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The Single Market: a neoliberal tool of the bosses

Hannah Sell Fight for a socialist Brexit Theresa May’s four-week holiday is drawing to a close. She is returning to an autumn of watching her party tear itself apart over the EU. Following her humiliating general election campaign she really is a ‘dead prime minister walking‘; powerless to be more than a passive bystander in the Tories’ civil war. According ...

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Abolish tuition fees and student debt!

From The Socialist newspaper, 26 July 2017 Jeremy Corbyn’s election pledge to abolish tuition fees, with the bold promise that this would be fast-tracked to come into effect from September, was one of the most attractive and popular offers in Labour’s manifesto. Combined with other socialist policies including a £10 an hour minimum wage, nationalisation and an end to austerity ...

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‘Calling all Corbyn supporters’ Young Socialists Wales off to a flying start

Young socialists in Cardiff, some members of the Labour Party, some members of the Socialist Party, many members of no party have launched … Young Socialists Wales. Arising out of the enthusiasm and campaigning in support of Jeremy Corbyn’s election campaign they have come together campaigning for justice for Grenfell and now for the rights of workers in the gig ...

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Weakened Tories forced into Northern Ireland abortion u-turn

Thursday 29 June 2017 saw a significant step forward for women in Northern Ireland (NI). Funding to cover the financial costs for them to access abortions in England was pledged by the Tory minority government. The Tories’ ‘supply and confidence’ deal with the ten DUP MPs turned a spotlight on Northern Irish politics. This year marks the 50th anniversary of ...

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Corbyn swings Wales to Labour

There were a lot of red faces among the political establishment in Wales on 9 June. Before the election there was a universal prediction that Jeremy Corbyn would deliver a win for the Tories in Wales – from pundits, journalists, pollsters and even the chair of Welsh Labour. But they were all confounded by an even bigger swing to Labour ...

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General Election: Tories must go

Theresa May’s failed election gamble is a nightmare for the capitalist class in Britain. Seven weeks ago most of Britain’s elite were hopeful that May would succeed in dramatically increasing the number of Tory MPs, thereby buttressing her government to be able to weather the storms of economic crisis, to carry out vicious austerity against the majority in society and ...

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Women and austerity – scrap the ‘rape clause’

The austerity measures implemented since 2010 have disproportionately affected women. Specialist services for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence have been decimated, cutting off lifelines for many. Now, as a supposed protection against their vicious benefit cuts, the Tories have implemented a ‘rape clause’. This is an exception allowing benefits to be claimed for more than two children ...

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Rhodri Morgan dies aged 77

The death of Rhodri Morgan, the ex-First Minister of Wales, has been met with shock and not a little sadness amongst working people in Wales. ‘Rhodri’ was known affectionately simply by his first name as the affable and eccentric First Minister who led the development of the Welsh Assembly and effectively the first Welsh government. More significantly he was the ...

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