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The Socialist 26 September 2018

Militant was right - councils can fight cuts

The Socialist issue 1011

Militant was right - councils can fight cuts

Fight for a democratic, socialist Labour Party

Fighting for socialism amid capitalist chaos


Students and workers unite and fight

Freshers fairs: socialist ideas chime with students


Private firms and toothless regulator to blame for trains chaos - nationalise rail now!

Fight plans for A&E appointment system - fight to save our NHS

Labour civil war rages in Enfield

Them & Us


Who wants driver-only operation?

Hospitality workers coordinate historic strike

Strike vote: college staff want a pay rise

Compulsory redundancies stopped at Leicester University

Safety-critical airport workers continue strike

Glasgow workers striking for equal pay


Victory for Sheffield Save Our NHS

Residents push back Barking estate landlords

Brilliant sales at Labour Party conference

Directors' contempt for repressed workers

Huddersfield campaigners keep their powder dry


Trump's tariffs raise international tensions


Powerful defence of the welfare state

The Socialist inbox

 
 
 
 
 

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Them & Us

Them and us fishes, photo Suzanne Beishon

Them and us fishes, photo Suzanne Beishon   (Click to enlarge)

Them...

  • State-owned Network Rail which owns and manages rail infrastructure has sold all property under rail arches to a private owner for 1.46 billion. 5,200 properties spanning 17 million square feet, the majority of which are converted arches which trade as small businesses, have been offloaded to property managers Telereal Trillium.
  • Newly-independent Blairite MP Frank Field has joined a millionaire Tory donor to open a new academy school. Field, who quit the Labour Party whip to undermine Jeremy Corbyn, did not respond to requests from website Schools Week for a comment, but a spokesperson did defend his relationship with Tory donor David Ross.
  • Dictatorial Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has appointed himself chairman of Turkey's sovereign wealth fund which presides over assets worth over $200 billion. He has even announced that his son-in-law will act as his deputy.

...and us

  • More than 14 million people, including 4.5 million children, are living in poverty. The Social Metrics Commission found that the numbers are higher than previous figures.
  • The maximum interest rate on student loans in England and Wales has gone up from 6.1% to 6.3%. At 6.3%, a graduate would need to earn more than 60,000 a year before starting to reduce their debt. A father of one graduate - who due to interest now owes 7,642 on top of their 50,000 student debt - says they may as well be in debt to Wonga.
  • Grenfell Fire demonsrators, 17.6.17, photo Mary Finch

    Grenfell Fire demonsrators, 17.6.17, photo Mary Finch   (Click to enlarge)

  • 54 privately owned student residential blocks in England remain clad in combustible material similar to the Grenfell Tower cladding. The National Union of Students has said the buildings should not be used until they have been repaired and called for a full list of the affected premises to be published.

In this issue


What we think

Militant was right - councils can fight cuts

Fight for a democratic, socialist Labour Party

Fighting for socialism amid capitalist chaos


Socialist Students

Students and workers unite and fight

Freshers fairs: socialist ideas chime with students


News

Private firms and toothless regulator to blame for trains chaos - nationalise rail now!

Fight plans for A&E appointment system - fight to save our NHS

Labour civil war rages in Enfield

Them & Us


Workplace

Who wants driver-only operation?

Hospitality workers coordinate historic strike

Strike vote: college staff want a pay rise

Compulsory redundancies stopped at Leicester University

Safety-critical airport workers continue strike

Glasgow workers striking for equal pay


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Victory for Sheffield Save Our NHS

Residents push back Barking estate landlords

Brilliant sales at Labour Party conference

Directors' contempt for repressed workers

Huddersfield campaigners keep their powder dry


International socialist news and analysis

Trump's tariffs raise international tensions


Opinion

Powerful defence of the welfare state

The Socialist inbox


 

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