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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.

Protest outside Tory conference on academies

02 March 2010
Anti-academies campaigners are set to protest at a conference organised by the Tory magazine, the Spectator.

How the miners shook Thatcher

02 March 2010
The biggest and longest mass strike in British history ended 25 years ago. Around 165,000 miners struck for a year from March 1984. They were fighting Tory prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s attempts to close pits, sack tens of thousands of workers and smash one of the most militant sections of the working class.

Tim: Tories reach out to workers

02 March 2010

Tories’ cuts message is behind sinking polls

02 March 2010
THE TORIES are far less certain of winning the election than they were a month ago. Opinion polls have shown their lead over Labour falling as low as 2 percent.

Right to Work protest at Tories spring conference

02 March 2010
Right to Work supporters tackled the Tories in Brighton last Sunday.

The Tories are a party of lobbyists

23 February 2010
Tory leader David Cameron is complaining that the Labour government loves up to sleazy parliamentary lobbyists. And yes, that’s true.

The election brings many challenges for socialists

16 February 2010
The swathe of Tory posters disfiguring billboards up and down Britain signal that the general election campaign is underway.

Forward to a general strike in Greece

16 February 2010
There is a lot of anger among workers here. This was to be expected in a country that had put up fierce resistance to attacks by the previous Tory government.

Letters

16 February 2010
Should socialists vote for the Labour Party? I teach in a primary school in London. At work people are aware of the despicable things Labour has done to our lives and education. During the London mayor elections in 2008 most teachers in my school voted Green or abstained. But things have changed. Teachers are talking about how scared they are of a Tory government – they started Sats, league tables and Ofsted. David Cameron has become the staffroom’s hate figure.

Business agenda at the heart of parliamentary corruption

09 February 2010
Parliament is rotten to the core. Three Labour MPs – David Chaytor, Elliot Morley and Jim Devine – and one Tory peer are facing criminal charges over their expenses.

Who do you vote for?

09 February 2010
The prospect of the Tories in government rightly fills many workers with horror. The party of Eton boys and bonus-grabbing bankers, the party that openly celebrates capitalism, could soon be in Number 10.

Tory flip-flop over cuts shows their weakness

02 February 2010
Spot the difference. Last April, David Cameron strutted the stage at the Tory spring conference, talking tough. He declared an "age of austerity", and boasted that the Tories would face up to the "incredibly tough decisions" on government spending.

The real face of the Tories

12 January 2010
David Cameron moved to attack immigrants this week as the Tories proved they’re still the nasty party.

Thatcher behind closed doors

05 January 2010
The newly released archives from 1979 give an insight into Margaret Thatcher’s thinking. They also show that, in private, Tories are even more reactionary than they are in public.

Ticket office closures will make London’s tube less safe

15 December 2009
London’s Tory mayor Boris Johnson is preparing a £5 billion cuts programme on London Underground, which will mean the closure of 144 station ticket offices and threats to 1,200 jobs.

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