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Tory manifesto dressed in sheep's clothing attacks ordinary people

Tory manifesto dressed in sheeps clothing attacks ordinary people Tory leader Theresa May’s manifesto launch speech today, Thursday, was an attempt to con people into voting Tory with a raft of vicious attacks dressed up as giveaways.

As college lecturers stage fifth national walkout SNP minister sides with bosses

As college lecturers stage fifth national walkout SNP minister sides with bosses Scottish National Party (SNP) education minister John Swinney came down on the side of college bosses in the Scottish parliament today, Tuesday, as lecturers held their fifth national walkout.

Theresa May grants workers the right to remain exploited

Theresa May grants workers the right to remain exploited The Tory manifesto set to be released this week will continue attacks on the whole working class.

Labour manifesto that breaks from its past helps lift Jeremy Corbyn's support

Labour manifesto that breaks from its past helps lift Jeremy Corbyns support Manifesto launch shows an alternative but compromises to right will only weaken it, says Nick Clark

GALLERY - Big crowds flock to hear Jeremy Corbyn in Yorkshire

Big crowds flock to hear Jeremy Corbyn in Yorkshire A gallery of photographs as crowds greeted the Labour leader in Morley, Sheffield and Leeds

After seven years of Tory rule—seven reasons to end it

After seven years of Tory rule—seven reasons to end it Tory governments have waged war on ordinary people since 2010, helped until 2015 by their Lib Dem allies. Of the countless reasons to kick them out, Eleanor Claxton-Mayer and Alistair Farrow explain seven of the key ones

Public sector pay cap drives workers out of health service—time to fight back

04 April 2017
Millions are worse off after the Tories’ latest ‘slap in the face’ to the people who keep our public services going. Activists told Alistair Farrow it’s time to strike against the pay cap

Workers 'living hand to mouth' hold national protests over public sector pay cap

04 April 2017
Civil service workers in the PCS union took part in a national day of action against low public sector pay today, Friday.

Hundreds march against downgrade of A&E as opposition to NHS cuts spreads

21 March 2017
The hospital has set up a private company called Barnsley Support Services. It wants to transfer the hospital estate, maintenance, procurement and other support staff to it. Existing staff will be protected for a period under Tupe regulations but unions fear that the move will lead to a two-tier workforce.

Cuts and pennies for us, big giveaways for the rich—Hammond hammers the poor

14 March 2017
Former Tory chancellor, George “Slasher” Osborne, congratulated Philip Hammond on the chancellor’s first spring budget for its “fiscal responsibility”. It really says it all.

Antisocial Tories create an uncaring society

28 February 2017
The Tory attacks on both the NHS and social care leave vulnerable people with nowhere to go. Workers spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about two sets of cuts that are creating a crisis—with a real effect on patients’ lives

Resist the Tories' STP plan—to Slash, Trash and Privatise the NHS

21 February 2017
The Tories’ NHS plans will mean hospital closures across England. But there is growing opposition to the STPs, with local groups springing up across England to oppose them.

Left winger set for election challenge to Unite union leader Len McCluskey

14 February 2017
Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey looks set to face an election contested from the left as well as the right.

Tory ‘gentleman’s agreement’ shames the nasty party that slashed social care

14 February 2017
Tory ministers made a dodgy deal to increase social care funding with the leader of a Tory-run county council that includes several top MPs’ constituencies.

It’s official—Tories’ new hospital cuts will cost lives, admits Devon NHS boss

18 January 2017
Shocking new footage shows Laura Nicholas making the admission at a public meeting

The NHS is on life support with a severe case of Tory cuts

10 January 2017
The British Red Cross declared a “humanitarian crisis” in the NHS after it was drafted in to stop the health service breaking down.

Tories split on Brussels—it's time to sprout resistance

13 December 2016
One thing will be certain in 2017—the Tories will continue to tear one another apart over Brexit.

Scottish Labour and the SNP bicker over who’s to blame for council cuts

13 December 2016
Cuts to council budgets in Scotland could total £700 million by the end of this parliament according to a new report.

Workers in Greece launch general strike as bosses demand brutal austerity

13 December 2016
A general strike in Greece brought the country to a standstill today, Thursday. The strike came in advance of the Greek parliament meeting this Saturday to vote on the conditions of the next bailout.

Durham TAs' strikes force council into retreat—but union officials call off action

06 December 2016
Durham teaching assistants (TAs) have forced council bosses to retreat. But a chance for a clear cut victory was snatched away from them by union officials.

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