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Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule

Ten years of austerity - the brutal reality of Tory rule A decade of Tory rule has slashed key services, savaged spending and driven more people into poverty. And if they aren’t kicked out, life for working class people is set to get worse, report Sarah Bates and Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Letters—EU can’t have cake and eat it on Brexit food standards

Letters—EU can’t have cake and eat it on Brexit food standards The latest Brexit scare story is that a trade deal with the US will undermine food standards in Britain.

The Troublemaker—Cruel Universal Credit drives poor women into prostitution

The Troublemaker—Cruel Universal Credit drives poor women into prostitution Vulnerable women are being forced into prostitution because of the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) benefit. It is more evidence of why the nasty benefit must be scrapped now.

Tories’ Universal Credit forces women into prostitution

Tories’ Universal Credit forces women into prostitution Vulnerable women are being forced into prostitution because of the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) benefit. It is more evidence of why the nasty benefit must be scrapped now.

Labour promises to axe hated Universal Credit

Labour promises to axe hated Universal Credit Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will scrap the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit if elected.

Letters: Tories lie about Universal Credit—and you’re paying

Letters: Tories lie about Universal Credit—and you’re paying Universal Credit (UC) officials have orchestrated an elaborate PR campaign to counter the exposure of their sorry excuse for a welfare system.

Rise in hunger has Tory ‘fingerprints all over it’, says human rights report

20 May 2019
Human Rights Watch said that austerity and benefit cuts mean tens of thousands of families across England don’t have enough to eat.

Women turn to ‘baby banks’ after Tories drive up poverty

26 March 2019
Soaring numbers of pregnant women have to use “baby banks” to get essentials for their children, according to a Daily Mirror newspaper investigation.

Strike to stop suffering at Universal Credit centres

13 March 2019
Workers who manage people’s claims for the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit began a two-day strike on Monday to win a better service for claimants.

Pushed into poverty by cruel benefit freeze—scrap this vile government

12 March 2019
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s spring statement this week follows a decision from MPs last week to continue with a freeze on many benefits.

‘Cuts harm claimants’—Universal Credit workers

26 February 2019
Workers in the West Midlands who manage people’s claims for the Universal Credit benefit are gearing up to strike over workload.

Philip Hammond has to spend more to ‘end austerity’

12 February 2019
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond has to spend billions more to meet his pledge to end austerity, a think tank has said.

The Troublemaker—The secret plot to give the queen a holiday in Scotland

05 February 2019
PANIC. The queen and other senior royals will be evacuated from London in the event of riots under secret plans being drawn up by Whitehall.

Amber Rudd in hot water after humiliating Universal Credit legal defeat

11 January 2019
Four women workers won a high court challenge to the Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) scheme on Friday.

Vicious Universal Credit plan is in chaos - now bury it

08 January 2019
The Tories have been forced into a drastic retreat over their hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit.

Universal Credit claimants forced to beg online to get by

01 January 2019
Hundreds of people have been forced to beg for money online because of the Tories’ hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit.

Universal Suffering—people at the sharp end of the Tories’ war on benefits speak out

10 December 2018
Millions of people face a miserable Christmas because of the Tories’ hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit. Around 1.1 million currently claim UC, many with dependent children.

News round up: Cops could have lied about anti-fascism demo

27 November 2018
Two West Midlands Police officers have been charged with misconduct in public office.

Action day to stop Universal Credit

27 November 2018
Activists were set to take part in a day of action against Universal Credit this Saturday

Tory austerity destroys lives for ideological reasons, says UN official

16 November 2018
"What I saw is a lot of misery. A lot of people feel the system is failing them. They feel the system is there just to punish them,” said the UN's Philip Alston

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