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14 May 2021

Starmer moves against Unite - No to the attack on Beckett

Howard Beckett, Unite assistant general secretary and Labour Party NEC member has - like Jeremy Corbyn and hundreds of others before him - been suspended from Labour

12 May 2021

Welsh Labour holds on to government but new crises loom

Welsh Labour has won the Welsh parliament election with increased votes and seats. Mark Drakeford's government benefited from the 'incumbency factor' and actually increased the party's seats in the

12 May 2021

Scotland: Pro-independence majority in highly polarised election

Following a highly polarised Scottish election, the Scottish National Party (SNP) will form the new government at Holyrood

9 May 2021

Hartlepool sums up Labour crisis

New workers' party urgently needed

The most important factor in the Tories' ephemeral electoral gains has been the collapse of Labour's vote in many areas, resulting in Tory victories on low turnouts. With a turnout of only 42%, the majority of workers in Hartlepool couldn't bring themselves to vote for any candidate.

5 May 2021

Fight the rotten establishment

TUSC banner on the May Day demo in Bristol, 1.5.21, photo by Roger Thomas


For workers threatened with 'fire and rehire', young people facing job losses, local communities fighting cuts in services, the choice on offer from the establishment parties during the elections has been woeful

5 May 2021

New law ignores economic barriers to escaping domestic abuse

The Domestic Abuse Act has become law. Violence against women and girls has been on the increase during the pandemic. Between March and June 2020, police recorded 206,492 domestic abuse offences - a 9%

5 May 2021

Cladding: Tories refuse to protect leaseholders again

Socialist Party member Paul Kershaw, chair of the Unite housing workers' branch, spoke to Ed Spencer

5 May 2021

Capitalist sleaze and cronyism

The latest round of scandals is meeting growing anger

5 May 2021

Can the 'Preston model' beat the cuts?

It is clear that we are at the start of a new period of austerity, where the ruling class will try and make ordinary people pay for the costs of the pandemic and for the crisis in the neoliberal capitalist system which has been fully exposed by the pandemic

5 May 2021

Hands off our NHS

The private sector vampires are sucking in NHS resources at an increasing rate. Over the last decade, more than 96 billion of health service funding has been handed over to non-NHS care providers, including

5 May 2021

Covid, capitalism and mental health

Covid poses the "greatest threat to mental health since the second world war", according to the president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

29 April 2021

Socialists and elections - a response to the SWP

An article by Philip Stott on the website of Socialist Party Scotland, on the TUSC challenge in the Scottish parliamentary elections on 6th May and the positions of the SWP and others on the left.

28 April 2021

What councils can do to protect the environment

Protecting the environment will be a key issue in the various election campaigns.

28 April 2021

Poverty increasing. Welfare state in crisis. Do we need a new Beveridge Report?

Many of the gains introduced by the post-war Labour government are long gone.

28 April 2021

39 'postmasters' cleared - now clear the rest

The judgment still leaves over 860 with false convictions.

28 April 2021

Vote TUSC to oppose sleazy capitalism

Tory ministers say they 'can't believe' that Johnson said 'let the bodies pile high in their thousands'. But his catastrophic approach to the pandemic makes it totally believable.

28 April 2021

Private sector is stealing the NHS

The private health sector is busy gobbling up NHS money and greedily seeking more. The privatisation of the NHS is gathering pace even though the private sector has failed to deliver on test and trace

28 April 2021

No trust in billionaire football owners - kick them out and reclaim the game

Super League defeated: Socialist Party members Lenny Shail, who is a Chelsea fan and was at the Stamford Bridge protest, and Leeds fan Ian Pattison said:

28 April 2021

Generation eviction

Only 2% of landlords who illegally evict tenants are prosecuted, according to Generation Rent, the private renters' campaign organisation.

21 April 2021

Capitalism discriminates against us - Disabled people fighting for our rights

"My experience has been a humiliating financial nightmare ...I first tried to claim disability benefits in the 1990s..."


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