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Pressure ratchets up on BP over oil disaster

15 June 2010
The Tory press leapt to the defence of BP last week after US president Barack Obama denounced the firm’s handling of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Tories will send kids to Kabul

08 June 2010
The Tories are planning to deport hundreds of unaccompanied Afghan children to Kabul.

Tories plans reduce defendants' rights

08 June 2010
New Tory plans will increase pressure on people arrested by police to plead guilty long before they even reach court.

No democracy in Tory academy plans

08 June 2010
Tory plans will mean schools can be turned into academies solely on the say-so of the headteacher and school governors.

Protest against Tory cuts on Budget day

08 June 2010
In every borough, town and city across Britain, people are waking up to the reality of the widespread cuts that will destroy public services, jobs—and people’s lives.

The deep divisions that remain unresolved in the Tory Party

08 June 2010
Margaret Thatcher failed to stem Britain’s global decline, despite her vicious assault on the working class. That had a number of consequences.

Our ‘share’ of cuts should be 0 percent

08 June 2010
THE TORIES and the media peddle a great lie. Cuts are inevitable, they say. The only debate should be about precisely which services get slashed and how many hundreds of thousands of jobs go into the mincer.

Cameron wants 'decades of pain': Make the rich feel the pain

08 June 2010
Prime minister David Cameron says there will be "decades of pain" as the Tories unleash savage spending cuts.

Exploit weaknesses in Tory coalition

02 June 2010
The Tory/Lib Dem coalition is trying to push through massive cuts, but has a weak political base.

A government of the lobbyists for the lobbyists

01 June 2010
David Cameron and Nick Clegg claim their government will tackle lobbying. However, the Tory under secretary for defence is Gerald Howarth MP.

Incapacity benefit plans will take things back to the 1980s

01 June 2010
People who claim benefits face a vicious attack. The Tories want to move them on to ever-cheaper allowances, "job creation schemes" and into low paid work.

Act to stop Tory plan to wreck our schools

01 June 2010
The Tories’ plans for a mass expansion of "academy" schools would mean the end of the state education system as we know it.

Divided Britain’s growing inequality

25 May 2010
If the Tories get away with their huge public spending cuts, they will drive up poverty and unemployment.

A party terrified of workers’ resistance

25 May 2010
The Tories have always been loyal to two things—the needs of the ruling class and hostility to workers.

When workers beat the law

25 May 2010
Workers have beaten anti-union laws before. The laws are intended to intimidate, but they cannot prevent struggle if they are disobeyed. One key example is the dockers under a Tory government in the 1970s.

In their own words

25 May 2010
‘Behind some obvious Lib Dem language, the hard-line Tory policies have survived almost precisely intact.’

Tory defence minister Gerald Howarth’s links to arms companies

20 May 2010
Another day another Tory minister turns out to have strong links to the companies his department makes decisions over.

Tory cabinet minister Caroline Spelman lobbied her own department

19 May 2010
The new Tory government has promised to clean up lobbying of politicians.

Ruling against BA strike is a knife at every worker's throat

18 May 2010
The outrageous decision to outlaw strikes at British Airways is directed against everyone who wants to see resistance to the Tory cuts.

The weak and nasty Tories can be beaten

18 May 2010
The pretence is over. All the main parties spent the election campaign carefully avoiding any talk of their plans for massive cuts to public spending.

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