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Workers need a pay rise the budget won’t deliver

Workers need a pay rise the budget won’t deliver Chancellor Philip Hammond will likely claim that he’s scrapped the 1 percent public sector pay cap when he delivers his budget this week.

We will need sterling resistance to stop the bosses’ sabotage

We will need sterling resistance to stop the bosses’ sabotage It’s not a paranoid fantasy to argue that parts of the establishment want to derail the left wing Labour leadership’s plans.

Ticking debt ‘time bomb’ may blast holes in weak recovery

Ticking debt ‘time bomb’ may blast holes in weak recovery Millions of people are scraping by in badly paid jobs and are being forced to take out loans. Ten years after the ‘credit crunch’, Sarah Bates looks at what’s behind the debt explosion

Riot cops’ repression fails to stop protests against the G20 leaders in Hamburg

Riot cops’ repression fails to stop protests against the G20 leaders in Hamburg Thousands of protesters are back on the streets of Hamburg, Germany, after brutal police assaults on them last night, Thursday.

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

It’s the rich who have a ‘magic money tree’—and it needs shaking  The Tories grow endless cash for the bankers, bosses and their super wealthy friends

Unaffordable bosses - why we need to tax the rich

Unaffordable bosses - why we need to tax the rich Whenever an argument is put for reform that could benefit millions of working class people, right wing commentators tell us it is unaffordable or idealistic.

Stop Hammond making us pay

07 March 2017
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget will look after the rich and turn the screw on workers and the poor.

Donald Trump and big business - greed collides with fear for top bosses

07 February 2017
It's a cliche that markets are driven by fear and greed. The same is true of the attitude of big business in the US towards Donald Trump.

Anger at the system rattles the ruling class

13 December 2016
Mark Carney warned last week that politicians had to tackle the growing “isolation and detachment” that working class people feel towards capitalism. The Bank of England governor is just the latest figure in the ruling class to feel the ground shifting beneath his feet.

Capitalism’s woes run deeper than Brexit

29 November 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement marked another stage in the low-intensity warfare that has gripped the Tory party. They’ve been squabbling since David Cameron struck his ill-fated deal with the European Union (EU) in February.

Trading blows turn treaties into toast—why trade deals are in trouble

01 November 2016
ONE OF the main drivers of neoliberalism has been the removal of barriers to international trade. It is now in serious trouble.

Don’t be played by the ‘gig economy’ hype

18 October 2016
A new report hails the ‘digital platforms’ that are making workers ‘independent’. But the claims are misleading, writes Alistair Farrow

Theresa May shifts to the right—but makes new enemies

11 October 2016
Theresa May used last week’s Tory conference in Birmingham to shift her party and her government sharply to the right.

We should not pay for the pound’s fall in value

11 October 2016
Currency markets reacted to Brexit with a fall in the pound, as bosses make us pay for their system’s chaos

Tories backtrack on deficit but are still out to line the bosses’ pockets

04 October 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed a “reset” of Tory economic policy in his speech on Monday, ditching any timetable for eliminating Britain’s deficit.

Bank of England’s desperate measures won’t stop turmoil

09 August 2016
The Bank of England is fighting to avert a new recession by throwing billions of pounds at the City of London.

Crises force cracks in neoliberal agenda

31 May 2016
Is the Pope still a Catholic? This is the question provoked by a new article by three International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists

Would leaving the EU really cause a recession?

27 May 2016
Remain campaigners threaten mass job losses if Britain leaves the EU. But the bosses’ club won’t save us, says Sadie Robinson

Radical rhetoric from Labour leaders - but it has its limits

24 May 2016
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has pledged that the next Labour government “would surpass even the 1945 Clement Attlee government for radical reform”.

Are robots taking all our jobs?

17 May 2016
As robots begin to do more of the jobs traditionally done by people, Tomáš Tengely-Evans asks if the relationship between worker and machine has fundamentally changed

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