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David Cameron’s crisis grows after Iain Duncan Smith resigns

22 March 2016
Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation has exposed deep divisions within the Tory party, writes Charlie Kimber

'We've got IDS, now we'll get the rest' celebration

19 March 2016
Around 30 Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) activists popped the champagne corks and chanted "We've got IDS, now we'll get the rest" in Parliament Square this evening, Saturday.

News round-up

08 March 2016
News shorts from the week including rich gifts to the Tories, Tory gifts to the rich, Tory attacks on workers' pay and disabled people's benefits

Tories fight to slash disability benefits

23 February 2016
The Tories were trying to reimpose a benefit cut so harsh even the Lords rejected it as Socialist Worker went to press.

Unfair and unworkable, Iain Duncan Smith's 'flagship' is full of holes

03 February 2016
Universal Credit will make working families poorer and is mired in worse delays than ever, two new reports reveal.

The billionaires on the bus see their wealth go up and up

19 January 2016
The 62 richest people on the planet are worth more than the combined wealth of half the world’s population.

Department for Work and Pensions forced to apologise over claimaint's death

08 December 2015
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been told to apologise to the sister of a man who died after his benefits were cut.

George Osborne forced into a U-turn—but still ramps up austerity

01 December 2015
The Tories may have been pushed into a U-turn, but the Autumn Statement isn’t good news, says Simon Basketter

News round-up

17 November 2015
Police in Northern Ireland have given a commitment not to arrest any more former soldiers over the Bloody Sunday killings.

Meddling man with medals worries Corbyn won’t kill

10 November 2015
General Sir Nicholas Houghton—chief of the defence staff—decided to use Remembrance Sunday to argue for the importance of killing lots of people.

Tory hunger games

03 November 2015
Hated Tory millionaire Iain Duncan Smith insists his attacks on benefit claimants are about helping them find jobs.

New welfare defence group set up

03 November 2015
Around 250 delegates from the Unite and PCS unions, Unemployed Centres, Occupy, Dpac, Black Triangle and others met in Birmingham last Saturday.

Tories suffer tax credits defeat and plot unions assault - WE CAN STOP THEM

27 October 2015
Tory chancellor George Osborne was left red-faced after the Lords threw back his cuts to tax credits on Monday of this week.

Tax credits humiliation shows Tory weakness

27 October 2015
The House of Lords vote to delay tax credit cuts shows the Tories are far from unstoppable, says Judith Orr

Tax credits cut comes under fire

20 October 2015
MPs debated George Osborne’s plan to slash £4 billion from tax credits on Tuesday of this week.

Deaf and disabled people take on Tories

29 September 2015
Around 1,000 deaf and disabled people marched on Downing Street last Saturday. 

Homeless people pay the price of the Tories’ attacks on council housing

29 September 2015
The death of a two month old baby boy last week who lived in a car in Dorset with his homeless parents underlined the shocking extent of Britain’s housing crisis.

It's official - benefit cuts to blame for man’s suicide

22 September 2015
The decision to stop severely ill Michael O’Sullivan’s benefits led directly to his death, a coroner has ruled.

Iain Duncan Smith can't hide the shame of his benefit attacks

01 September 2015
Hated Tory minister Iain Duncan Smith is struggling to bury the truth about how many people have died after he cut their benefits.

Iain Duncan Smith doles out real sanctions and fake claimants

25 August 2015
Iain Duncan Smith launched yet another initiative to attack people on benefits this week.  

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