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19 February 2020

Cuts and climate change cause floods

Two storms in a week brought some of the worst floods in living memory, killing at least five people and damaging thousands of homes.
Big business didn't send the rain. But the distorted priorities of the profit-obsessed capitalist system are to blame for the misery that ordinary people must endure because of it.

19 February 2020

Javid's departure foreshadows deeper Tory divisions

Boris Johnson's "peoples' government" lasted as long as his first cabinet reshuffle

19 February 2020

Labour Party and trans rights

The Labour Campaign for Trans Rights has intervened in the party's leadership contest, calling on candidates to back its 12-point pledge

12 February 2020

Streatham attack: Johnson's bill can't stop terror

"It's only February and this has already happened." The response from Becky Smyths, a resident of Streatham where terrorist stabbings took place on 2 February.

12 February 2020

How to resist Tory attacks on local communities

One of the reasons why Labour lost seats in the North and Midlands in the general election was because Labour councils have carried out ten years of Tory government cuts.

12 February 2020

Trade unions - new decade, new challenges

The unions and their members are facing serious challenges - not least a Boris Johnson-led Tory government with a working majority.

12 February 2020

Council houses - not private property developers

To the big number of Londoners forced to fight to save their homes and their local environment from private property developers, London mayor Sadiq Khan's 'London Plan' is notorious.

12 February 2020

Cuts councillors are the real problem

The attention-seeking, right-wing Labour leader of Newcastle City Council, Nick Forbes, described by the Guardian as "the leader of Labour's 6,600-strong army of councillors", has attacked Corbyn for being out of touch with Labour voters and disregarding local councillors' experiences.

12 February 2020

NHS debt so high it can't be repaid - so don't pay it!

Cuts and privatisation mean NHS trusts now have debts so high they might never be repaid, according to the National Audit Office (NAO).

12 February 2020

Unnecessary surgery scandal shows need for democratic control of NHS

It is shocking that a doctor, breast surgeon Ian Paterson, subjected more than 1,000 patients, mainly women, to unnecessary and damaging operations over 14 years.

12 February 2020

NHS: Fight for full funding!

The working class of Rhondda Cynon Taff will be on the march on Saturday 15 February to stop the closure or partial closure of their A&E department in Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Hundreds have attended meetings and lobbies across the area.

12 February 2020

What We Heard

Will capitalism save the planet? "The reality is that the big companies rule the roost, and they're only interested in short-term profit," replied the Socialist Party's Martin Powell-Davies on BBC1's 'The Big Questions' on 9 February.

12 February 2020

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich and another for us.

12 February 2020

Windrush deportations: end the hostile environment

Two years after the Windrush scandal, the Home Office has operated a charter flight to Jamaica forcibly deporting Jamaican-born British citizens. Tragically, this will tear many families apart.

5 February 2020

Refuges turn away 64% of women - set no-cuts budgets now!

The number of refuge bed spaces in England is now 30% below the number recommended.

5 February 2020

Labour leadership contest and public ownership

A debate, of sorts, is opening up on nationalisation in the Labour leadership election.

5 February 2020

Coronavirus exposes capitalism's weaknesses in healthcare and economy

Tragedies like the deaths from novel coronavirus, are never just 'natural disasters'.

5 February 2020

Expensive, overcrowded and unreliable: Renationalise the railways!

The Socialist warned that a privatised rail service would fail, be run for profit, fares would increase, safety compromised and investment fall.

5 February 2020

6.5 million working poor: Fight to end low pay



There are now 6.5 million workers in the UK who are part of the "working poor."
There are now more people who are both working and in poverty than people who are officially unemployed.

5 February 2020

'Post-Brexit' era of crisis ahead

Brexit Day has been and gone. Now Johnson is promising the "dawn of a new era".


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