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Austerity


Huge demo in London shows the mood to get the Tories out - and for an alternative

04 July 2017
Last week’s protest showed ordinary people’s determination to fight—and optimism about winning real change

Not one day more - Tories out demonstration

02 July 2017
Footage and voices from the demonstration

Huge demonstration in London says the Tories must go now

01 July 2017
A great wave of defiance against Theresa May’s government swept through central London today, Saturday

Thousands join People's Assembly protest to say, get the Tories out

01 July 2017
Thousands of people from across Britain have descended on central London today, Saturday, to demand an end to the Tory government. The protest, called by the People's Assembly, is being held under the banner, "Not one more day - Tories out, no more austerity".

The vile Tory murderers must pay—protests can get them out

27 June 2017
The Tories have stitched up a deal with the sectarian murderers and sexist bigots of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

Austerity is a choice which always leaves workers behind

13 June 2017
Reeling from their shattering blow in the general election, Tories and right wing press barons have declared that “austerity is over”.

People hold big rallies to defend the NHS

06 June 2017
Thousands of people have rallied in support of the NHS in the last week, showing their outrage at the Tories’ attacks.

It’s the rich who have a ‘magic money tree’—and it needs shaking

06 June 2017
 The Tories grow endless cash for the bankers, bosses and their super wealthy friends

Will the SNP take on austerity? Manifesto tries to have it both ways

30 May 2017
At the Scottish National Party (SNP) manifesto launch on Tuesday, leader Nicola Sturgeon asked voters to “strengthen Scotland’s hand, not Theresa May’s”.

The campaign for independence needs a mass movement separate from the SNP

23 May 2017
It’s easy to forget that one of the reasons Theresa May called the snap election was to stop a second independence referendum.

Tory manifesto dressed in sheep's clothing attacks ordinary people

23 May 2017
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

16 May 2017
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.

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

16 May 2017
Manifesto launch shows an alternative but compromises to right will only weaken it, says Nick Clark

Theresa May grants workers the right to remain exploited

16 May 2017
The Tory manifesto set to be released this week will continue attacks on the whole working class.

GALLERY - Big crowds flock to hear Jeremy Corbyn in Yorkshire

16 May 2017
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

21 April 2017
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

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.

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

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.

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