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What are the odds of that? The Tories are in the pockets of the gambling bosses

What are the odds of that? The Tories are in the pockets of the gambling bosses A report on fixed odds betting terminals is completely toothless in the face of big bookies—and refuses to admit that poverty causes problem gambling, argues Sarah Bates

No is not enough—but we need more than ideas to change society

No is not enough—but we need more than ideas to change society Naomi Klein’s vision of how to win change only gets half way there

Fat cats rake it in—make them pay out

Fat cats rake it in—make them pay out Some newspapers last week reported that Britain’s top bosses have suffered a 17 percent pay cut. The real news is that the gap between bosses’ and workers’ wages is growing.

Low paid workers would take 316 years to earn the average fat cat's annual salary

Low paid workers would take 316 years to earn the average fat cats annual salary A worker earning the average wage in Britain of £28,000 a year would take 160 years to earn what the average company chief executive earns in one year.

‘Worker status’ is not good enough

‘Worker status’ is not good enough The Taylor Review was brought about by challenges by workers in bogus self-employment. But there’s a danger that the result will serve the bosses.

Class—not age—is the key divide in Britain

Class—not age—is the key divide in Britain Are workers the most conservative? Tomáš Tengely-Evans argues the election results tell a different story

LETTERS: ‘Get rid of the dross’—What the Tories think of young working class women

06 June 2017
More than three years ago the government approved a group of leading employers to develop standards for entry onto apprenticeships in the early years sector. I was on the group.

Who really rules Britain?

30 May 2017
We are told regularly that, unlike dictatorships, ‘the people’ govern Britain. But, says Dave Sewell, it’s the unelected rich and powerful that really have their hands on the wheel

There’s no such thing as national interest

30 May 2017
Theresa May's claims to represent us all are a lie to cover up the class divide

They’ve got the money - let’s raise the taxes on the rich

09 May 2017
The Tories tell us we can’t afford to spend on public services. That’s a bit rich, writes Charlie Kimber

The Labour Party and the 'national interest'

04 April 2017
Nothing good can come of putting nation before class

Is the media sexist because ordinary people are?

04 April 2017
Sexist drivel: After a meeting between Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and Tory prime minister Theresa May all the odious Daily Mail newspaper columnist Sarah Vine could talk about was their legs—for several paragraphs.

Capitalism is racist from the top to the bottom

21 February 2017
Racism is alive and kicking. Two events showed that last week—the racist attacks on Diane Abbott and the police invasion of grime MC Stormzy's flat

What do we mean by class?

14 February 2017
Britain is divided into “two distinct classes—those who own property and those who are getting poorer”.

Utterly Nuttall-lie. I can’t believe Ukip isn’t racist! It is

14 February 2017
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall seems to be easily confused. He is Ukip’s candidate in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election due next week

Protests in Romania call for the government to go

07 February 2017
A government decree watering down punishments for corruption has sparked large scale protests with thousands taking to the streets.

Voting suppression in the US while Trump gives "alternative facts"

24 January 2017
Millions were not allowed to vote in the US presidential elections. There is a long history of rigged elections and voter suppression and it's designed to target the working class.

Millions trapped in poverty as class still divides Britain

22 November 2016
Right wing MPs fear falling social mobility could undermine support for the free market system, writes Sadie Robinson

Trade unionists blockade Amazon depot

04 October 2016
Also: LSE cleaners insist they are not second class

Exploitation is just the job in a bosses’ recovery of low pay and zero hours

13 September 2016
More people may be in work but full-time positions are getting harder to find. Behind the figures, Alistair Farrow finds that bosses are making employment work for them—not us

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