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Johnson takes helm of a stricken ship - sink it now

Johnson takes helm of a stricken ship - sink it now Boris Johnson was elected Tory leader on Tuesday, and immediately faced multiple crises.

The downfall of Syriza in Greek elections is a crucial lesson for the left

The downfall of Syriza in Greek elections is a crucial lesson for the left Greece’s once-radical left wing party Syriza was booted out of government in elections on Sunday—after four years of enforcing austerity and racism.

As Tory hypocrites decry the damage they caused - get them all out

As Tory hypocrites decry the damage they caused - get them all out The Tories have conveniently discovered their social conscience as the party leadership election hots up.

Tory health cuts caused thousands more deaths

Tory health cuts caused thousands more deaths Research out this week is another damning indictment of how austerity measures have cut short the lives of thousands of poor people in Britain

Britain, the ‘world’s greatest enabler’ of corporate tax avoidance

Britain, the ‘world’s greatest enabler’ of corporate tax avoidance The government is ruthlessly tough on any suspicion of benefit “fiddling”. But it encourages the incomparably greater tax scams of the powerful.

Tories’ lies over ‘tragic’ scale of poverty exposed

Tories’ lies over ‘tragic’ scale of poverty exposed Severe hardship is “systematic” in Britain according to a report by the United Nations—and the nasty party is to blame. Nick Clark looks at its findings

Tories are making us sick, say NHS workers at Unison health conference

09 April 2019
Pressures faced by NHS workers dominated the Unison union’s health conference in Bournemouth this week.

Benefit freezes contribute to soaring poverty figures

02 April 2019
Some 200,000 more children were pushed into absolute poverty in 2017-18

Pay to play—Developers conspire to segregate playgrounds between rich and poor

31 March 2019
A scandal over access to a communal play area has raised wider questions about the ownership of public space under capitalism, writes Alistair Farrow

Women turn to ‘baby banks’ after Tories drive up poverty

26 March 2019
Soaring numbers of pregnant women have to use “baby banks” to get essentials for their children, according to a Daily Mirror newspaper investigation.

Universal Credit is a Tory threat to women

19 March 2019
Tory Britain is ruining lives. MPs have been forced to launch an inquiry into how the rollout of Universal Credit (UC) has pushed some women to work as prostitutes.

Strike to stop suffering at Universal Credit centres

13 March 2019
Workers who manage people’s claims for the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit began a two-day strike on Monday to win a better service for claimants.

We can be powerful when we fight together

12 March 2019
Amid the stifling narrowness of official politics in Britain, there are some very welcome signs of change this week.

Tory benefits freeze has caused misery for tens of thousands

11 March 2019
Shocking new figures have revealed the terrible toll inflicted by the Tory benefit freeze ahead of chancellor Philip Hammond’s spending statement on Wednesday.

A documentary that exposes horrors of domestic abuse in Tory Britain

05 March 2019
This Dispatches documentary is a gruelling look at a refuge for women fleeing domestic abuse.

Shocking figures show need for a fight over poverty pay

28 February 2019
Shocking new figures have revealed that more than a million public sector workers are paid below the voluntary living wage.

Workers across Europe strike back against austerity

19 February 2019
The economic and social policies pushed by the European Union (EU) are often described as a haven from inequality and crisis.

Spanish elections will highlight Catalan struggle and continuing austerity

16 February 2019
Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez of the Labour-type PSOE party has dissolved parliament and called elections for 28 April.

Philip Hammond has to spend more to ‘end austerity’

12 February 2019
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond has to spend billions more to meet his pledge to end austerity, a think tank has said.

We're cut as the rich prosper

29 January 2019
Working class people everywhere have been hit hard by Tory cuts.

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