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Tories in crisis – Act now to get them out!

Editorial in The Socialist 11/07/2018 For mass trade union-led struggle against the weak and divided government Demand an immediate general election For a Corbyn-led government with socialist policies Theresa May is clinging to power by a thread. For the first time since 1982 two cabinet ministers have resigned within 24 hours, as the Brexit civil war has ignited into a ...

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Antisemitism, Israel-Palestine, and the left

An article in the June 2018 issue (no. 219) of Socialism Today The Labour right wing and capitalist establishment are waging a colossal campaign to undermine Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party and his anti-austerity policies. Particularly pernicious is the avalanche of antisemitism allegations levelled against him – and the left in general. This threat can only be answered ...

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Windrush Scandal: Tories and Blairites To Blame

By Marvin Hay, Socialist Party black and Asian group The “hostile environment” that Theresa May promised to create as home secretary with the Immigration Act 2014, and the policy and guidance that have spewed from the Home Office under the Tories and Blairites, were always going to lead to increased oppression for black and Asian workers. The Socialist Party opposes ...

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Antisemitism slurs: latest attempt to derail Corbynism

From the editorial of The Socialist 29/03/2018 The Blairite majority of Labour MPs will never be reconciled to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Corbyn resoundingly won the second leadership contest they forced on him in 2016 but they go on looking for every opportunity to undermine, damage and remove him. Their slandering him as ‘antisemitic’, dredging up a two-line Facebook comment he made ...

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Russia, spies and nerve agents

Should anyone accept Theresa May’s and the Labour right’s version of events? By Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary Jeremy Corbyn is broadly right and his pro-capitalist critics both within the Tory government and their Labour fifth column in the Parliamentary Labour Party are wrong and lying in their responses to the recent use of nerve agents in Britain. Of ...

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Welsh NHS Crisis – We Cannot Go On Like This

By Dave Reid We cannot go on like this. That is the substance of the letter from A&E consultants to the Welsh government. A&E consultants in Wales have written to First Minister, Carwyn Jones, to draw attention to the huge crisis in Welsh hospitals this winter. This letter follows on from a similar letter that A&E consultants in England have ...

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Crisis nurse: “staff are desperate for change” – unions must build for action

By Andrew Bromhall, NHS mental health nurse and Unison rep (in a personal capacity) I work as a crisis nurse and unscheduled care practitioner, with the aim of giving patients a choice – if safe – between hospital admission and home treatment. This choice, unfortunately, is sometimes made for them. With the shortage of mental health in-patient beds, people are ...

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Unison vows to fight £31m cuts by Carmarthenshire Plaid council

Carmarthenshire Unison branch has attacked the decision of Plaid-led Carmarthenshire County Council to impose £31 million cuts on the county. Mark Evans, secretary of the Carmarthenshire Unison, also slammed the sham consultation that Carmarthenshire and other councils are employing. Speaking to the Western Mail Evans said: “This is a sham consultation where most of the decisions have already been made ...

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Brum bin workers great victory against Blairite Labour council

By Ian Leech and Clive Walder, Birmingham Socialist Party The Socialist Party salutes the marvellous campaign of Birmingham’s bin workers. Birmingham council have backed down in their battle with the city’s bin workers on the eve of a High Court hearing to determine whether their 106 threatened redundancies were lawful. The council have agreed to withdraw the redundancies and give the ...

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Review: Labour – The Summer That Changed Everything

By Dave Reid Today it all appears to be sweetness and light in the Parliamentary Labour Party. The daily Blairite attacks on Corbyn appear to have receded and Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell seem to be believe that the PLP is behind them. But David Modell’s fly-on-the wall documentary that followed four candidates through the general election campaign earlier this ...

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