off: Thera East Midlands forced to make concessions

After very successful strike action, support workers employed by Thera East Midlands have won some important concessions

spotPOA conference – Prisons should not be run for profit

In May the prison officers’ union POA met for their national conference in Southport. POA is increasingly at the centre of the battle against austerity

spotSupport Carling brewery workers at Burton-on-Trent

spotSacked Tesco drivers on the march again

Sacked Tesco drivers, 18.5.13 , photo John Gill


spotPCS members fight Land Registry privatisation

spotFirefighters prepare for pensions battle

London firefighters rally against service cuts, photo by Ben Robinson

London firefighters rally against service cuts, photo by Ben Robinson


spotWorkplace news in brief

Readers’ comments

spotCuts kill: Con-Dem benefit ‘reforms’, mental health and suicide

Steven Bottrill, whose disabled mum Stephanie killed herself because of the bedroom tax, said: “Hopefully now someone will listen. Someone will realise what has gone on and change things”

 Hardest Hit Protest: Disabled people and their families protest in central London against government spending cuts, photo Paul Mattsson

Hardest Hit Protest: Disabled people and their families protest in central London against government spending cuts, photo Paul Mattsson


spotWhy I joined the socialists

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