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Now is definitely the best time for James Bond to die

Now is definitely the best time for James Bond to die With the release of the latest film in the James Bond franchise, No Time to Die, Simon Basketter argues that it’s high time we see the sexist spy, and the film series’ reactionary politics, bite the dust

‘Tax the rich, cancel the cut’—protesters demand Tories keep Universal Credit uplift

‘Tax the rich, cancel the cut’—protesters demand Tories keep Universal Credit uplift Angry protesters blocked traffic outside Downing Street on Thursday evening to oppose Tory welfare cuts.

Letters—Universal Credit cuts will push food banks to the edge

Letters—Universal Credit cuts will push food banks to the edge The reduction in Universal Credit (UC) by £20 a week will force 1.2 million people to skip meals according to a survey conducted by YouGov.

Letters—Unions must fight for safety as new school term begins

Letters—Unions must fight for safety as new school term begins Education workers are returning to schools across England and Wales with mixed emotions.

Sunak’s Tory budget gives away tax cuts to rich and big business

Sunak’s Tory budget gives away tax cuts to rich and big business Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget is Tory through and through. He promised a glut of tax cuts and giveaways for bosses and the rich—and threatened austerity for ordinary people in the future.

Tories refuse to accept protest letters from disabled people ahead of budget

Tories refuse to accept protest letters from disabled people ahead of budget The Tories snubbed some of the most vulnerable people in society ahead of this week’s budget, as they continued to prioritise the rich.

Dpac action + Clyde strikes + Local government pay

01 March 2021
Workers are set to strike at the Coulport and Faslane naval bases on the Clyde from 12 March.

Scrapping Universal Credit £20 uplift will be ‘huge blow’

15 February 2021
The fight is on to force the Tories to keep the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit (UC).

Rich rats deserting sinking yachts for sealed bunkers

16 November 2020
Not content with hiding away on private islands, the super-rich are now buying exclusive services to rescue them from pandemics, protests and climate catastrophes.

Cummings’ PR mates keep getting lucrative contracts

07 September 2020
A lobbying and PR firm co-founded by an ally of Dominic Cummings has been given two government contracts without competitive tenders during the pandemic.

Police forced to apologise for telling disabled woman to stop sitting on bench

18 April 2020
'It’s not the same for everybody because not everybody needs to sit down.'

Crucial care services are being withdrawn during coronavirus crisis

29 March 2020
Councils and care bosses are asking people to fend for themselves 

Reports round-up - Dpac stages protests against Tory Universal Credit

24 April 2018
Activists in Disabled People Against Cuts (Dpac) held a day of action against Universal Credit (UC) on Wednesday of last week.

Universal Credit linked to rent arrears

27 February 2018
Nearly three quarters of all tenants on the Universal Credit (UC) benefit in East Lothian, Scotland, are in rent arrears.

LETTERS: ‘I was made to go through interrogation by the state’

26 February 2018
Plus, cuts to mental health services, South Africa after Zuma and more

Wry hitman fantasy shows wheelchair users’ reality in Kills on Wheels

12 September 2017
It’s no secret that disabled film roles tend to be played by able-bodied actors.

Court justifies councils’ race to bottom for disability assistants

12 September 2017
The Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal against an earlier judgement allowing Oxfordshire County Council to cut Luke Davey’s social care package by almost half.

LETTERS: The UN tore the Tories to shreds on disabled people’s rights

28 August 2017
In Geneva, Switzerland, last week, the United Nations (UN) disability committee told Britain’s government that its cuts have led to “human catastrophe”.

UN officials slam Tories for breaching disabled people's human rights

23 August 2017
Britain’s government is breaching disabled people’s human rights, a United Nations (UN) committee heard yesterday, Wednesday.

People hold big rallies to defend the NHS

06 June 2017
Thousands of people have rallied in support of the NHS in the last week, showing their outrage at the Tories’ attacks.

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