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Cameron Threatens Eu With Bringing Forward Referendum

THE German magazine Der Spiegel says British PM David Cameron warned EU leaders that the UK could leave the EU if Luxembourg’s ex-PM Jean-Claude...

Fight VAT increases with mass actions to bring down coalition

THE increase of VAT from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent today will mean destitution for millions of unemployed and low paid workers...

French workers move to bring down Sarkozy regime!

YESTERDAY, the French railworkers’ trade unions began their indefinite strike action, to defeat the attempts of the Sarkozy regime to destroy their pension agreements,...

Union leaders are refusing to defend jobs in the face of the most vicious...

LAST week it was announced by BAE systems, the private defence company, that the shipbuilding industry was to be closed down in Portsmouth and...

Bank of England warns over £1 trillion of domestic debt

WITH Coral Eurobet the bookmakers now the most successful British company, with a turnover of £5.4 billion, and with manufacturing industry being slaughtered, no...

Labour Must Pledge To Recognise Palestine And To Stop Arming Israel

700 BRITISH artists have signed a pledge to boycott Israel as long as it ‘continues to deny basic Palestinian rights’. The group, Artists for Palestine...

Care Homes Crisis

FOUR Seasons Health Care, the largest provider of care homers for the elderly in Britain, has announced that it is going bust, losing £26...

Labour and the bosses knifing pensions and pensioners

A SURVEY from pensions advisers Origen published yesterday shows that companies are continuing to either close their final salary pensions schemes or end admission...

Make the TUC take action to defend the NHS

YESTERDAY both Blair and Hewitt mocked NHS workers insulting their intelligence with the Hewitt line that this year was the best ever year for...

Time for the trade unions to take action to remove broken coalition

The Sunday Mirror/ComRes survey of 2,002 voters has rattled the cages of the major political parties. It shows that Labour is leading with the support...

Abolish PFI and contract cleaners to stop NHS bugs deaths

THE number of deaths linked to the hospital bug Clostridium difficile has outstripped those due to MRSA. Deaths involving Clostridium difficile rose by 69 per...

British economy skating on thin ice

BA is currently approaching a number of private equity companies about forming a consortium to bid for Iberia airlines. Iberia said last month...

US Patriots In Gulf Prepare Way For Israeli Strike At Iran

THE US has moved to prepare the way for an Israeli strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities by deploying missile shields in Qatar, the UAE,...

Rescue us from Syrian quagmire! US–UK call out to Putin!

THE US and UK are stuck deep into the Syrian quagmire – a quagmire of their own making. They have achieved a situation where millions...

Passchendaele – where imperialism murdered hundreds of thousands of British & German workers

THE BATTLE of Passchendaele saw 275,000 British soldiers, workers in uniform, killed or wounded alongside 220,000 German workers in uniform. This was a great imperialist...

Bosses seek abolition of trade unions – answer attack with general strike

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has proposed a 24-point plan to the Tory-led coalition government to save British capitalism. Central to their ‘blueprint for growth’ is...

US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Agreed – Awaits Trump’s Signature!

LAST week the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said Washington is not seeking a permanent military presence in Afghanistan, after the Taliban said...

The world crisis and the fascist slaughter in Norway

THE fascist, Breivik, who carried out the mass murder of up to 100, mainly youth in Oslo and attempted to murder the Labour Prime...

Bank and government split as crisis deepens

THE decision of the governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King to name and shame the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Darling, as...

Working class will smash Johnson’s fantasies with socialist revolution

TORY prime minster Boris Johnson yesterday delivered a speech composed entirely of wishful thinking from which reality was completely excluded. In Johnson’s fairy-tale world British...

Supreme Court rules against Brexit!

BY A UNANIMOUS decision eleven judges in the Supreme Court declared that the five-week suspension, or prorogation, of Parliament is ‘unlawful, void and of...

Trade union bureaucrats put two fingers up to May Day

TRUE to form, the voice of the trade union bureaucracy, the Stalinist Morning Star counted tens of thousands of marchers on the TUC’s May...

Doctor Reid seizes the helm!

