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The Way Forward – Starve The Working Class Says King!

THE governor of the Bank of England, in his Tuesday night speech detailed the source of the gigantic inflationary rise in living costs that...

UNITE denounces TTIP but supports Cameron in EU referendum!

THE Unite trade union leadership specialises in doubletalk. One example is the way that it is verbally 100% opposed to the anti-trade union legislation that...

Unelected Prince Charles sees cabinet papers before elected ministers!

ON 30 January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall as a man of blood, and an enemy of...

Obama Pledges To ‘Eliminate’ Threat Posed By Iran

YESTERDAY Hillary Clinton revealed that she will formally end her campaign for the White House on Saturday, and throw her full support behind her...

Bush is confronted by the legacy of Hurricane Katrina

UNITED States President George Bush was in New Orleans yesterday on the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the city. The hurricane killed...

GPs must follow junior doctors lead and strike to defend contracts and defend...

VERY ANGRY BMA GPs met in conference on Saturday where they carried motions to fight ‘underfunding’ and a rapidly growing workload that ‘threatened NHS...

TUC leaders meet PM Brown at Chequers

THE Prime Minister met 15 trade union leaders at Chequers yesterday. This was an event in itself, since all the earlier Blair-Brown governments had...

Cameron equating journalism with terrorism

THE UK government is hell-bent on using the just-agreed Royal Charter for the regulation of the media to impose a system of state control...

Put Blair and Brown in the dock over C.difficile deaths

THE blood price paid by the public for the running of the NHS as a business, with the private sector at its centre and...

Rate Rise Shock – Condemned As Panic By Tuc

BIG BUSINESS, the stockmarkets and the TUC were shaken yesterday midday when the Bank of England raised its interest rates by a quarter of...

Forward With The European Socialist Revolution!

ON MONDAY in the House of Commons, ex-Labour Home Secretary Jack Straw rounded on the government stating: ‘Instead of sheltering behind complacent language and...

Tory split looms as King warns on new housing disaster

LORD Howe, who is credited with bringing Thatcher down, now seems to be about to perform the same service for PM David Cameron, with...

Oil Price Rises Driving Up Inflati0N

RISING crude oil prices are driving up the price of petrol at the pumps. Petrol is now at around 92 pence a litre, an increase...

Full Support For The RMT And Tssa Strikers!

THE RMT began the first of its two 48-hour strikes on Tuesday night against the plan of London Mayor Boris Johnson to close all...

Pakistani military is beseiged – but nuclear weapons are safe says Clinton

AT her press conference in London yesterday the US Secretary of State, Clinton, volunteered that the Taleban attack on the headquarters of the Pakistani...

CQC head demands thousands of NHS bed closures!

DAVID Prior, the new head of the NHS regulatory body the Care Quality Commission, nailed his colours firmly to the Tory mast of privatising...

Renationalise Tata Steel to defend workers’ jobs and pensions

THE announcement that Tata Steel has reached an agreement with the steel trade union leaders that will ‘save’ the industry has been greeted as...

Universal Credit = war on benefits

YESTERDAY the Tory-led coalition launched its ‘pathfinder’ trial of the new Universal Credit System at a job centre in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester. From here the government...
‘Young Reapers’ – mowing down the ‘CPE’ first job contract

Blair’s policies split Labour and aid the Tories

‘IT’S wrong that Downing Street thinks it can run the Labour Party: we are an elected party, a democratic party,’ said the Labour Party...

Working Class In Ukraine Winning Over The Army

ON SATURDAY a National Assembly was held in the Black Sea city of Odessa, and other assemblies were held in all of the...

Bloody Sunday – Put the British State in the dock for murder along with...

YESTERDAY the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) announced that there was enough evidence to prosecute one soldier, soldier F, for the murder of two people,...

Karzai gets worried that MI6 is negotiating his removal!

THE NEWS that top-level British diplomatic efforts are continuing in Afghanistan to try to prevent the expulsion from the country of two senior foreign...

