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25 November 2020

Covid crisis: "We won't pay the price"


After giving Covid contracts worth billions to their cronies, the Tories announced yet another pay freeze for millions of public sector workers, and the scrapping of the planned increase in the minimum wage

25 November 2020

Stop the Tories putting profit before health

Covid, vaccines and the NHS: Millions will be breathing a huge sigh of relief at the news of several Covid-19 vaccines successfully passing through their development stages

18 November 2020

Women workers need strong trade unions to defend their jobs, pay and services

Why I am backing Hugo Pierre for Unison general secretary: "It's bedlam at the care home", said one care worker, my neighbour and Unison member. She went on to say: "They admitted three more patients at the weekend. We have never been so full. Some residents

18 November 2020

Covid, vaccines, 'big pharma' - and the need for socialism

News that early results from a vaccine showed 90% effectiveness was greeted with relief

18 November 2020

Campaign for school Covid safety must continue

The National Education Union demands for Covid safety have again been ignored by the government

18 November 2020

Tories in turmoil... 'Reset' the whole system! Fight for socialism


Who needs Game of Thrones when you have the unfolding events in Johnson's government?
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18 November 2020

Tory crisis cannot be 'reset' - workers need a new mass party

Relations at the top of the government are both putrid and precarious

18 November 2020

System failing thousands of children in care

The children's commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has described the residential care home system as broken, and accused the Tory government of a "deep-rooted institutional ambivalence" to the plight of vulnerable children in care

18 November 2020

Wales exams scrapped: What's behind the headline?

The decision by the Welsh Government to scrap 2021 end-of-year exams for A-level and GCSE students is a step in the right direction

18 November 2020

Croydon Council declares bankruptcy - no cuts in Croydon or any other council

With a 66 million gap between income and expenditure, Labour-controlled Croydon Council is effectively bankrupt - politically and financially

18 November 2020

Tories student 'evacuation' plan won't work

The government plans to allow students in England to travel for Christmas

11 November 2020

Spycops inquiry : why the capitalist state feared and continues to fear socialism

Of 1,000 organisations the SDS infiltrated, only three are thought to be right wing.

11 November 2020

Capitalists vs working class - not in it together

"We are really not all in this together. It is far worse for some than for others." It could be a quote from any of the millions of working-class people whose living standards have plummeted

11 November 2020

Tory U-turn: Free school meals

Less starvation for us, more humiliation for the government: In its latest U-turn, the government finally agreed a 170 million package to support children - children largely made vulnerable as a result of the Tories' capitalist system.

11 November 2020

Tory U-turn: Furlough extended - not enough to save jobs

Boris Johnson's recent U-turn, to extend furlough, will give a glimmer of hope to some workers, but will come too late for many already dumped by their employers.

11 November 2020

Covid law used against striking workers - for workers' control of safety measures

On the very first day of the new national lockdown, police issued dispersal orders to a picket line of striking workers, on the grounds of breaching the new rules.

11 November 2020

Covid and poverty rising - Welsh lockdown ends with little progress

Wales emerged from a two-week lockdown on 9 November. There is little evidence that the 'firebreak' introduced by the Welsh government had much impact on the spread of the virus.

6 November 2020

Socialists, including Labour MP, spied on by police and security services

Nearly six years after it was set up the Undercover Policing Inquiry has finally begun, albeit in an extremely limited and inadequate way

5 November 2020

Independent Socialist Group interim statement on 2020 US election

Vote counts are too close to call for the Presidential election. Anti-Trump protests began overnight.


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