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The Socialist issue 873

7 October 2015

Kick out the Tories!

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The Socialist issue 873

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spot‘No time to lose’ to organise against austerity

Right wing step up campaign against Corbyn: There is a concerted attempt by Labour’s right, cheered on by the poisonous capitalist media, to completely undermine the effects of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership victory and what it represents.

spotKick out the Tories!

The Tories call themselves the “workers’ party” while desecrating jobs. Let’s put them out of work.

spotBack our doctors and nurses

Jeremy Hunt, the hated Tory health secretary, is under attack from the medical profession. He plans to exhaust and demoralise junior doctors with “unsafe and unfair” contract changes. Meanwhile, a survey says around half of nurses are considering quitting. And the government plans to make trainee nurses pay to work!

spotNHS cutters pay doctors not to refer sick patients to hospitals

General practitioners (GPs) are being paid to reduce referrals to hospital in some areas.

spotTories: let pensioners freeze to death, they can’t vote us out then

Smug Tories discussed letting pensioners die of cold to save cash at their Manchester conference.

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. #PrivetDrive housing outrage, Tory online democracy hypocrisy, Cameron’s Jamaican jail insult.

Socialist Party feature

spotThe housing crisis – a crisis of the profit system

The ever-dwindling numbers of affordable homes to buy or rent is behind the deepening housing crisis in the UK.

International socialist news and analysis


Catalan elections on 27 September revealed a society virtually split down the middle on the question of independence from the Spanish state.

spotInternational news in brief

Short stories on workers’ struggles around the world. Refugee solidarity in Austria and Greece, water protests in Brazil.

Workplace news and analysis

spotEmotional and inspiring strikers secure victory

At a packed PCS union meeting, National Gallery strikers unanimously voted to back a deal

spotJunior doctors campaign

As we go to press nearly 90,000 people have signed an online petition supporting industrial action by the British Medical Association, which is balloting junior doctors over changes to their contracts.

spotRMT president election: back Sean Hoyle

In this year’s election, Portsmouth RMT member and TUSC supporter Sean Hoyle has emerged as the strongest left candidate, receiving 37 branch nominations, making him best placed to continue building a fighting, democratic, socialist trade union.

spotSteely anger in Redcar as plant is mothballed

The last steel plant on Teesside, the second largest in Europe, is to be mothballed resulting in the loss of up 2,200 jobs.

spotNo wage cuts! Fund equal pay in Derby

After years of failing to pay women equally, Derby City Labour council’s pay review will see many women and some male council workers lose thousands of pounds from their annual pay.

spotWorkplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Traffic wardens’ sick pay, victimised CWU rep John Vasey, ‘Kill the Bill’ lobby, junior doctors protest.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spot100,000 march against Tory cuts

100,000 people and thousands of pig-themed objects marched through Manchester on Sunday 4 October to demonstrate against Tory party conference.

spotKick out the Tory entryists

Jeremy must give genuine socialists in the Labour Party the mechanisms to kick the Tory entryists out once and for all!

spotAnger after violent youth deaths in south London

Hundreds of angry residents packed into the Honor Oak Community Centre on 1 October to discuss the recent violent deaths of two teenagers on the Turnham estate in Lewisham, south London.

spotEnthusiasm for socialism at freshers fairs

Inspired by Jeremy Corbyn, students have rallied to Socialist Students at freshers’ fairs.

spotLeeds to get ‘ethical’ letting agency

The council intends to create a service for “property owners who have only one property”. While this would be a step forward, it is quite a limited letting service.

spotCuts to school crossing supervision in Derbyshire

Labour-controlled Derbyshire County Council has failed its first post-Corbyn test. Despite the council leader publicly declaring her support for Corbyn, the council voted to back its decision to decimate its school crossing patrol service, part of a £157 million cuts onslaught.


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