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Poverty report finds millions suffer hardship

05 December 2017
Tory rule has increased the number of children, pensioners and workers who live in poverty—reversing a long-term decline.

Theresa May is in a bind over Brexit—struggle could bring her government down

04 December 2017
Theresa May is being further squeezed by incompatible pressures over Brexit

Let Calais migrants into Britain, say anti-racists

28 November 2017
Campaigners taking aid to refugees say the only solution is to open the border, reports Dave Sewell

Fracking boss calls on Tories to overrule local council

27 November 2017
Gas giant Ineos—owned by energy baron Jim Ratcliffe—called on the government to override Derbyshire County Council’s planning processes so it can start fracking.

Hammond’s budget—money for the bosses, more misery for the rest of us

22 November 2017
Philip Hammond’s budget speech did even less than some expected to address the epidemic of poverty and low pay in Tory Britain

Misery in Tory Britain as Universal Credit lands domestic violence survivor with eviction threat

21 November 2017
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget will do nothing to end the regime of cuts, poverty and racism.

Anger as jobcentre bosses hold sick Universal Credit ‘rollout parties’

21 November 2017
As jobcentres switch to Universal Credit (UC), sick bosses are holding “rollout parties” to celebrate.

A crisis of politics hounds the European ruling class

21 November 2017
Until this week the Tories looked like the weakest government in the European Union. (EU). That’s impressive given the competition.

Tory cuts meant the ‘economic murder’ of 120,000 people

21 November 2017
Tory NHS and social care cuts are “economic murder” and could cause 100 unnecessary deaths a day without emergency funds, a report has warned.

Fiddling the figures can’t end Tory crisis

20 November 2017
Philip Hammond, the Tory chancellor, likes to present himself as a safe pair of hands. He’s nicknamed “spreadsheet Phil”. Boring maybe, but reliable. But he’s been responsible for two of the biggest media pratfalls of the present government, which is saying something.

Workers need a pay rise the budget won’t deliver

19 November 2017
Chancellor Philip Hammond will likely claim that he’s scrapped the 1 percent public sector pay cap when he delivers his budget this week.

The Tories’ Brexit carry-on—a guide to the EU Withdrawal Bill

17 November 2017
The big cheeses in the Tory party are in a pickle over their EU Withdrawal Bill. But what’s the fuss about—and what would the bill mean for workers and migrants? Dave Sewell investigates

March for Grenfell swells with silent anger as report condemns Tory council

14 November 2017
Almost 2,000 people joined the latest monthly silent march on Tuesday night to commemorate the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire

Universal discredit—the Tories wreck our lives

14 November 2017
The Tories’ Universal Credit (UC) benefit regime is wrecking lives.

More ministers are under pressure after two resign in just eight days

14 November 2017
After the departures of Priti Patel and Michael Fallon, Damian Green and Boris Johnson are in the spotlight

Police had ‘no malice’ when they hoped a boy was raped

14 November 2017
Two cops were dismissed from the Avon and Somerset force last week after they were recorded saying they hoped a teenage boy “got raped”.

More people died in Grenfell Tower fire than the Tories will admit

14 November 2017
New figures suggest that some 99 people died in the Grenfell Tower fire—and Kensington and Chelsea council is still dragging its feet on rehousing survivors, says Alistair Farrow

May hangs by a thread as Tory Brexit fallout gets nasty

13 November 2017
Theresa May was losing her grip over her own party as MPs prepared to debate the European Union (EU) Withdrawal Bill on Tuesday.

Fall of Priti Patel brings vile Tory government one step closer to the brink

09 November 2017
Two cabinet ministers have now resigned from their posts in the space of a week. Disgracefully both remain as MPs. The government is in an even deeper crisis.

The scandal of Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights is bigger than Priti Patel

08 November 2017
Priti Patel, the Tory international development minister, is expected to be sacked over secret deals to fund Israel’s army in the occupied Golan Heights.

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