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Unions must resist Tory plan for longer working hours

17 December 2017
The Tories are planning to use Brexit as an excuse to push through attacks on workers’ rights.

Build resistance now to vicious Tory offensive

12 December 2017
The year ends in avoidable cold and misery for the victims of Tory Britain.

Fight to bring an end to the Universal Credit nightmare

12 December 2017
Tory benefit reforms mean thousands of people face a Christmas of uncertainty and the threat of eviction. Mary, a young lone parent in London, is one of them.

This ‘Brexit triumph’ could be short-lived

12 December 2017
Two senior members of Theresa May’s cabinet brawled in the House of Commons last week as MPs voted on Brexit legislation.

As Boris Johnson calls for more Middle East intervention - get the Tories out

07 December 2017
Not wishing to be outdone by Donald Trump, foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said that Britain should return to the Middle East.

It will take action to win on pay

05 December 2017
Local government employers have offered a million council workers in England and Wales a 2 percent “rise” for each of the next two years

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.

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