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From The Socialist newspaper, 29 October 2015

Housing crisis on the agenda for Socialist Party in Reading

James Bibey, Reading Socialist Party

Reading and Bracknell Socialist Party held a well-attended public meeting on 21 October on the housing crisis.

Walthamstow Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) general election candidate Nancy Taaffe spoke to a room full of students, giving a telling account of the housing problems facing the new generation in Britain today.

She focused on issues such as over-crowding and social cleansing along with the problems of homelessness and the tragic consequences of such poverty for society.

There was plenty of discussion on how to pressure Labour leaders into driving through anti-austerity ideas. Nancy starkly pointed out that while there is more general anti-austerity talk, cuts are still taking place and destroying lives.

Jeremy Corbyn

Following the success of Jeremy Corbyn in being elected Labour leader, communities and trade unions must demand a council house building programme - taking a necessity like housing into our hands and out of the market.

We raised 20 and sold four copies of the Socialist. Four of those who attended were interested in joining to Socialist Party.

There is an excited section of young people who are keen to get involved in the struggle.

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The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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In The Socialist 29 October 2015:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Unite to fight divided Tories

'Momentum' must mobilise for real and lasting change

Hinkley deal - no point in nuclear

Sugar tax debate misses real causes of poor diet

First new grammar school in 50 years bolsters elitism

Them & Us

What we saw


International socialist news and analysis

Israeli government fans the flames of conflict

CWI news in brief


Socialist Party youth and students

What are the lessons of the 2010 student movement?

South African student solidarity demo

Students march in Leeds for free education


Workplace news and analysis

Steel industry and the battle for jobs

For a fighting and democratic Unison general secretary, vote Roger Bannister

Morrisons workers deserve fair pay and conditions

Hull council in aggressive attack on union convenors

Kill the Bill!

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party comments and reviews

Film review: Suffragette

Teachers and 'growth mindset'

Townsend Productions presents two critically acclaimed pieces of socialist theatre


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Fund the fight for socialism at home and internationally

TUSC councillor calls for local Labour to back Corbyn's anti-cuts stance

Housing crisis on the agenda for Socialist Party in Reading


 

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