YESTERDAY the 24 suspects accused by the state of ‘a plot to commit murder on an unimaginable scale’ by blowing up 10 airliners with...

Tories and military show contempt for Parliament

THE ‘sovereign will’ of parliament was shown to be a complete fiction with the exposure of the participation of British pilots in bombing raids...

Tories move to scrap defence cuts and prepare for war!

ON Monday, the Chief of the UK General Staff, General Sir Nick Carter, said in his speech at the Royal United Services Institute, a...

Hands off Syria – its people must decide its future

THE Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has reiterated that the sole way to resolve Syria’s current crisis is through a ‘national model’. He added: ‘What...

CBI demands pay cuts in the private and public sectors

The CBI and ‘recruitment experts’ Harvey Nash revealed yesterday that half of all employers are planning to freeze pay altogether, and that only 4%...

CWU must spread the action to the entire public sector

THE reality of the situation facing postal workers is that after two series of mass strike actions during which they have shown they are...

Brown lambasts Tube strikers and public sector workers

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown mounted an outspoken attack on members of the RMT railworkers’ union on strike at the London Underground bankrupt maintenance company...
NHSTogether demonstration in November 2007 against NHS privatisation

NHS pharmacy services under threat – warn unions

Unite is seeking an urgent meeting with Health Secretary, Andy Burnham ‘as NHS pharmacy services are threatened by a government decision’. Burnham is being asked to...

Car industry collapses in UK and Europe under impact of capitalist crisis

THE BRITISH car industry is steadily collapsing as a result of the world economic crisis, figures produced yesterday highlighted. According to the Society of Motor...

Turning A New Page In The NHS!

THE leaders of 10 NHS organisations have called in an open letter for a ‘new page to be turned’ in 2014. Powerful organisations including...

UK cannot fight the IS movement that it helped to create!

THE UK’s role in fighting the Islamic State is ‘strikingly modest’ and should be stepped up, the House of Commons Defence Select Committee has...

Donors cough up to keep Syrian refugees out of EU while their Islamists sabotage...

WESTERN leaders and their allies have opened a donor conference in London with an urgent plea for billions of pounds in aid for refugees...

State to give bankrupt bankers cash in exchange for their paper rubbish

PRIME Minister Brown has made an appeal to the Wall Street bankers to be honest, surely a contradiction in terms. He wants them to publicly...

UK Opts For Syria Regime Change

WITH its recognition of the Syrian ‘opposition’ as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, the UK has joined France, Saudi Arabia and...

EU announces further below-zero rate cuts and 2.6tn euro QE as new banking collapse...

THE EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) has announced its biggest package of rate cuts and economic stimulus in three years as EU President Mario Draghi...

Nationalise LDV and GM Vauxhall – no Royal Mail privatisation!

WITH even more right-wing forces seeking to bring down the Brown government from the right, trade unions now have an opportunity to show their...

Labour’s first 100 days will see the working class using its power to drive...

LABOUR’S shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, delivered a speech yesterday laying out the priorities for the first 100 days of a Labour government. Within 100 days...

British Imperialism Hits The Rocks! Time For Workers To Despatch It To The Dustbin...

CRISIS-RIDDEN British imperialism, split over whether to serve the European Union or the United States, is now like a ship without a rudder, and...

Bankrupt Britain Faces Huge Welfare Cuts!

IN HIS Autumn Statement on the economy, Chancellor Osborne outlined many more years of severe austerity with billions more in welfare cuts to be...

RBS crashes as banks get set for rate rises

LOSSES AT the state owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) were twice as bad as expected, at £1.13bn and much bigger than the £950...

Build councils of action to support the postal workers

‘THIS has been the best-supported strike I’ve ever seen,’ CWU General Secretary, Billy Hayes told striking postal workers in Peckham yesterday. This was after the...

Build the Revolutionary Leadership – Forward to the Socialist Revolution!

THE MASSIVE vote of over 17 million workers and youth to leave the EU on March 29th has driven the ruling class and its...

‘A positive response’ says Bush on Iran

US President George W Bush has welcomed Iran’s initial reaction to a proposal from the EU states designed to achieve a deal with...