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10 January 2018

Bigot Toby Young quits - now scrap the new uni regulator driving privatisation

Bigoted Tory journalist Toby Young has resigned from the board of the government's new universities regulator, the Office for Students (OfS).

10 January 2018

Them & Us

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

10 January 2018

Teacher recruitment falls by a third - cut workload, not funding

Teachers throughout the country reacted with shock to the news that the number applying to train as teachers has dropped by 33%, according to Ucas figures. This is the fifth year the government has failed to meet its recruitment targets, and the largest drop for many years.

3 January 2018

Fire service victory

At the North Yorkshire Fire Authority meeting on 13 December, the decision was taken unanimously to reverse the decision made three years ago to reduce crewing of 'tactical response vehicles' (TRVs) to just three firefighters.

3 January 2018

Rail: fares up, bosses' pay up - delays and cancellations up

Nationalise rail now!: Rail companies are ringing in the new year by inflicting yet more misery on long-suffering commuters.

3 January 2018

Mobilise against rip-off executive pay

Higher education: In the new year honours, five 'fat cat' current and former vice-chancellors were rewarded for their 'services to education'

3 January 2018

NHS in winter crisis as Branson creams off 1bn

The NHS winter crisis has become an established part of the calendar, both predictable and predicted.

3 January 2018

Thousands live in tents and sheds - seize empty homes

Over 60,000 homes in England and Wales have been vacant for more than two years. At the same time, 9,100 people live in tents. And in London alone around 9,000 'beds in sheds' fill secret slums.

3 January 2018

Widening wealth gap, increase in poverty...make the fat cats pay

Don't put the party poppers away just yet. There's one last thing to celebrate. Fat Cat Thursday! Well, it's not exactly a celebration if you're working class. In fact its only the super-rich who actually enjoy the event.

1 January 2018

2018: more upheavals loom



The capitalist press regales us daily with a blizzard of facts which unconsciously indict their profit-driven system and their callous political representatives, the Tory government of Theresa May.

13 December 2017

Save our NHS



Underfunded, understaffed, under attack:
It's the NHS workers and patients who bear the brunt of the inevitable winter pressures - combined with underfunding, understaffing, low pay and low morale.

13 December 2017

Labour 'purge' furore really just democracy

Labour's "moderates" are being forced out. "An atmosphere of intimidation" has been created. "Bullying campaigns" are being organised. These are just a few examples of the capitalist media's recent 'reporting'

13 December 2017

Brexit deal no solution to Tory rifts

For a while Theresa May's divided government seemed unable even to obtain a deal on the 'first stage' of Brexit negotiations

13 December 2017

Two in five 'right to buy' homes now for let

Scrap Thatcher's right to buy: Over 40% of ex-council houses sold under Thatcher's 'right to buy' scheme are now part of the private rental sector, according to Inside Housing.

13 December 2017

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including live reindeer and lumps of coal.

13 December 2017

Uni market 'failure', two-year degrees - end cuts, scrap fees!

Less than a third of higher education students think their course offers value for money according to the National Audit Office. Its chief says universities would be accused of "mis-selling" if they were banks. This comes as no surprise!

13 December 2017

Retail sector crunch: nationalise to save jobs

Toys R Us plans to close a third of its stores. Asda wants to downgrade hundreds of shopfloor supervisors. Britain's largest tobacco distributor Palmer & Harvey has gone into administration.

8 December 2017

Local government pay: fight for the 5% claim, fully funded

Over a million council and school workers have been waiting to see if there would be any relief from their constant falling living standards as they have watched their pay fall by 21% in real terms since 2010.

6 December 2017

Corbyn's Labour can defeat Tories with socialist programme

Editorial of the Socialist: Labour's poll lead is narrow as Corbyn attacks the banks and a national demo is called for May - what now?

6 December 2017

Branson sues NHS: kick out the profiteers

The NHS has paid an unknown amount to Virgin after Richard Branson lost a bid to outsource Surrey health services


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