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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.

Cuts ballot in Southampton libraries

18 May 2010
Librarians across Southampton began a ballot for strike action on Monday over the Tory council’s plans to replace staff with volunteers.

Bradford lecturers first to strike under Cameron's government

12 May 2010
Lecturers at Bradford College took part in the first strike under David Cameron’s Tory government today.

David Cameron challenged by Right to Work protest

05 May 2010
Watch the BBC video of Right to Work campaigners protesting against a visit by Tory leader David Cameron to East Renfrewshire this morning.

In their own words

04 May 2010
‘She wanted me to know all my thinking was wrong and the so-called demons inside me were wrong. The session ended with her praying over me, calling out the demons. She believed homosexuality, transsexualism and addiction could be fixed by prayer.’Abi, a teenage girl who thought she was transsexual, on her "treatment" by Philippa Stroud, a Tory candidate and head of the think-tank the Centre for Social Justice

Tory MP makes comments against gay equality

24 April 2010
A group of students has confirmed to Socialist Worker that a leading Tory MP has made remarks against gay equality.

Desperate Tories turn nastier

20 April 2010
In trouble in the polls? Seeing power slipping away? Attack people on benefits and the poor is the traditional Tory response. And here it is this afternoon.

There's no such thing as 'big society'

20 April 2010
The Tories want us to join them in governing the country.

Tory toff of the week: Simon Hart

20 April 2010
Simon Hart is chief executive of pro‑hunting Countryside Alliance—and Tory candidate for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.

Parties play the race card

13 April 2010
The Tories are happy to whip up racism to grab votes.

Tory toff of the week: Super rich Henry Angest

13 April 2010
Lord Ashcroft might grab all the headlines – but the Tories have plenty of other super-rich backers.

Hundreds protest against Tory homophobia

13 April 2010
Five hundred protesters demonstrated outside Conservative headquarters last Sunday over shadow home secretary Chris Grayling’s comment that Christian B&B owners should be allowed to ban gay couples.

How the jobs lie was born

13 April 2010
The birth of the Tory immigration-jobs lie tells an interesting story about the manipulation of the media.

Politicians unite for an assault on workers

13 April 2010
The Labour and Tory parties launched their manifestos this week – and both are squarely focused on making workers pay for the crisis.

Tories are gay haters

06 April 2010
Whether you’re "young, old, rich, poor, black, white, gay, straight," David Cameron wants your support. You are the "great ignored", he says.

Who voted Tories as best council?

30 March 2010
West London’s Hammersmith & Fulham has been named Council of the Year by the Local Government Chronicle.

Secret Tory cuts plan for Lancashire council

23 March 2010
Hundreds of jobs are to be slashed and pay cut at Tory-run Lancashire County Council.

Our own struggles can shape general election

16 March 2010
The shape of the main parties’ election campaign gets clearer every day. Gordon Brown will try to sound slightly less keen on cuts than the Tories.

Lord Ashcroft’s millions are the tip of the iceberg

09 March 2010
Lord Ashcroft, who effectively owns the Tory party, hit the headlines as he admitted that he didn’t live here in order to avoid paying tax.

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