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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...

Benefits Cap Hits Poorest

THE Benefits Cap came into force nationally yesterday, setting poor families and the unemployed as its main target, capping the total amount of benefits...

PUT AN END TO CAPITALISM! – Only way to defend jobs,...

THE News Line Editorial Board sends its revolutionary greetings on this 2013 May Day to the workers and the oppressed nations fighting imperialism throughout...

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...

NINE OUT OF TEN WORSE OFF – under Universal Credit

‘Nine out of ten people are expected to be worse off under the new Universal Credit system,’ Tim Nichols of the Child Poverty Action...

Stop ‘bedroom tax’ evictions

The Bedroom Tax will lead to massive rises in rent arrears and homelessness, hitting the poorest people the hardest, Margaret Hodge, Chairwoman of the...

Bedroom Tax – a savage assault on the poor and...

Nothing typifies the vicious war against the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the working class more than the introduction next month of...

A FRENZY OF BENEFIT CUTTING! – Coalition goes for the poor

THE Coalition and its supporters are engaged in a frenzy of benefit cutting which is victimising and pauperising the working class and many sections...

Chancellor Is Slashing Jobs, Wages And Benefits!

CHANCELLOR Osborne’s Autumn Statement to the House of Commons yesterday afternoon was a savage attack on the working class and the poor. Early in his...

Coalition Driving Disabled To ‘Tipping Point’

‘DISABLED people and their families are struggling to make ends meet and feel increasingly nervous about the future’, warned Disability UK on Monday. ‘Crucial decisions...

Universal Credit–a weapon for attacking the disabled and their families

UP TO half a million (450,000) disabled people and their families – including children and disabled adults living on their own – will be...

Tories Attack The Disabled

HALF a million disabled people and their families are set to lose thousands of pounds a year under the government’s proposed Universal Credit, a...

Coalition plan to beat the poorest to aid the richest

SO FAR trillions of pounds have been spent by the state, using taxpayers’ money, to rescue, prop up and save bankrupt banks and...

NUS gives full support for university strikes!

THE NATIONAL Union of Students (NUS) threw its weight behind the biggest ever wave of strikes on university campuses yesterday. The NUS pledged its solid...