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Young workers speak out—‘The Tories don’t care about us’

30 October 2020
The economic impact of the pandemic has devastated millions of workers’ lives across Britain.

Coronavirus round-up - Paper claims older people were sacrificed in first wave

27 October 2020
Older people were excluded from receiving lifesaving care at the height of the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the spring, the Sunday Times newspaper has claimed. 

Solidarity not charity is answer to Tory cruelty

27 October 2020
The Tories’ refusal to give free school meals to children in the holidays has seen an outpouring of support for poor children from ordinary people.

Systematic racism is to blame for black and Asian coronavirus deaths

27 October 2020
Coronavirus has “thrived on” systematic racism—and more black people will “unnecessarily die” unless there’s urgent action.

Joe Biden can’t contain the deep bitterness that exists in the US

26 October 2020
It was one of Bill Clinton’s advisers who coined the slogan, “It’s the Economy Stupid!” But this has been Donald Trump’s recipe for getting re-elected.

Parents slam Tories over free school meals - ‘They don’t care about our kids’

26 October 2020
Fury is growing over the Tories’ refusal to extend free school meals (FSM) in England during the holidays.

Jobs nightmare for millions of workers as furlough ends on Halloween

26 October 2020
Millions of working class people face the nightmare of mass unemployment as the Tories prepare to scrap the furlough scheme on Halloween.

Interview with Paul Holmes—‘Unions need to use their power for their members’

26 October 2020
As voting begins in the Unison general secretary election, Sarah Bates talks to socialist candidate Paul Holmes about his plans to shake things up in the public sector trade union

Young people put at risk by Tory Covid-19 failures

25 October 2020
Coronavirus infections and deaths are soaring out of control.

Protesting at Tory scum who deny children food and destroy jobs

24 October 2020
Protesters have taken to the streets over the decision to deny children free school meals and to end the furlough scheme

Tories scramble to prop up business

22 October 2020
The Tories fear that their policies are leading to an economic catastrophe, but they are bailing out the corporations rather than workers

The Tories are weak— and we can stop them

20 October 2020
The Tory government is wrecking working class people’s futures, and gambling with their lives.

The Troublemaker—For Serco test failures the profits are still world-beating

20 October 2020
Outsourcing firm Serco has announced its profits are set to soar after being paid to operate NHS Test and Trace in England.

Union backs two-week shutdown of secondaries

19 October 2020
The infection rate among secondary school pupils rose by more than in any other age group since September.

Don’t trust Andy Burnham’s posturing over lockdown

19 October 2020
Andy Burnham has wanted to be Labour Party leader for most of his career. He stood in two leadership elections and failed both times.

Can Johnson survive Covid-19 and Brexit?

19 October 2020
Weak and nasty” has been a good description of all Tory governments since the fall of Margaret Thatcher nearly 30 years ago. None fit this description better than Boris Johnson’s administration.

Is university online teaching an inferior form of learning?

19 October 2020
Does online learning leave students short-changed? As more and more virus-hit universities suspend face to face teaching, it can seem like students are getting a worse education.

Students and workers demand action over coronavirus at universities

16 October 2020
In Manchester students gathered and then walked down the road, holding flares and blocking traffic.

LETTERS—shielding ‘guidance’ puts vulnerable people at risk

16 October 2020
The Tories’ new guidance on shielding means there’s pressure on people to return to work.

Arts workers resist the grim future Tories have planned 

16 October 2020
The Tories’ response to the impact of the pandemic on the arts has been predictably brutal—but artists are fighting back, writes Mark Brown

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