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Housing benefit freeze pushing thousands to breaking point – says Shelter

‘THE current freeze on housing benefit is pushing hundreds of thousands of private renters dangerously close to breaking point at a time when homelessness...

Labour leaks its Fabian draft programme for keeping capitalism...

THE leaked draft of Labour’s election manifesto yesterday brought out the predictable headlines in the press warning of the dangerous ‘socialist’ Jeremy Corbyn. But a...

Labour tinkers with capitalism – won’t break with EU & won’t...

LABOUR’S leaked General Election Manifesto starts with a declaration that ‘Labour understands that wealth creation is a collective endeavour – between investors, workers, public...

PM May hammers the poor as 7,585 families receive 50p housing...

PM MAY makes a lot of noise about her concern for the ‘just about managing’, ie the middle classes in crisis-ridden Britain. In fact,...

Bring down the Tories to end benefit cuts and homelessness!

THE Tories are continuing to lash out at the working class and the poor. Last week housing charity Shelter revealed that new government figures on...

Tories step up war on poor

THE TORY government has launched an all-out assault on the poorest and most vulnerable sections of society, slashing disabled people’s money, cutting child tax...

Tory War On Workers

CHANCELLOR Hammond used his Autumn Statement in the House of Commons yesterday to warn that the Tory war on the working class and poor...

Hammond on the rocks of bankrupt British capitalism!

CHANCELLOR Hammond began his Autumn statement yesterday by saying, ‘Our task now is to prepare our economy to be resilient as we exit the...

Resolution’s £84bn black hole

THE Resolution Foundation economic think tank is warning in a report, Pressing the Reset Button, published yesterday that the Chancellor faces an £84bn borrowing...

Universal credit ‘ticking time bomb’

UNIVERSAL Credit is a ‘ticking time bomb’ for many low-paid working families, shop workers union Usdaw warned. Last Tuesday, the full roll-out of Universal Credit...

Crabb–new disabled cuts

NEW Tory Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb used his first major speech yesterday to state that he believes the employment rate for...

Cameron and Osborne on the way out as Tory Party tears...

LAST Wednesday Chancellor Osborne, with all the arrogance of a Tory millionaire born to rule, stood up in parliament and announced that he was...

Bma & Teachers Unions Lead Condemnation Of The Tory Budget

TEACHERS’ unions and the BMA led the condemnation of Tory Chancellor Osborne’s Budget on Wednesday, in which he announced the forced academisation of every...

30% rise in the numbers ‘sleeping rough’!

THE number of people forced to live and sleep on the streets has more than doubled since 2010, the year the Tory-led coalition came...

TUC’s weak response to Osborne’s attacks in his Autumn Statement!

TRADE union leaders responded weakly, without any call to action, to Chancellor Osborne’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday, in which he announced a massive extension...

Osborne tax credits retreat but savage assault on Welfare State...

CHANCELLOR Osborne was forced to make a humiliating retreat over working tax credits in the House of Commons yesterday after facing massive resistance to...

Osborne privatisation drive – but forced to retreat over tax credits

CHANCELLOR Osborne announced a U-turn on the abolition of tax credits in his Autumn Statement yesterday, while massively extending Tory privatisation and cuts elsewhere. Nursing...

Answer 30% savage cuts with a general strike!

YESTERDAY the Tory chancellor, George Osborne, proudly announced that four government departments have agreed to make cuts in their budgets of 8% a year...

Strike against 30% cuts

‘WE HAVE to take strike action where and when we can and as much as we can,’ Sharon Hutchinson, northwest regional organiser and equalities...

TORY ATTACK ON DISABLED – UN to launch inquiry

The United Nations is to launch an inquiry into whether Tory attacks on the disabled have led to ‘grave or systematic violations’ of their...

Cuts Will Leave Poor Families ‘Close To Destitution’

PARENTS working on the minimum wage are on the brink of a new crisis in family finances that will leave many close to destitution,...

13m families will lose out due to Osborne’s Budget!

THIRTEEN million families will lose an average of £260 each year because of Osborne’s cuts to working-age benefits, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)...

Osborne hammers poor!

CHANCELLOR Osborne launched his vicious class war budget yesterday, signalling massive Tory attacks on the working class, with the young and the poor his...

Osborne hammers the workers, the welfare state, youth and the poor!

