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25 April 2018

RMT Labour Party affiliation debate - where do socialists stand?

Dialogue with the Labour Party is welcome, but it must be honest. Unfortunately, many of the replies to the RMT's questions dress up the reality of the position, and are sometimes completely misleading

25 April 2018

Windrush scandal: Tories and Blairites must go

Windrush workers who became pillars of public services now find themselves denied access to the NHS, sacked from jobs they've held for a lifetime, detained for undefined periods, and some even deported

25 April 2018

Tories out!

Vote against austerity, privatisation and racism: vote TUSC! Act against the Blairite saboteurs! For eight years Tory-led governments have tried to create a 'hostile environment' for all working class people

18 April 2018

Enoch Powell's racist 'Rivers of Blood' rant 50 years on

Tory MP Enoch Powell made his infamous 'Rivers of Blood' racist rant 50 years ago - we say the struggle against racism must also be the struggle for socialism

18 April 2018

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another for the rest of us. World's first billionaire; banker frets about Marx; paupers' funerals; fake apprenticeships

18 April 2018

Billions for the bosses, benefit cuts for us

Capitalist wealth distribution is now at its most unequal and set to widen further

18 April 2018

1,400 beds empty as patients lay in corridors: health unions must act now

1,429 beds are now in 82 'ghost wards' - unusable despite overcrowding in hospitals over the winter crisis

18 April 2018

Young people need homes

Vote TUSC to fight youth homelessness and the housing crisis:
Youth homelessness is on the rise - the housing crisis and delays in benefit payments are major factors

18 April 2018

For a fighting, democratic Labour Party

The Socialist Party has written to the new left Labour Party general secretary, to discuss the Socialist Party's right to affiliate to Labour

11 April 2018

A socialist approach to Corbyn and a customs union

Pete Watson, from Nottingham Socialist Party branch, takes up some of the issues raised in the editorials of issues 984 and 985 of the Socialist, which commented on Jeremy Corbyn's February speech on Brexit. Pete's points are followed by a reply from Socialist Party executive committee member Judy Beishon.

11 April 2018

Child poverty to hit 5m by 2021 - strikes can stop the cuts

"My children have grey skin, poor teeth, poor hair, poor nails. They are thinner... when you see them with children of the same age who are from an affluent area, they just look tiny."

11 April 2018

Gender pay gap figures show need for trade union action

Figures released by 10,000 large companies reveal what most of us already knew: there is a huge gender pay gap in Britain. The median across the firms is 9.8% - but some had gaps of over 70%

10 April 2018

Alienation and austerity behind London deaths - fight for socialism

Grief, anger and fear. These have been the dominant feelings in many working class communities, especially in London, following the deaths of a number of young people

4 April 2018

Fight the Tory enemy

Tories out!

Why isn't the scandal of children going hungry on every front page, rather than the false antisemitism claims of the politicians responsible for it? End austerity - challenge racism - defend Corbyn - stand firm against the Blairites

4 April 2018

Northern Ireland: peace process on the brink

20 years since the Good Friday Agreement: The establishment's narrative is that the 1998 agreement brought to an end a seemingly irrational tribal war - but this obscures Northern Ireland's class struggles and ongoing sectarian deadlock

4 April 2018

Right-wing Vote Leave campaign may have broken spending laws

Fight for a socialist, internationalist Brexit: The allegations emphasise that in Brexit, as in all things, workers have nothing in common with the bosses and their politicians

4 April 2018

Retail crunch: even giants not immune as 21,000 jobs disappear

Fight for living wages and public ownership: A recovery in the retail sector requires a recovery in the pockets of ordinary workers

4 April 2018

End the housing crisis! We can't wait till 2022!

Labour councils must act now: We need council candidates in May who will fight the crisis

28 March 2018

Grenfell: survivors not rehoused, inquiry not independent, blocks not safe

The government has admitted that 82 households are still in temporary accommodation following the Grenfell Tower fire and not all will be in permanent accommodation by June, the first anniversary, writes Paul Kershaw, chair, Unite union housing workers branch.

27 March 2018

Antisemitism slurs: latest attempt to derail Corbynism

Jeremy Corbyn resoundingly won the second leadership contest the Blairites forced on him in 2016 but they go on looking for every opportunity to undermine, damage and remove him.


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