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Labour and union chiefs fail coronavirus test

24 March 2020
The crisis caused by coronavirus is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths. One remarkable feature is how often the Labour Party agrees with the right wing Tory government.

Tories’ measures are not enough to beat back virus

24 March 2020
Boris Johnson announced lockdown conditions for Britain in a televised address on Monday of this week.

Tory wages plan subsidises the bosses—not workers

23 March 2020
Tory chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a scheme to subsidise wages that was hailed as a total transformation in policy. But the details showed that it’s far less generous than it might have seemed

Never mind the coronavirus, what about the bottom line?

23 March 2020
Never mind the coronavirus, what about the bottom line?

State support for wages shows scale of crisis, but don’t stop fighting

20 March 2020
The Tories were forced to unveil measures “unprecedented in the history of the British state” on Friday.

Windrush report slams government, but pulls back from fundamental change

19 March 2020
The Tories’ treatment of the Windrush generation of migrants was “consistent with some elements” of institutional racism, according to an official report.

Coronavirus—‘We need emergency action’

14 March 2020
The Socialist Workers Party has made a statement calling for urgent measures to tackle the coronavirus crisis and protect people's lives

Tory budget will not undo decade of austerity damage

11 March 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak unleashed a splurge of borrowing. But even the official forecasts say it won't kick start the economy, and it won't reverse the effects of cuts.

Resist council cuts

10 March 2020
Ahead of the Tory budget announcement, campaigners have warned that new rules for councils in England threaten early years and special needs education.

Boris Johnson’s mate got £1.4 million of your cash

10 March 2020
A firm run by Boris Johnson’s tennis partner is being paid £1.4 million of government cash to help officials “network” rich people.

Court challenge to Universal Credit childcare cost rules to go ahead

10 March 2020
A woman has been given the go-ahead to take the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to court over Universal Credit (UC) rules.

Tory budget will double down on horror for ordinary people

10 March 2020
New chancellor Rishi Sunak may promise the end of austerity, but the cabinet isn’t interested in reversing a decade of cuts, benefit freezes and privatisation, argues?Sophie Squire

Tories fail to take action we need on coronavirus

09 March 2020
As the number of coronavirus cases rises in Britain, Socialist Worker looks at what needs to be done to contain it

Tories’ freeports are bad news for workers

09 March 2020
Sarah Bates looks at how the Tory promise of new deregulated ‘freeports’ will benefit big business, not workers

Protests and meetings build 21 March anti-racist demonstrations

07 March 2020
People marched against deportations, and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged people to take to the streets to “show our opposition to the rise of racism”

Rich buy access to the Tory party at a renamed dinner

03 March 2020
‘People’s Prime minister’ Boris Johnson rolled out the red carpet for super-rich Tory supporters worth in excess of £25 billion at a lavish ball.

‘No human should have to live like this’—Harmondsworth detainee speaks out

26 February 2020
A partially-blind man who has lived, studied and worked in Britain since the age of 15 fears he could be deported to Jamaica.

Come out and join the fightback

18 February 2020
Faced with a vicious Tory government, we need to step up the fightback outside parliament urgently.

Eugenics scandal exposes Tory bigotry

18 February 2020
Andrew Sabisky always dreamed it was his destiny that one day he would work at 10 Downing Street. And that day was last Monday.

Deported man speaks out - ‘I have no work, no money and am in constant pain’

16 February 2020
A disabled man who was one of the 17 people deported to Jamaica on Tuesday says he’s living in “constant pain” because he doesn’t have access to medication. 

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