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Councils use virus crisis to plan grim new cuts

Councils use virus crisis to plan grim new cuts 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

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

Johnson’s ‘new deal’ to bail out system 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

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

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

12 May 2020
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

11 April 2020
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

31 March 2020
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

30 March 2020
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

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