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Tories float massive cuts and renewed austerity to bail out the bosses

Tories float massive cuts and renewed austerity to bail out the bosses The Tories have their sights on making ordinary people pay for the Covid-19 crisis.

Homeless people charged for not going home

Homeless people charged for not going home Homeless people are being arrested and charged under coronavirus legislation.

Union slams deadly fire failings and cuts

Union slams deadly  fire failings and cuts Firefighters have attacked the government and building owners as a parliamentary committee’s cladding survey highlighted widespread safety failings.

Food poverty is hitting millions during lockdown

Food poverty is hitting millions during lockdown Millions of people in Britain are going hungry during the coronavirus crisis, according to new research.

Tories’ failure to test for virus will cost more lives

Tories’ failure to test for virus will cost more lives The Tories are trying to hide their responsibility for the coronavirus crisis as the number of patients rises by 1,000 a day.

Poor quality food sent to children on free meals

Poor quality food sent to children on free meals Children on free school meals are being sent food packages that will leave them hungry

Tories abandon homeless people despite promises to give shelter

30 March 2020
Conflicting advice from the Tory government is resulting in homeless people being at heightened risk of contracting coronavirus.

Luxury furniture delivery firm claims its staff are ‘key workers’

28 March 2020
 A logistics company that delivers luxury furniture for Marks and Spencer made call centre workers come in claiming they were “critical” to tackling coronavirus.

The ‘national interest’ is not the interest of workers

22 March 2020
During times of turmoil, the ruling class will tell us to come together. Behind this is the drive to keep making profits writes Nick Clark

Resist council cuts

10 March 2020
Ahead of the Tory budget announcement, campaigners have warned that new rules for councils in England threaten early years and special needs education.

Court challenge to Universal Credit childcare cost rules to go ahead

10 March 2020
A woman has been given the go-ahead to take the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to court over Universal Credit (UC) rules.

Tory budget will double down on horror for ordinary people

10 March 2020
New chancellor Rishi Sunak may promise the end of austerity, but the cabinet isn’t interested in reversing a decade of cuts, benefit freezes and privatisation, argues?Sophie Squire

What comes next for the left after Corbyn?

10 February 2020
Activists gathered in London last week to debate why Labour lost last year’s general election, and where now for the left after the end of Corbynism

Further austerity on the way

04 February 2020
Boris Johnson has ordered cuts of at least 5 percent to every government department. His call comes ahead of the budget on 11 March.

No-cuts pledge from Liverpool mayor reopens debates for Labour

04 February 2020
A Labour Party mayor has said his council will refuse to implement any more cuts—raising the prospect of a fight with the Tory government.

The woman who is taking Universal Credit to court

04 February 2020
Hated benefits rules left Nichola Salvato in debt over childcare costs. Now, reports Sadie Robinson, she’s on a legal crusade to have them overturned

Seriously ill patients stranded in A&E wards

21 January 2020
A decade of Tory cuts has the NHS at breaking point—with patients stuck in ambulances and emergency wards, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

True horror of housing benefits in Tory Britain

14 January 2020
Hundreds of people are being driven into homelessness by errors in housing benefits appeals and overpayments.

Children at risk because of care crisis

14 January 2020
The Children’s Commissioner has warned that social care is “in crisis” after new figures showed the number of children in care has reached a ten-year high.

Cruel Tory policies mean more homeless people die

26 November 2019
While Boris Johnson speaks of a “one nation” Britain, at least five homeless people have died in the last few weeks.

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