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Tories trashed in by-elections and votes for racist Ukip party dwindle

08 August 2017
Labour won four out of six council by-elections held on Thursday of last week. And in two of them—Margate Central and Milton Regis—Jeremy Corbyn’s party took the seat from the racist Ukip party.

Fat cats rake it in—make them pay out

08 August 2017
Some newspapers last week reported that Britain’s top bosses have suffered a 17 percent pay cut. The real news is that the gap between bosses’ and workers’ wages is growing.

New Tory figures expose the cruelty of their cap on benefits

08 August 2017
The number of people hit by the Tory benefit cap rocketed after the threshold was lowered last November, according to government figures released last week.

We still need a pay rise, says TUC—but we’ll need a bigger fight to get it

08 August 2017
The TUC union federation has called a major lobby and rally of parliament on 17 October “to tell our MPs that Britain’s dedicated public servants need a pay rise”.

Tories’ punishment and privatisation fuels crisis in prisons

08 August 2017
Prison riots that broke out last week put the spotlight on the overcrowded jail conditions in England and Wales under Tory rule. Simon Basketter investigates

Strikers in Brum refuse to be trashed by council

01 August 2017
Bin workers in Birmingham are waging a heroic fight against the Labour council’s funding cuts. Labour councils often condemn Tory austerity while passing it on.

Seize our rulers’ crisis to win real change

01 August 2017
The people at the top of society are in trouble. We need to be organised to exploit their vulnerability and force them out, and fight for a better society in the process

Tory Brexit plan will make migrants more vulnerable

01 August 2017
The free movement of people between Britain and the European Union (EU) is set to end with Brexit in March 2019, the Tories have decided.

Taking up the fight against the local authority cuts

31 July 2017
As Bristol’s mayor calls for protest against Tory austerity, Sadie Robinson looks at the fight against council cuts

Sheffield jobcentre strike inspires wider fight as PCS union discusses campaign

25 July 2017
Workers at a Sheffield jobcentre ended a week-long strike last Friday—and could soon be joined by workers at three other offices in their fight against Tory cuts and closures.

Birmingham council strike heats up as refuse staff take daily action

25 July 2017
Birmingham workers are fighting for their livelihoods against vicious council cuts, reports Dave Sewell

No mental health support or housing for Grenfell survivors

25 July 2017
The class divide brought into the light by the Grenfell Tower fire has been further exposed this week.

Shouts of 'murderers' from Grenfell survivors as council leader elected

20 July 2017
Survivors of the Grenfell Tower, treated with contempt by Kensington and Chelsea council for over a month, had a chance to speak last night, Wednesday. They did not hold back.

The Tories are the living dead - end the zombie regime

18 July 2017
A letter of no confidence in Theresa May is already circulating among Conservative MPs.

Eastern Avenue jobcentre walkout in Sheffield shows how to beat DWP cuts

18 July 2017
Workers at a jobcentre in Sheffield began their second week-long strike on Monday.

Reports round-up

18 July 2017
Shorts reports from the week including industrial action, refugee solidarity, opposing Ukip and resisting council cuts

Arrogant Tories have robbed our wages with public sector pay cap

18 July 2017
Chancellor Philip Hammond is not denying reports that he told his cabinet colleagues that public sector workers are “overpaid”.

Jeremy Corbyn rallies support - but gives ground to the Labour right

18 July 2017
Mobilisations bring success but bitter Labour MPs still want more concessions, reports Nick Clark

Time ticks away on the Tories’ collapsing cabinet

18 July 2017
Tony Blair's latest intervention in the Brexit debate shows him to be unusually self-deluding even by his standards. He still doesn’t seem to understand that every time he opens his mouth he damages whatever cause he’s supporting.

Victims speak out over contaminated blood agony - and call for justice

17 July 2017
With a possible inquiry on the way, contaminated blood scandal victims spoke to Sadie Robinson

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