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2 September 2020

Welfare after Covid-19

Between February and June 2020 the number of claims for Universal Credit doubled

2 September 2020

Fight racism, Trump and capitalism

Angry young people poured onto the streets of US cities following the police shooting of unarmed black man Jacob Blake in Wisconsin

2 September 2020

Tory schools chaos - Unions must fight for safety

Schools and colleges have returned with bulging classrooms of over 30 and packed corridors of 100 students, just separated with yellow tape.

2 September 2020

News in brief

Even before Covid-19, poorer secondary school students were the equivalent of 18 months' learning behind better-off students

2 September 2020

Eviction ban extension not enough: make it longer, forgive the arrears!

At the last minute, on 22 August, the government announced the eviction ban would continue for another four weeks, along with a temporary extension of the notice period to six months

2 September 2020

Capitalism cause of disproportionate disabled deaths and isolation

Covid-19 has disproportionately hit disabled people. This is one of the effects of capitalist society, which is disabling, and puts profit before lives, including of the people it disables.

2 September 2020

Don't blame asylum seekers for Tory cuts

The plight of refugees was grimly highlighted by the Channel death of a Sudanese migrant

19 August 2020

NHS pay: unions must take fight to U-turn Tories

If the pandemic increased public appreciation of the NHS, the government has delivered a kick in the teeth

19 August 2020

Tory planning deregulation: a charter for building profitable slums

Under the slogan 'build, build, build', the Tories have announced that the old system of urban planning is to be scrapped

19 August 2020

Tory track and trace failure

After wasting months, with Covid cases rising in more areas, the government has been forced to partly retreat from its failing centralised and privately run Track and Trace scheme in England

19 August 2020

September school return must be safe for all workers and students

After six months the Tory government has still not been able to provide an efficient and smooth-running test, track, trace and isolation system for Covid-19 cases in all localities

19 August 2020

"As a working-class student, I already faced struggles"

While A-level students were dealing with downgrading, I and many of my peers were yet to even receive our BTEC grades

19 August 2020

Student protests force government retreat

Reports from just some of the campaign actions which the Socialist Party and Young Socialists took part in...

19 August 2020

Students 2 : 0 Tories - Protests work!

The anger of school students has forced a humiliating double U-turn over A-level and GCSE grade moderation. Now fight for a decent future for all young people!

5 August 2020

Tories' obesity plans - blaming individuals not the profit system

First, the elderly were told to shield from Covid-19. Then, statistics revealed a disproportionate number of people from ethnic minorities were dying from the virus. Now, obesity is being linked to a serious risk of fatality from the virus.

5 August 2020

Capitalism's 'vaccine war' shows need for socialist cooperation

Covid-19 can travel round the world at jet speed. No one can feel secure without global action. Yet despite gushing words from government leaders about international cooperation on research and development, a 'vaccine war' is developing.

5 August 2020

Labour payouts: unions must discuss political representation

Unite leader Len McCluskey rightly said Labour's leaders misused union members' money

5 August 2020

NHS pay: 15% for all now


NHS staff remain in the middle of a gruelling battle against Covid-19, and are facing a second wave, yet many still have to struggle to afford the basics.
A national day of action on pay is taking place on 8 August.

5 August 2020

From first wave to second? Capitalism's Covid failures

Boris Johnson's easing of lockdown appears to have hit its limits. Where now?

5 August 2020

What would socialist universities look like?

Record numbers of 18-year-olds in the UK have applied to go to university this September. Applications are up 1.6% for UK students and 10% for international students.


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