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Think tanks says Tories are too soft on cutting welfare

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), or the military wing of the Daily Mail as it should be known, is pushing for jobseekers to do 30 hours of unpaid work a week, or lose their benefits. 

A death ray from the Walkie Talkie scorchie

The Walkie Talkie building’s concave structure focused the sun into a 50 centigrade solar “death ray” in central London last week. It melted the inside of a car—tragically a sports Jaguar. It happened due to cost cutting during construction. Architect Rafael Vinoly has form. 

Stop bloody Whaling!

Warship HMS Brilliant torpedoed whales in Margaret Thatcher’s 1982 war over the Falklands. 

Bettison's secret perks worth £70,000

Troublemaker’s favourite top cop Sir Norman Bettison just can’t stay away. 

Ethical Lib Dems offer a new way to sell arms

Vince Cable’s business department is finding new ways to flog arms around the world. 

Free massacre with every trip

The Sri Lankan army bathed the Jaffna region in blood as it overran the separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009. Its problem now is what to do with the vast territory it forcibly cleared. So the army has decided to fill it with tourists. 

Toff of the week: Lord Levy

Former chief fundraiser for Tony Blair

Curry favour with a two-step

A graduate has told of his “humiliation” after being forced to dance during a job interview at 

Falklands forces torpedoed whales

Navy used warship and helicopter to kill whales

Hands off my bonus, says fat cat boss wrecking Royal Mail

Troublemaker looks at an unhappy Royal Mail boss, Starbucks separation, students, holographic receptionists and Jamie Oliver

The Blair Rich Project which brings peace, love...and cash

Tony Blair's efforts to become even richer, and set up a political dynasty. Jack Straw's son and his dodgy support. Dodgy royal goings on.

Will egged Miliband survive silly season—or is he toast?

The August lull has always been traumatic for Britain’s political establishment. 

Tories in shock after finding that other Tories are racist

This week’s reminder that the Tories are racist was brought to us by Jacob Rees-Mogg. 

The new Lords are a leaping to the party donors’ tunes

You don’t have to give money to a political party to get into the House of Lords—but it helps.

Welby’s Wonga war gets the Bish bashed over dodgy dosh

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, wanted to bring the debt merchants into the temple. But it turned out they were already there.

Delight in newsrooms after parasites breed to deadline

Joy swept the nation as Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor and the millionaire commoner that is his wife fulfilled their destiny and bred. 

Tory plot for ‘new workers’ party’ aims to attack unions

An old joke went along the lines of a Tory MP saying, “My grandad knew a lot about mining—he owned loads of it.” 

MPs get another pay rise as the expenses keep rolling in

MPs were set to trouser an extra £10,000 of a pay rise on Thursday of this week. 

Cameron enjoyed apartheid while Mandela was in jail

David Cameron has said Nelson Mandela is his personal hero. But he didn’t always feel that way.

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