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Women workers are losing thousands of pounds in retirement, new figures show

03 November 2018
Women will receive thousands of pounds less a year in retirement – on top of facing a longer wait before they can claim their state pension.

Scrap Universal Credit

30 October 2018
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond threw more money at the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit in this week’s budget. MPs’ fears of unrest because of the impact of UC forced his hand.

Frackers all shaken up as tremors pause work

30 October 2018
Bosses’ claims that fracking is safe have been rumbled by activists and small earthquakes, says Sarah Bates

The Troublemaker—US mercenaries worked as a ‘murder squad’ in Yemen

30 October 2018
A US company Spear Operations Group organised a private assassination squad to work in Yemen.

Meagre ‘handouts’ and more cuts—why Philip Hammond’s budget isn’t the end of austerity

29 October 2018
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget on Monday confirmed that austerity is not over.

‘Fortress mentality’ means Tories ignore ‘unacceptable hardship’ of Universal Credit

26 October 2018
The Tories’ hated Universal Credit benefit is causing “unacceptable hardship and difficulties” for many claimants, according to a new report from MPs.

Winter flu vaccine crisis looms after years of Tory budget cuts and selloffs in NHS

25 October 2018
An east London GP has warned that elderly people could die this winter because of flu vaccine shortages.

Brexit crisis could spell the end for Theresa May

23 October 2018
Tory prime minister Theresa May faced a growing threat to her leadership as Socialist Worker went to press on Tuesday.

Tories partially retreat on Universal Credit amid outrage and fears of ‘riots’

23 October 2018
The Tories are under pressure over their hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit. They were last week forced to delay the rollout of UC from next year to 2020.

Huge march for a ‘People's Vote’ boosts the big business agenda

21 October 2018
Almost 700,000 marched for a “People’s Vote” in London on Saturday.

Anti-frackers freed from prison, and call for mass demonstration

18 October 2018
After three jailed protesters were released on appeal, they urged everyone to be part of the fight against fracking and join a mass demonstration. 

Crunch time for Brexit deepens the Tory crisis

16 October 2018
A crucial week for the Brexit process will further expose the deep divisions that lie at the heart of the Tory party

Tories risk a man’s life to push through deportation

16 October 2018
The Tories are trying to deport a man so ill he needs medics on board the deportation flight.

Cuadrilla begins first fracking in Britain for seven years

15 October 2018
Fracking has once again started in Britain, another sign of how the government and big business are endangering the environment.

Benefit sanctions leave people "suicidal", scared and homeless, finds study

14 October 2018
Benefit sanctions are “life threatening” for some disabled claimants, according to a new study. And the constant threat of sanctions leaves many “living in a state of constant anxiety”.

‘Benefits regime pushed me to the edge’

14 October 2018
The Tories’ rollout of Universal Credit has driven thousands of working class people into hunger, homelessness and debt—and some to death. People living through the war on benefits told Sadie Robinson why it should be scrapped

Woman on benefits says—‘Tory benefit cuts forced me to starve’

09 October 2018
The Universal Credit benefits regime has to be scrapped

Don't trust Theresa May’s housing pledge - demand new council homes

09 October 2018
Theresa May announced last week that she was removing the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing cap for local authorities.

State racism—fuelling the fire of fascism

09 October 2018
Tories and others claim that they can undermine the far right by being more racist. But as Tomáš Tengely-Evans explains, conceding to the fascists’ ideas just boosts them

Mental health cuts leave quarter of patients waiting three months for treatment

09 October 2018
Shocking new research has revealed the scale of the crisis facing mental health services.

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