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Osborne cuts £950 a year from the poorest families in Britain

11 December 2012
Tory chancellor George Osborne admitted on Wednesday of last week that his economic plan isn’t working—even on its own terms.

Underemployment: the struggling workers hidden by jobs figures

04 December 2012
Over three million people work- ing in Britain are struggling to survive on the pay they receive each month—and want to work more hours than they can get. That’s the finding of a new report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

No pain for the richest in Osborne's unequal Britain

04 December 2012
George Osborne’s economic plans have left the economy tanking and the welfare state damaged. His autumn statement comes as inequality in Britain looms large.

France: Rural guerrilla warfare divides the government

04 December 2012
François Hollande of France’s Socialist Party (similar to Britain’s Labour Party) was elected president in May. Now his ratings are down to 36 percent—a record low for a new president.

Thousands of civil service workers walk out in strikes and protests

04 December 2012
Over 8,000 workers in the Department for Transport struck across Britain on Friday of last week against job losses and office closures.

Reports round-up

27 November 2012
New strike at British Museum PCS and Unite union members at the British Museum were set to strike together on Thursday this week from 4pm against the outsourcing of their jobs. This follows two previous strikes. Supporters can visit picket lines from 4pm onwards.

Train cleaners coordinate disputes against poverty pay

27 November 2012
Train cleaners across Britain were set to strike this week against poverty pay and poor conditions.

Thousands of students march in London against education cuts

21 November 2012
Thousands of students marched in central London today, Wednesday, to protest against the coalition attacks on education. The demonstration, which began at Temple, saw students from across Britain take apart.

Workers protest in Britain to support strikes in Europe

20 November 2012
Over 300 people protested outside the European Commission in London on Wednesday of last week in solidarity with the strikes in Europe.

Trade union protests in Britain in solidarity with European strikers

14 November 2012
Over 300 people protested outside the European Commission in London this evening in solidarity with the strikes across Europe.

Secret State: political thriller that is neither thrilling nor political

13 November 2012
The promotion for Channel 4’s Secret State makes much of it being "inspired by Chris Mullin’s novel A Very British Coup".

Child abuse scandal lays bare guilty elite

13 November 2012
The British establishment is being rocked by crisis after crisis. The revelations of the latest horrific child abuse scandals threaten to engulf it.

How do we get European style strikes in Britain?

13 November 2012
‘TUC strike motion opens up a space’ Sean Vernell, UCU

Post workers' union briefs on threats to service

13 November 2012
The CWU union is holding briefings of workplace reps across Britain this week as the start of a fresh campaign against privatisation and liberalisation.

Britain's secret history of torture

13 November 2012
According to the prime minister, there is "no evidence" of torture by Britain.

Ministers bark up wrong tree after ash cash was slashed

13 November 2012
Ash trees across Britain are now infected with the Chalara fraxinea fungus that causes a deadly "dieback" disease.

Students set to march against cuts in London on 21 November

06 November 2012
Students across Britain are gearing up to take to the streets of London on Wednesday 21 November against the coalition’s attack on education.

Media still peddle lies

06 November 2012
The crisis of the top of British society is seeing sections of the establishment turn on each other.

British Museum workers walk out again over outsourcing

06 November 2012
British Museum workers in London struck on Monday of this week against plans to outsource them to a private company. All unions at the museum, PCS, Unite, Prospect and FDA, took part.

British arms sales to Gulf dictatorships could kill thousands

06 November 2012
David Cameron is touring the Gulf to sell fighter jets and arms to his dictator friends.

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