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Tories Out! General election Now!

Theresa May’s government is on the brink. Yesterday the resignations began. Esther McVey and Dominic Raab were first out the door, along with a number of junior ministers. More could potentially follow them in the hours ahead. Coups, plots and leadership challenges are all being openly discussed. The trade union and labour movement must intervene now. Jeremy Corbyn and the ...

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Corbyn must fight for a workers’ Brexit

From the editorial of The Socialist If a variant of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Chequers proposal eventually becomes a Brexit deal, it will mean Britain remaining subject to much of the EU’s austerity-promoting and privatising neoliberalism. On the other hand, if the Tories who want a ‘hard’ break from the EU win out, it will also be against workers’ ...

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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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Fight to Save NHS Wales

By Dave Reid Hundreds will be rallying in Tredegar in South Wales on July 1st to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS. The march assembles at the house of Aneurin Bevan, founder of the NHS, who based the principles of the NHS on the Tredegar Workmen’s Medical Aid Society. He used his experience in providing cheap ...

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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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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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Fight closures of West Wales hospitals

By Beth Webster, Welsh nurse Three major hospitals in West Wales could close under proposals by Hywel Dda University Health Board. Until now, Welsh Labour has denied there is a crisis in the Welsh NHS – despite reports similar to those in England of waits of over 12 hours for ambulances and patients dying in corridors. Management is considering various ...

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Tories raise rail fares again – while Welsh Labour privatises

Member of rail union RMT, supported by Cardiff Trades Council, were campaigning outside Cardiff Central station today against fare increases and staff cuts. The union pointed out that while fares are going up services and safety are being cut. The UK government has sanctioned fare rises of 3.3% to train fares in Wales which will hit travellers and further add ...

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Turmoil to the left and to the right across Europe

The Committee For A Workers International (to which the Socialist Party is affiliated) held the annual meeting of its International Executive Committee earlier this month. This is Matt Dobson’s report of the discussion on European Perspectives: The CWI IEC discussion on Europe reflected the political instability and upheaval seen this year across the continent. Tony Saunois from the International Secretariat ...

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Brexit deal no solution to Tory rifts

No divorce bill to subsidise capitalist elites of Europe For a socialist, internationalist Brexit For a while it looked like Theresa May might be about to crash out of office, as her fractured, divided party, propped up in government by the DUP, seemed unable even to reach agreement on a deal on the ‘first stage’ of Brexit negotiations. This time, ...

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