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The Socialist issue 966

11 October 2017

Nasty party out the Tories

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The Socialist issue 966

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotNasty party imploding…drive out the Tories

Theresa May’s 2017 Tory conference speech will go down as one of the funniest – or the most humiliating – depending on where your political loyalties lie, writes Paul Callanan, Socialist Party national committee.

spotMajor attacks ‘Universal Credit’, half a million more face poverty

spotIMF helps cause inequality it slams

spotNHS meltdown – fight the Tory cuts

spotHundreds of torture victims wrongly detained

Close detention centres now!

spotThem & Us

It’s one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including Lords’ expenses and young workers’ debt.


spotCatalonia: Workers can finish what Puigdemont won’t

While thousands amassed outside the Catalan parliament, Catalan president Puigdemont was asking inside for agreement to ‘suspend’ a declaration of independence

Black History Month 2017

spotThe fight against racial discrimination is tied to the fight to defeat capitalist austerity

On the morning of 10 October the Tory government announced it was launching a website to show the widespread racial inequality in Britain. To many this will seem like a sick Black History Month joke

Socialist Party workplace news

spotRoyal Mail workers fight court attempt to stop national strike

As we go to press, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) is in the High Court as Royal Mail management tries desperately to stop a 48-hour strike, starting at 11am on 19 October.

spotBoeing bust-up threatens thousands of skilled jobs

spotWho’s watching who?: The fight for justice, trade union and democratic rights

For almost 100 years a secret ban was operated to deny jobs to thousands of workers involved in trade union activity

spotWorkplace news in brief

Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles including BAE job cuts, PCS action and cinema strikes.

Housing crisis

spotHousing crisis: Corbyn’s positive measures blanked by Labour’s right

A standing ovation greeted Jeremy Corbin’s pledges on housing at Labour’s conference: to stop ‘social cleansing’ regeneration schemes and give residents a vote on regeneration proposals; to build more council homes and to control rents.

spotNo more fire deaths – ensure safety now!

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotDon’t wreck our rec! Campaigning to save green space in Standish

On the morning of 10 October the Tory government announced it was launching a website to show the widespread racial inequality in Britain. To many this will seem like a sick Black History Month joke.

spotCarlisle NHS campaigners hand in petition to MP

spotCardiff Socialist Students confront ‘Parasite’ Jacob Rees-Mogg

Jacob Rees-Mogg, aristocratic, misogynistic, homophobic, billionaire landlord and current pin-up boy of the Tory right, was invited to speak at a venue in Cardiff on 29 September.

spotManchester rally discussed unionisation and nationalisation

Crowds poured into Manchester Cathedral on 2 October to see the shadow chancellor John McDonnell at a free event.

spotJoin the Orgreave Halloween rally

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign has called for our supporters to gather in their hundreds this Halloween night (31 October) in Sheffield.

spotToo much to cross the Mersey

TUSC members and supporters in the borough of Halton in Cheshire are campaigning against the payment of tolls on the soon to be opened Mersey Gateway crossings

Comment and reviews

spotPoverty, repression and fightback on the docks

Biography: Harry Constable in his own words: This book is about Harry Constable, a leading activist in the struggle of the dock workers from before the war until the end of the 1950s

spotTheresa May, Frida Kahlo and turning women into wares

spotShocking insight into Isis

TV drama: The State: The brutal finale of the Channel 4 drama about Isis, ‘The State’, came as no surprise

spotThe Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist’s editors including NHS conferences, Procter and Gamble problems and Ryanair.


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