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5 November 2014
The article "Private companies hold NHS to ransom" (Socialist 830) showed how giant software companies can exploit their near monopoly position
11 June 2014
PFI profit machine: Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes in the NHS, schools, councils, etc, are notorious for being a gigantic rip-off of the public purse
30 April 2014
As trade unionists commemorated the workplace dead and injured on Workers' Memorial Day, 28 April, it emerged that safety on the multi-billion Crossrail project in London and the South East has been compromised by a 'culture of spying and fear'
16 April 2014
Why I joined the Socialist Party: I work in the Tesco distribution centre in Doncaster. My wife is a former NHS support worker, now privatised to the employment of Care UK, writes Jason Fawley.
2 October 2013
The world is heating up - this is now beyond argument. A report from the UN has now backed the 97% of climate scientists who believe human activity to be the main cause, writes Geoff Jones.
1 December 2010
YOUR HEALTH care is being privatised. Your body's ailments may worry you but to someone else they will be soon be a commodity to be bartered for, bought and sold on the free market, writes By an NHS healthworker.
24 March 2010
MANY MPs accept money from big companies. This is in addition to direct company donations to the main parties. Why do these companies give cash? It's obvious isn't it - to get influence over government...
3 March 2010
FEW THINGS better display the underlying morality of capitalism than the scale and scope of 'offshore banking', 'off-balance-sheet' accounting and parasitical speculation - thievery by most people's definition, writes Steve Appleton.
5 December 2009
No privatisation, fight the big business agenda: AFTER MARTIN Stanley, the industry regulator's recent vicious attacks on postal workers, it is easy to see why Royal Mail management felt confident to provoke further strike action after the 24-hour official strike at Watford, a London postal worker writes.
22 April 2009
Big business parties attack our services: Whether a Labour or a Tory government is elected at the next general election, either will try to make extensive public spending cuts, writes Judy Beishon.
15 October 2008
CONSULTATION ON a government white paper - Planning for a sustainable future - ended recently. The government claims that changes are needed to the planning system to speed up and streamline the planning...
1 November 2007
The PUSH NHS demonstration in 2006 called for a national demonstration, photo Sarah Sachs-Eldridge
17 May 2007
DAY TWO of Gordon Brown's campaign to convince a doubting public that he is different from Blair finds him in Gillingham where he famously shared an ice cream with the outgoing PM during the last general election...
19 April 2007
NHS demonstration, 1 November 2006, photo Alison Hill
29 March 2007
CULTURE SECRETARY Tessa Jowell recently announced that the 2012 Olympic games to be staged in east London, will cost an estimated £9.3 billion...
24 January 2004
SOCIALIST PARTY member John Reid was invited along to Newsnight with his daughters Nathalie, a student currently £11,000 in debt, and Stephanie, who is seriously reconsidering whether she can afford to attend university in three years time because top-up fees will saddle her with debts of at least £20,000...
12 July 2002
WORLDCOM is the latest American company to rock world stock markets with its false accounting. Apparently at least one of its directors couldn't tell the difference between expenses and profit. This scandal
14 June 2002
SUPPORT FOR New Labour in opinion polls is sinking fast. It's now at its lowest level since the fuel protests in 2000. Former transport secretary Stephen Byers might have gone, but that hasn't stopped
1 February 2002
HOW DOES big business get influence with top politicians? After your firm's share prices soar by 1,700% in 16 years, your fortunes fade - how can you lie about your profits to keep those share prices
16 March 2001
GORDON BROWN'S budget was framed to guarantee a New Labour victory without scaring the big business horses says KEVIN PARSLOW...
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