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Shape the revolts to give the Tories a kicking

07 March 2017
In the first ten weeks of 2017, more than 400,000 people across Britain have joined demonstrations against US president Donald Trump, racism and attacks on the health service.

What does the Tory Trade Union Act mean for trade unionism?

07 March 2017
As the Trade Union Act comes into force, Sadie Robinson looks at the barriers that aim to stop workers striking—and why the Tories want them

We need to fight for new referendum on Scottish independence

07 March 2017
Theresa May has set herself on a collision course with everyone who wants an independent Scotland

Trade Union Act—what do the Tories call 'important public services'?

07 March 2017
For workers in some sectors the new Tory Trade Union Act puts up an additional barrier in an attempt to prevent strikes. If workers who usually provide “important public services” are balloted, at least 40 percent of those eligible to vote must vote yes. This is on top of the new rule that a ballot must have a 50 percent turnout

Tories’ spiteful attack hits 150,000 disabled people

28 February 2017
Tory ministers have rewritten the law to deny increased benefit payments to more than 150,000 people.

Theresa May’s stitch-up over Brexit could unravel

28 February 2017
Since the Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent Central by-elections last week, the media have paused in their condemnations of Jeremy Corbyn only to sing the praises of Theresa May.

After woman is deported from Britain - resist the Tory wave of racism

28 February 2017
Deportations, attacks on refugees and plans to end European Union freedom of movement rules show the Tories true face—but they can be challenged, writes Dave Sewell

Antisocial Tories create an uncaring society

28 February 2017
The Tory attacks on both the NHS and social care leave vulnerable people with nowhere to go. Workers spoke to Tomáš Tengely-Evans about two sets of cuts that are creating a crisis—with a real effect on patients’ lives

Right wing has itself to blame for a Labour loss in Copeland

28 February 2017
The right wing of the Labour Party has stepped up its attacks on leader Jeremy Corbyn and the left after the party’s defeat in the Copeland by-election last week.

Two big marches take on the fracking bosses

28 February 2017
Hundreds of people rallied against fracking giant Cuadrilla near its Preston New Road site in Lancashire last Saturday.

Resist the Tories' STP plan—to Slash, Trash and Privatise the NHS

21 February 2017
The Tories’ NHS plans will mean hospital closures across England. But there is growing opposition to the STPs, with local groups springing up across England to oppose them.

After Southern drivers reject shoddy deal—unions should turn up the heat on Tories

16 February 2017
Southern Railway train drivers have rejected the deal cooked up over ten days of talks by the TUC union federation, rail bosses and their Aslef union officials by 54 percent to 46 percent.

Tory ‘gentleman’s agreement’ shames the nasty party that slashed social care

14 February 2017
Tory ministers made a dodgy deal to increase social care funding with the leader of a Tory-run county council that includes several top MPs’ constituencies.

Take heart from the hospital cuts protests and take fight to the Tories

14 February 2017
Anger at Tory attacks on the NHS is fuelling protests to beat them back.

Tories should be in trouble over Brexit

14 February 2017
On the face of it, the Tories should be more divided than Labour by the vote to leave the European Union.

The intensive scare around ‘health tourism’ is helping the Tories kill the NHS

14 February 2017
It’s not migrants who are draining the NHS - and laws to deny them free care are costing lives

Utterly Nuttall-lie. I can’t believe Ukip isn’t racist! It is

14 February 2017
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall seems to be easily confused. He is Ukip’s candidate in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election due next week

Tory housing policy papers over the cracks and won't solve the crisis

07 February 2017
The Tories’ Housing White Paper released this week marks a shift away from the pretence that everyone can buy their own home.

Newcastle joins the fight to stop STPs and to save the NHS

07 February 2017
Chants of “Save our NHS” rang through Newcastle city centre as over 1,000 people joined a march against the Tories’ assault on the health service last Saturday.

Rage erupts across Britain as tens of thousands join demos

31 January 2017
Chants of, “Dump Trump” and, “Shame on May” rang out through towns and cities across Britain as tens of thousands joined protests on Monday night.

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