Stop The Whole Public Sect0R On April 24

THE NUT conference has made it perfectly clear that teachers have had enough of the wage cutting and privatisation policies of the Brown government....

Vote Wrp – Keep The Tories Out– Forward To The Socialist Revolution

100,000 trade unionists and youth marched in Athens yesterday against the EU-IMF savage cuts programme being carried out by the Papandreou ‘socialist’ government. Today millions...

Outsourcing companies facing ruin – socialist revolution is the only answer!

IT IS almost exactly one year since the dramatic collapse into bankruptcy and compulsory liquidation of the giant outsourcing and construction company Carillion. At the...

King rocks MPs with £61.6bn secret emergency loan revelation

THE Bank of England governor, Mervyn King, has dropped a bombshell in a letter to the House of Commons Treasury Committee. He revealed...

Defeat Tory-Lib Dem attacks on public sector pensions!

TORY Prime Minister David Cameron and his Deputy Nick Clegg have declared war on six million workers in the public sector and their pensions. Clegg...

Wages still being slashed by price rises!

THE CPI rate of inflation fell to 1.5% in the year to May 2014, down from 1.8% in April, according to the Office of...

Labour Becomes The Anti-Immigrants Party

THE number of immigrants allowed into the UK under the current ‘points system’ will have to be reduced because of the economic crisis, and...

May offers to pay for two-year implementation period! Break with the EU now! Forward...

IN her speech in Florence, Tory PM May called for a two-year implementation period, after Britain leaves the EU in March 2019. Up to that...

No evidence behind police terror raid

IN the early hours of Friday morning a police raiding party of up to 250 officers broke into a home in Lansdown Road, Forest...

Imperialism Risks Armageddon in Gulf

The news this week, that the army and security services have informed government ministers that there is a ‘25% to 50% chance’ that there...

Class war sharpening – unions need new leaders

YESTERDAY the Prime Minister, Cameron, was warning the BAA Unite workers that they must not strike. This was at least six hours before the result...
Locked-out Gate Gourmet workers determined to fight for reinstatement

Abbas – Sharon Summit Cancelled!

PRESIDENT Mahmud Abbas’ summit with the Israeli leader Ariel Sharon, which was due today, has been cancelled after Abbas said he was opposed to...

US-UK imperialist forces must be driven out of Syria and the Middle East!

THE United States might have lost control over the situation in Syria and cannot fulfill their pledge to separate the opposition from the terrorists,...

Pentagon rails against the ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act!’

US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has issued a warning that legislation allowing families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia...

NHS privateers off-shore tax haven bonanza exposed

WHILE the NHS is being brought to its knees financially through austerity cuts, with hospitals and entire health authorities facing bankruptcy, NHS privateers are...

Gmb Cuts Cash To Labour While Unite To Discuss A Boycott

THE GMB Central Executive Council (CEC) has voted to reduce its current levels of affiliation to the Labour Party from 420,000 to 50,000 from...

Sharon’s deception at the United Nations

ISRAEL’S Prime Minister Ariel Sharon tried to cut a figure as the liberator of the Palestinian people of the Gaza Strip at the United...

Essential relationship = master and servant

US President Barak Obama, in his speech to both houses of parliament last Wednesday, did little more than restate the old George Bush doctrine...

British imperialism being cut down to size by the crisis

BRITISH imperialism, at the height of its power and even up to the 1930s, had at its heart the dictum of sea power, that...

Occupy Tata Steel plants – make TUC call a general strike to bring down...

COMMUNITY steel union representatives from all of the Tata Steel plants are meeting at the TUC today to discuss and plan the struggle to...

Cameron grovels before Chinese president

TODAY sees the start of a three-day visit to Britain by the Chinese president Xi Jinping, a visit that has seen the British ruling...

Stop The Police Chiefs Taking Over The Fire Service!

JUST a few weeks ago the Grenfell Tower inferno burnt men, women and children to death, because the fire was able to take...

Spectre of revolution haunting TUC leaders!

THE real essence of the capitalist crisis penetrated into the heart of the Trades Union Congress yesterday, as delegates assembled for their annual conference...