CHANCELLOR Osborne’s first Tory government budget hammers the poor, the youth and the working class while lowering Corporation Tax and pledging to NATO an...

The return of Duncan Smith, Cameron’s Workhouse Master

THE announcement that Iain Duncan Smith has been re-appointed as Work and Pensions Secretary and charged by Cameron to step up the Tory onslaught...

ELECTION MANIFESTO of Young Socialists – Workers Revolutionary Party

General Election – Thursday 7 May 2015 ALL over Europe the anti-austerity revolution is raging and on May 7 workers in the UK will deliver...

Tories to create a slave wage army of youth!

DAVID Cameron yesterday pledged that a future Tory government would ‘effectively abolish’ youth unemployment by simply forcing every young person to do ‘community work’...

Failing Universal Credit proceeds!

THE disastrous Universal Credit scheme, despite being lambasted by the National Audit Office for wasting tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers...

Universal Credit to hit the poorest!

THE Tory-led coalition is deliberately using Universal Credit to worsen the plight of poor families. A new report shows that millions of lower income working...

Cuts and more cuts from Osborne!

CHANCELLOR Osborne delivered a class war Autumn Statement yesterday which revealed Tory plans to completely smash up the Welfare State. Starting with a gloomy assessment...

Savage attack on migrants – organised by PM Cameron

PRIME Minister Cameron yesterday announced plans for a new raft of savage attacks on migrant workers. In a widely publicised speech given in a...

Regional benefit cuts next!

UNISON has condemned calls by a right wing ‘think tank’ for benefit cuts for all claimants living outside of London, and for child benefits...

Workers Are Furious Over Attacks On Pay Pensions And Services

TWO million teachers, education support workers, lecturers, local government workers, firefighters, civil servants and other public sector workers went on a 24-hour strike on...

Down with all zero-hours contracts!

‘JOBSEEKERS’ will lose their benefits, or their Universal Credit when it is introduced, if they turn down zero-hours contracts, the government has said. This new...

Unions Condemn Budget As A ‘Provocation!’

Unions have condemned the Chancellor’s 2014 austerity Budget with Unison calling it a ‘clear provocation’, the NUT saying it was ‘more of the same’...

Osborne offers permanent cuts, benefit caps and poverty!

TORY Chancellor Osborne’s class war Budget yesterday had at its centre a Welfare Spending Cap of £119.5bn for 2015-16. The limit on total welfare spending...

2.3 million children in the UK are in poverty!

AROUND 2.3 million children in the UK are in child poverty, with that figure rising by a further 400,000 Labour said. The Tory coalition government...

Coalition in crisis, bring it down

The disarray, confusion and splits within the Tory/LibDem coalition government were brought out sharply over Monday’s announcement by Tory chancellor, George Osborne, that he...

Tenants face mass evictions

TENANTS receiving housing benefit have been issued with eviction notices by the largest ‘buy-to-let’ private landlord in the country. Fergus Wilson, who owns 1,000 properties...

Tory war on welfare, trade unions must act

Last week it was revealed that the number of people forced onto the new scheme by the end of next year is now estimated...

‘A bonanza for unscrupulous landlords’ – MPs indict the Immigration Bill

MPs have blasted the Tory coalition government’s proposal to force landlords to do immigration checks on their tenants, warning that it will lead to...

‘Scrap Universal Credit’ says GMB union

THE DISASTROUS Universal Credit scheme was rolled out in Hammersmith and Fulham yesterday, prompting the GMB union to demand that it ‘should be withdrawn’...

Hunt throws down the gauntlet – the trade unions must pick...

THE Department of Health, headed by Health Secretary Hunt, has said that a proposed 1% increase in NHS staff pay was unaffordable, and is...

2.7m people frightened of Universal Credit

A PAYMENT COUNCIL survey shows that more than 2.7 million people who are currently receiving benefits fear they will struggle when Universal Credit replaces...

FAMILIES BEING SQUEEZED! – by falling wages and rising prices

AS parents face back-to-school costs, new research shows that they also face a growing struggle to provide a decent standard of living for their...

BA steps up industrial thuggery

FROM TODAY all 42,000 British Airways workers who have not signed up for voluntary redundancy will be regarded by BA as being willing to...

BA Sellout!