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From The Socialist newspaper, 27 October 2021

News in brief

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Rivers of sewage

Here's the question. Who does the Tory government support: the privately owned water companies or the public?

It's a no brainer, and if you had any doubt then last week the government batted away a Lords amendment to the Environment Bill to make it illegal under certain circumstances to discharge untreated waste into our waterways.

According to the Environment Agency, the highly profitable water companies dumped raw sewage into rivers in England more than 400,000 times in 2020.

The main government objection to the amendment is that stopping this pollution would cost the companies too much.

The quality of water in our rivers has collapsed in the last five years as a result of raw sewage discharges, industrial chemicals being dumped and slurry run-offs from mega-farms. No river in the country is now certified as safe for swimmers.

If you don't want to swim in an open sewer, then fight to nationalise the water companies.

Britain Thinks - we need socialism

Consultancy 'Britain Thinks' has commissioned the 'Net Zero Diaries'. People are writing their thoughts about tackling climate change, and they make fascinating reading.

Most think:

More evidence that the Socialist Party's demand for socialist change to combat climate change is the way forward.

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In The Socialist 27 October 2021:


Budget

TORY BUDGET CON

Public spending under further threat from Tories

Tory NHS funding won't fix staff shortage

Public sector pay thaw - union fight is on for a real rise and funding


Fighting sexual harassment

Fighting sexism and harassment, and for a safe night out


Climate change

Tory climate plans set to fail - socialist planning needed

COP26: protest for Socialist change to reverse climate chaos

Youth climate protests

News in brief


Workplace news

Unite policy conference

Gwent Stagecoach workers driving for victory on pay

Clarks shoe workers strike to give 'fire and rehire' the boot

Royal Mail workers stand against 'unachievable workloads'

GPs vote to reject government plans

Workplace news in brief


Campaigns

The fight for Hackney's children's centres continues

Southampton People's budget Building an alternative to Tory and Labour austerity

Save Southall youth centre - stop all cuts

Carlisle says make the richest pay, not the poorest!


International

Military coup in Sudan - Defiant masses take to the streets


Readers' opinion

TV review Maid

TV review The Riots 2011: One Week in August


 

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