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Austerity


Tory cuts to blame for child hunger in summer

28 August 2018
Almost a decade of austerity has left millions of children at risk of hunger, says Sarah Bates

Falling budget deficit means little to those at the bottom

27 August 2018
Sarah Bates argues that Tory boasting about reducing the deficit does not tell the real human cost behind austerity

Council care fails children

21 August 2018
Children looked after by local authorities are facing a “silent crisis”, new research by the Social Market Foundation thinktank indicates.

Syriza signs up for decades more austerity as final bailout deal ends in Greece

20 August 2018
Greece exited its final bailout agreement on Monday—the mechanism through which the European Union (EU) and the bankers have forced austerity on ordinary Greeks.

Campaigners protest as Northamptonshire council votes through brutal cuts plan

10 August 2018
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) voted through swingeing cuts on Wednesday. Council services are set to be completely decimated.

Northamptonshire council crisis means most vulnerable will pay

02 August 2018
Northamptonshire county council (NCC) is teetering on the edge of complete disaster, leaving lives at risk.

Early deaths for the poor—shame of Tory Britain

31 July 2018
Poverty shapes every aspect of our lives—as a BBC documentary highlighted this week.

Civil service pay ballot shows how Tory law can threaten collective action

24 July 2018
A public sector union’s fight over pay came up against Tory restrictions on the right to strike

Reject shoddy Tory pay deals

24 July 2018
The Tories announced pay deals for a million public sector workers in England this week. They are below inflation for most, and will mean more cuts.

Care workers lose wages after court ruling as bosses blame them for crisis

17 July 2018
A legal decision is set to rob thousands of pounds from care workers’ wages.

Not in service—years of cuts behind the crisis on the buses

17 July 2018
The Tories have slashed funding for bus services by nearly £200 million since 2010—leaving local bus services struggling. For some bus users the impact is devastating, says Sarah Bates

Big demonstration of people fighting for the NHS and against the Tories

30 June 2018
Anger against the Tories' assault on the NHS was on the streets of London on Saturday.

NHS fight should spark resistance to Tories

26 June 2018
It will be great to see tens of thousands of people march for the NHS in London on Saturday. It’s an active response to the desperate crisis of the NHS and a show of defiance.

Sunday Times Rich List shows we need to get rid of the rich to create a better world

13 May 2018
The 1,000 richest people in Britain now have a record total wealth of £724 billion—up 10 percent on last year’s figure.

March against Tory austerity—then step up the pressure for more action

08 May 2018
Thousands of trade unionists and campaigners are due to join a march in London this Saturday for workers’ rights and against the Tories’ brutal austerity policies.

Greek strikers and protesters show anti-austerity fight goes on

26 April 2018
Health workers, power workers, pensioners and mining workers were all on the streets. But coordination is lacking.

Vote Labour on 3 May—but organise action too

24 April 2018
Local elections across much of England on 3 May are a chance to deliver a verdict on Theresa May’s regime of racism, austerity and war.

Anti-austerity fury in Greece ahead of strikes against free market reforms

24 April 2018
Hospital workers, council workers and teachers across Greece were set to march and strike together on Wednesday this week.

What’s behind gun and knife crime?

06 April 2018
After several recent killings of young people in London, media and politicians have blamed “gangs” and to call for more resources for police. But, as Sarah Bates finds, the roots of the violence lie in deep social problems

Theresa May calms rebels but can’t please big business

06 March 2018
Theresa May managed to unite her ramshackle government last week—for at least 24 hours.

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