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Desperate lies can't hide savage Tory war on benefits

12 January 2013
Parliament was about to vote on deep cuts to benefits that millions rely on as Socialist Worker went to press.

Tories rob £13bn from poor

31 December 2012
The Tories plan to start 2013 by slashing every benefit they can lay their hands on.

Witnesses allege senior Tories involved in sex abuse scandal

31 December 2012
Did senior Tory and other prominent figures rape children in a south west London guest house in the early 1980s?

Revealed: Tory plot to take the welfare state apart 30 years ago

31 December 2012
The Tories hoped to dismantle the welfare state in the 1980s but were scared of the possible reaction to their plans, files reveal.


31 December 2012
Tory stirs up tensions over halal meat Geoff Driver, Lancashire county council’s Tory leader, last week announced that Muslim school children in the county would now only have access to what he termed "ethical" halal meat.

Thirty years of Tories trying to look tough

31 December 2012
Yet again former Tory prime minister Margaret Thatcher proved her spite—by not dying at the end of 2012. That wasn’t the only bad news.

Tories fall out with their cop pals over 'plebgate' scandal

31 December 2012
"If this can happen to a senior government minister," said former Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell, "then what chance does a youth in Brixton or Handsworth have?"

NUT fails to call national strikes against attack on teachers' pay

14 December 2012
The national executive of the NUT teachers’ union met yesterday, Thursday, against the backdrop of Tory plans to scrap teachers’ national pay and give head teachers the power to determine pay.

Demonstrators take over meeting at Barnet's 'easyCouncil'

11 December 2012
Protesters in Barnet, north London, took over a council meeting as the Tory cabinet voted to hand £750 million of services to private firm Capita.

Profits and triple dips

11 December 2012
Britain could be heading for a triple dip recession, Lib Dem business secretary Vince Cable declared last week. His Tory coalition partners immediately condemned him.

Strikers and activists protest against Osborne's new cuts plan

06 December 2012
Hundreds protested in central London last night, Wednesday, against Tory chancellor George Osborne and his latest round of cuts.

The real record of new Bank of England governor Mark Carney

30 November 2012
Earlier this week Tory chancellor George Osborne named the new governor of the Bank of England—the Canadian banker Mark Carney, who will take over from Mervyn King.

Solidarity on student march against Tory education cuts

27 November 2012
Ten thousand students protested in London against fees and unemployment on Wednesday of last week.

£93 million a year for firm of bunglers with bloody hands

27 November 2012
The Tories are handing millions to some of the country’s least favourite private contractors.

By-election deposit losses leave coalition humiliated

20 November 2012
The parties of government found out just how unpopular they were on Thursday of last week. Labour won a by-election seat from the Tories for the first time in 15 years.

Tory party shaken by child abuse and cover-up accusations

06 November 2012
Abuse victims have made damning allegations that a number of senior Tories abused children—and that the establishment covered it up.

Child abuse scandal: the cover-up goes to the top

06 November 2012
David Cameron has announced an investigation into allegations that senior Tories abused children during the 1970s and 1980s.

Unite the Resistance conference can bring our battles together

30 October 2012
The 20 October demonstrations against Tory cuts brought almost a quarter of a million onto the streets of London and Glasgow. They showed the continuing force of the anti-austerity movement. However they have left many asking where we go from here—and how we get there.

Don't be young, or old, say robbing austerity hypocrites

30 October 2012
If you want to get along in Tory Britain, don’t be young. Or old. That’s the helpful advice coming from the top this week.

NHS trust goes bankrupt as Tory cuts begin to bite

30 October 2012
Hospital workers plan to fight proposals to close departments and privatise services after an NHS trust in south east London was forced into administration.

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