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The Socialist issue 1031

27 February 2019

Kick out austerity politicians

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The Socialist issue 1031

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What we think

spotHonda closure threatened

Corbyn must expose the Independent Group and the neoliberal nature of the EU – while fighting for what’s needed to save jobs

spotFrom anger to action to save Honda plant

Unite the Union needs to put its national resources behind this fight, linking with the local shop stewards and mobilising the entire community and labour movement

Socialist Party feature

spotDefending the city that dared to fight

Peter Taaffe responds to the Guardian’s Hannah Jane Parkinson on the record of Liverpool City Council and the Militant Tendency in the 1980s.

Council cuts

spotKirklees: Labour and Green councillors refuse to fight the cuts

At the time of its last accounts in April, Kirklees had useable reserves of £185 million

spotLeicester: cuts passed in record time – use the £100m reserves!

Leicester Socialist Party is contesting May’s elections on a platform of using the reserves to set a legal no-cuts budget

spotWorcestershire: save the nine libraries

The local library in St Johns, Worcester, is under threat of job losses, shorter hours and possible closure, along with another eight across Worcestershire

Socialist Party news and analysis

spotKick out austerity politicians

Tories, Blairites, Independents: The MPs who resigned from Labour aren’t the only politicians who have, in Corbyn’s words, “no problem with austerity”

spotSocialist change, not climate change!

Young people realise that this capitalist hoarding and reckless disregard for the planet cannot last

spotTory education ‘reforms’

The recent indicative strike ballot by the National Education Union should prepare the ground for a serious confrontation with the government

spotBlairite traitor Ian Austin – byelection now!

Austin should never have been allowed to leave Labour’s ranks at a time of his choosing – he should have faced having the whip withdrawn

spotCuts councils massage homelessness figures

How should councils deal with the deepening housing crisis and the homelessness and desperation it creates?

spotUS: “Launch a mass, working-class fightback”

Seattle Socialist councillor Kshama Sawant: Working-class people need our own party, independent of corporate money and power, that fights alongside us rather than against us

Workplace news and analysis

spotSupermarket giants merger: protect jobs and fight price hikes

For democratic public ownership: There should be joint meetings between Usdaw, Unite and GMB shop stewards for a joint campaign to improve wages and conditions

spotBirmingham Bin workers and home carers strike on same day

The workers’ mood is high and determined for victory

spotUniversity and College Union: anti-union laws frustrate strike ballot again

We cannot be discouraged, but should continue to put forward local demands

spotManchester posties strike against bullying

The company “needs to realise that it will be easier to replace the small management ‘regime’ than it will be to replace the entire workforce”

spotLiverpool Women’s Hospital

Outsourced workers at Liverpool Women’s Hospital were on strike on 25 February because they’re paid less by their private company OCS than staff working directly for the NHS

spotPCS union: help us win the elections and pay campaign

We must unite to maximise the vote for the whole Left Unity slate in the elections which start on 16 April, and secure a threshold-busting vote in the pay ballot

spotSouth East Unison annual general meeting votes for no-cuts budgets

A motion calling on all councils to pass no-cuts budgets should be on the agenda at the conference of public service union Unison

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotE-subscribe to the Socialist today!

The Socialist Party is launching an e-reader version of the Socialist newspaper

spotTommy Robinson BBC demo: socialist fightback needed to undermine far right

In the vacuum left by Corbyn and the union leaders failing to lead a fight to end Tory and Blairite austerity, the far right is trying to regroup

spotNottingham Labour Corbyn rally

This is no time for timidity – but there was no call from the platform for mandatory reselection to boot out the rest of the Blairites

spotPCS union branch opposes cuts to women’s services

These union members work with people escaping domestic violence – they can see austerity and government policy have put women in a worse position

spotInternational Women’s Day meetings and other events

spotFive years on – and still no justice for Zane

Like Hillsborough, the campaign for truth and justice for Zane Gbangbola is proving to be a long haul


spotNon-fiction: ‘Unhealthy Profits: PFI in the NHS’

This is a useful book for any trade unionist fighting the consequences of their own local PFI scheme

spotArt exhibition: ‘Unobtania’ by Peter Robson

“Imaginative and powerful”

spotThe Socialist inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist’s editors. Climate strikes; Independent Group


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