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Seriously ill patients stranded in A&E wards

Seriously ill patients stranded in A&E wards A decade of Tory cuts has the NHS at breaking point—with patients stuck in ambulances and emergency wards, writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

True horror of housing benefits in Tory Britain

True horror of housing benefits in Tory Britain Hundreds of people are being driven into homelessness by errors in housing benefits appeals and overpayments.

Children at risk because of care crisis

Children at risk because of care crisis The Children’s Commissioner has warned that social care is “in crisis” after new figures showed the number of children in care has reached a ten-year high.

Cruel Tory policies mean more homeless people die

Cruel Tory policies mean more homeless people die While Boris Johnson speaks of a “one nation” Britain, at least five homeless people have died in the last few weeks.

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule A decade of Tory rule has slashed key services, savaged spending and driven more people into poverty. And if they aren’t kicked out, life for working class people is set to get worse, report Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans

After deadly floods - anger at authorities’ failures and Tory cuts

After deadly floods - anger at authorities’ failures and Tory cuts There is rising anger across Yorkshire and the Midlands at authorities’ ­failure to protect people from flooding.

Why workers are right to strike during the general election campaign

10 November 2019
For at least some days during the election campaign the pictures will be strikers with placards, not politicians behind podiums.

We deserve better than Tory austerity

05 November 2019
The reality of rising debt and falling wages under Tory austerity was laid bare in new research from the TUC union federation released on Tuesday.

Boris Johnson gears up for campaign of Brexit, cuts and attacks

29 October 2019
Boris Johnson was floundering and spinning his way towards a general election as Socialist Worker went to press.

Global revolt shows we have had enough

22 October 2019
The number of serious revolts erupting across the globe is growing. Many protests sparked by a specific issue quickly turn into more general challenges to the system.

Thousands protest in Manchester as Tory party conference begins

29 September 2019
Chants of, “Stop Boris!” rang out in Manchester on Sunday as up to 5,000 people marched against the Tories, who were gathering for their party conference.

Cuts kill—pensioners died because of systemic health failings

18 September 2019
Inquests into the deaths of three pensioners in East Sussex have uncovered failings linked to a pressure on resources.

Trades Union Congress unites against no-deal Brexit, but what comes next?

08 September 2019
With the Tories reeling, it's time for workers' struggle

Tory funding promises are for the rich

03 September 2019
The Tories’ pledges aren’t about helping ordinary people

Johnson takes helm of a stricken ship - sink it now

23 July 2019
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

08 July 2019
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

18 June 2019
The Tories have conveniently discovered their social conscience as the party leadership election hots up.

Tory health cuts caused thousands more deaths

04 June 2019
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

28 May 2019
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

24 May 2019
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

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