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Scrapping Universal Credit £20 uplift will be ‘huge blow’

Scrapping Universal Credit £20 uplift will be ‘huge blow’ The fight is on to force the Tories to keep the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit (UC).

Why the protests in Russia?

Why the protests in Russia? Huge demonstrations in Russia are a challenge to Vladimir Putin’s regime. They reflect decades of failures by neoliberal and Stalinist regimes—and deserve much better leadership

Budget cuts and Tory failures are to blame for new floods misery

Budget cuts and Tory failures are to blame for new floods misery Floods have caused misery across many parts of Britain as hundreds of homes have been severely damaged or destroyed.

Beware of Biden’s empty promises

Beware of Biden’s empty promises  Joe Biden was set to become US president on Wednesday this week, but don’t think that means ­justice for black people or an end to attacks on workers.

Tories to blame for NHS virus collapse

Tories to blame for NHS virus collapse Health workers say the NHS is “on the cusp of being overwhelmed” as hospitals struggle to cope with the surge in coronavirus cases.

Billionaires and corporations owe workers millions in unpaid wages

Billionaires and corporations owe workers millions in unpaid wages Corporate giants and firms owned by billionaires have been exposed as not even paying their workers the minimum wage.

New report proves inequality has made the pandemic worse 

18 December 2020
Austerity and racism combined with Covid-19 to cause many thousands of deaths, says a health expert’s new analysis. Tomáš Tengely-Evans investigates

‘It’s important they know we won’t go away’—Grenfell activists speak out at Downing Street

15 December 2020
Monday marked three and a half years since the Grenfell Tower fire. A speak out took place outside Downing Street to remember the 72 victims.

Majority of teachers have worked in a school with homeless children

19 November 2020
Over half of teachers in Britain have worked at a school with children who were or became homeless in the past three years, according to a new study.

Croydon sends a sign of councils’ crisis

16 November 2020
Croydon council in south London has issued a section 114 notice banning all spending except for statutory services for vulnerable people.

Universal Credit claimants living in poverty during pandemic

11 November 2020
A TUC report, published this week, looked at the impact of forcing new Universal Credit claimants to wait five weeks for their first payment.

Landlords can turf out tenants despite ban

15 September 2020
People will continue to be made homeless despite an extension of the ban on eviction enforcement announced by the Tories last week.  

No Fixed Abode—why homelessness isn’t inevitable

13 September 2020
The solution to ­homelessness in Britain is “almost laughably simple” according to Maeve McClenaghan, author of a new book on the issue.

Tories—not young people—risk our lives

08 September 2020
The Tories are casting about for someone to blame for rising coronavirus cases. Their current favourite scapegoat is young people.  

A win for Tower Hamlets council workers would be a victory for us all

17 July 2020
Striking council workers in east London concluded their second round of strikes on Friday with defiant picket lines and a vow to keep on fighting.

Councils use virus crisis to plan grim new cuts

14 July 2020
Local councils across England plan swingeing cuts in the wake of the ­coronavirus pandemic.

Rishi Sunak’s ‘kickstart’ scheme is an attack on workers that must be fought

08 July 2020
Sunak’s Summer Statement was a mix of ineffectual half-measures and attacks on the working class

Johnson’s ‘new deal’ to bail out system

30 June 2020
Boris Johnson’s promise this week of a “new deal” marked the latest dishonest move in a decade of Tory austerity.

Powerful movements against racism and austerity unite on the streets in France

16 June 2020
Militant anti-racism and the fight against austerity are coming together powerfully in France

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

13 May 2020
The Tories have their sights on making ordinary people pay for the Covid-19 crisis.

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