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The Tories declare class war - fight back now

19 October 2010
George Osborne’s spending cuts are a declaration of brutal class war.

Housing: Who are the real ‘under-occupiers’?

19 October 2010
The Tories want to force council tenants who earn anything more than poverty wages out of their homes.

Firefighters are striking for us all

19 October 2010
London’s firefighters were set to strike this Saturday, in the first big walkout since the Tories launched their cuts onslaught.

Exposing the myth of ‘ordinary bloke’ David Cameron and his ‘Mr Average’ friends

19 October 2010
In the 1950s the establishment joked that a sign should hang outside the elite Eton private school reading, "Cabinet makers to Her Majesty the Queen". Depressingly the same thing could be said again in the early 21st century.

Newport comes out to stop passport job massacre

19 October 2010
Newport in South Wales is a city already facing up to the bleak consequences of Tory cuts. Two weeks ago, the government announced the closure of the Passport Office there with the loss of 300 jobs.

Thousands take to the streets against austerity

19 October 2010
Thousands of trade unionists protested in central London on Tuesday to oppose Tory plans to make massive public spending cuts in Wednesday’s comprehensive spending review.

Meet Tory cuts onslaught with fury and action

12 October 2010
The working class in Britain faces an avalanche of cuts. The spending review on 20 October must be met with outrage and action, not paralysis and surrender.

Tories slam door on poor students

12 October 2010
The Tory plan to increase tuition fees is a vicious assault on students, education and working people.

Lord Hutton opens Tory assault on pensions

12 October 2010
Lord Hutton’s pension review signals an assault on the living standards of five million workers.

Bosses say...‘Sign up for pay cuts or you’re out’

12 October 2010
On Wednesday 20 October, ­millionaire Tory chancellor George Osborne will unleash a torrent of attacks on jobs and services.

Activists meet to resist Tory housing assault

12 October 2010
Campaigners from Defend Council Housing (DCH) lobbied MPs on Monday over new threats to millions of tenants’ housing security.

Inequality stunts the lives of millions

12 October 2010
The Tories plan an assault on the working class that will drive down living standards and push up inequality.

Letters

12 October 2010
Letters

Birmingham's Tory council leads new attack on asylum seekers

12 October 2010
At the same time as attacking the workforce, Birmingham’s Tory housing chief is throwing the city’s asylum seekers out of their homes—to make room for "our people".

Demonstrations against the Tory cuts

12 October 2010
19 October London: rally and lobby against the cuts, Westminster Central Hall, doors open 12 noon.Go to <a href="http://www.tuc.org.uk/alltogether">www.tuc.org.uk/alltogether</a>

‘Big Society’ - just a cover for cuts?

12 October 2010
This is how the Financial Times editorial reported on David Cameron’s speech to the Tory Party conference: "Having exhumed the idea of the ‘Big Society’, he struggled to breathe life into it. He denied that it was a cover for cuts. But fog descended when he tried to explain."

Poorest will suffer as Osborne turns screw on benefits

05 October 2010
The Tories want to dismantle the welfare state. And they are trying to minimise opposition to their plans by making a huge play about tackling the benefits of the "rich".

Who says?

05 October 2010
‘I was incredibly struck by the feeling that people think the Tories genuinely enjoy this cutting’

Millionaire Tories’ war on poor

05 October 2010
The Tories this week said they were sharing the pain of the cuts and targeting the better off.

7,000 join Right to Work march on Tory conference

05 October 2010
Thousands of trade unionists, students and campaigners filled the streets of central Birmingham last Sunday, defying pouring rain to join the Right to Work march on the Tory party conference.

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