Socialist Party, formerly Militant

SOCIALIST PARTY

Friday, June 21, 2024

The Socialist issue 1020

28 November 2018

End Tory misery - general election now!

PDF | Audio | 2018 Back issues


The Socialist issue 1020

Click image for PDF

What we think

spotEnd Tory misery – general election now!

No to May’s big business deal: For working-class people the Tories have always been toxic, but now they are also in utter disarray. For the capitalist class this is a foreboding crisis, with no clear way out.

spotFor a socialist alternative to the EU – mobilise to kick out the Tories!

On 11 December, after a five-day House of Commons debate, Theresa May’s Brexit deal will be put to a parliamentary vote.

International socialist news and analysis

spotEyewitness: French protesters seize streets against President Macron

Over the last weeks, France has witnessed widespread protest against neoliberal president Emmanuel Macron and his government. Close to 500,000 people blockaded roads and roundabouts on Saturday 17 November.

spotSan Francisco Bay Area’s toxic smoke crisis and capitalism’s mismanagement

‘It’s getting hard to breathe’: California is suffering a major environmental and health crisis that the authorities prepared no one for.

spotWorkers at the forefront of the new wave of protests in Iran

The Iranian economy is in freefall, and the Iranian working class is the main target of this slump. Prices of staples are increasing day by day.

News

spotHaringey ‘Corbyn council’: end the secrecy and confusion – lead a fight against the cuts

Haringey Labour Party members have been shocked and outraged by the announcement that their north London council is considering cuts of a further 10% in its budget

spotThe Tories’ letting fee ban is full of holes – we need rent controls and council homes!

The Tories have recently announced a bill to end letting agency fees, as well as capping deposits at a maximum of six weeks’ rent.

Workplace

spotPCS Left Unity election: All votes should count

The voting for the PCS Left Unity elections closed on 23 November. These results determine the Left Unity slate in next year’s PCS civil servant’s trade union elections for assistant general secretary (AGS) and national executive committee as well as leading positions in Left Unity itself.

spotCammell Laird shipbuilding workers strike against job cuts on merseyside

26 November was the first day of rolling strikes by ship-building workers at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, Merseyside, bringing the yard to a halt.

spotCollege lecturers in Wales strike against low pay and workload

Lecturers across Wales will be taking strike action over pay and workload on 4 and 13-14 December. This follows the fantastic ballot result of University and College Union (UCU) members who voted overwhelmingly to strike.

spotBlack Friday day of action against Amazon

Representatives from the GMB trade union, along with Swansea Trade Union Council and Swansea Socialist Party gathered at the entrance of the Amazon warehouse in Swansea at 7am on 23 November.

Environment

spotWe need system change to halt climate change

Was there ever a starker example of the destructive and unplanned nature of capitalism than the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings?

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotIslwyn Labour Party calls for council no-cuts budget

Islwyn Constituency Labour Party (CLP) has demanded Labour-led Caerphilly Council pass a no-cuts budget.

spotScrap the Tories’ Universal Credit now!

New Tory Department for Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, of Windrush-scandal notoriety, hailed Universal Credit (UC) as a “tremendous force for good”. It’s been so good that in her constituency, food bank use went up by 87% in Hastings in the year following UC roll-out.

spotReclaim the Night marches condemn violence against women

Led by drumming-band Bangshees, Newcastle’s Reclaim the Night demo attracted lots of attention and support particularly from young working-class women who stopped to take videos.

spotKing George A&E faces closure again

King George Hospital A&E remains under threat. That’s the warning from a march and rally on 26 November.

spotSouthampton: Join the pledge to resist cuts

We’ve had a busy week in Southampton! 100 staff and others packed into Valentine Primary School hall for a National Education Union (NEU) meeting on 20 November.

spot“Horrendous” – Bristol’s privatised buses

Bristol Socialist Party member Frankie Langeland called a protest after late and cancelled buses repeatedly made her seven-month-old baby miss bedtimes and even forced her to breastfeed by the side of the road.

spotNat West’s benefit-claimant eviction policy

Nat West bank made an ultimatum to a Belfast landlord seeking to remortgage their buy-to-let flat – either evict your vulnerable older tenant or seek a mortgage elsewhere.

Opinion

spotWonderful socialist play finds Edwardian poverty not in past

spotEnd “poverty, ill health and despair”:a benefits adviser speaks out against the cuts

spotTrump is capricious and dangerous – but is he really in charge?

Non-fiction: Fear – Trump in the White House: ‘Fear: Trump in the White House’ by Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward is based on ‘inside source’ material – secret interviews with some of Trump’s closest advisers and staff

13,664FansLike
1,646FollowersFollow
16,541FollowersFollow
4,006SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Posts