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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...

‘Welfare reforms’ a declaration of war against workers and youth

THE Tory pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, is a man on a mission – a mission to drive the unemployed, low paid and youth...

Cost of living has risen by a third since 2008 –...

Soaring childcare and transport costs, plus cuts to tax credits, mean families need to earn a third more today than they did just five...

Unions And Rights Groups Condemn Queen’s Speech

RESPONDING to the plans for ‘secret justice’ and closed courts set out in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday, Reprieve’s Executive Director, Clare Algar said:...

Universal Credit Attack On Poor

UNISON yesterday warned the government that its ‘botched roll out’ of Universal Credit, less than 18 months away, will make it more difficult for...

1.2m HUNGRY CHILDREN!

More than half of all school children living in poverty, 1.2 million, are missing out on free school meals, reveals shocking new research by...

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Thousands of Unison members voting for strike action

UNISON has held a series of meetings across the North West in their campaign to defend NHS workers’ pensions. Thousands of NHS employees have...

‘A scar on the conscience of Britain’

THE fact that 40 per cent of disabled children are living in poverty is ‘a scar on the conscience of Britain’, says Unite, the...

‘HARDEST HIT’ demands stop benefit cuts for disabled people

‘Cuts Kill – Kill the Cuts!’ shouted an over 5,000-strong march of disabled people, their carers and friends as they approached parliament on Wednesday. The...

‘HAMMER BLOW TO FAMILIES’ – TUC condemns benefit cuts

THE Trades Union Congress yesterday condemned cuts to housing benefit and other vital support, as sweeping changes to the Welfare State began to take...

CAMERON BLAMES JOBLESS FOR UNEMPLOYMENT – says TUC’s Barber

‘Long-term unemployment has doubled, not because of a sudden increase in work-shy scroungers, but as an inevitable result of economic policies based on cuts...

It’s a sick society, not a ‘sick-note culture’ – as Cameron...

A ‘UNIVERSAL Credit’ is to be introduced in 2013, to replace all existing benefits. Cameron’s Welfare Bill includes sanctions for those turning down jobs...

THREE-YEAR BENEFIT BAN –Tory attack on unemployed condemned

Trade unions on Thursday gave their reaction to Work and Pensions Secretary Duncan Smith’s announcement of a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ ‘claimant contract’,...

Trade unions must reject Coalition attack on the unemployed and the...

EX-ARMY officer Duncan Smith, the Coalition’s Work and Pensions Secretary, yesterday announced a Universal Credit to replace all benefits, and also ...

3 YEARS WITHOUT BENEFIT –Labour supports coalition threat to unemployed

Unemployed workers face being refused benefits for up to three years if they don’t take up job offers, or ‘community placements’ under a new...

Forced Labour For The Unemployed

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith yesterday revealed plans to force unemployed benefit claimants into slave labour. TUC senior policy officer Richard Exell said...

Duncan Smith – Coalition Slave Master

THE Coalition’s Duncan Smith, an ex-army officer, is proposing to discipline the unemployed with forced slave labour, as part of the Coalition’s plan to...

500,000 Public Sector Jobs To Be Slashed

TORY Chancellor Osborne confirmed yesterday that the coalition government was pressing ahead with the most savage attack on the working class since the Second...

Fight Tory class war programme – bring down the Coalition!

OSBORNE began his spending review speech yesterday by saying that: ‘Today’s the day when Britain steps back from the brink’. In fact, his speech represented...

‘WE WILL NOT GIVE UP UNTIL WE WIN!’ –Lakhinder Saran tells...

TWO HUNDRED youth and workers took part in a rally and celebration of five years of the sacked Gate Gourmet workers’ struggle in...

Defend benefits! down with ‘universal credit’!

THE announcement yesterday that the work and pensions minister, Iain Duncan Smith, had won his battle with the treasury over bringing in a single ‘universal...

VOTE WRP ON DECEMBER 12! BREAK WITH THE EU! FORWARD TO...

THE DECEMBER 12th election is a crisis election, in a situation where the worldwide crisis of capitalism is deepening rapidly to explosion point. Eleven...

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!