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National Insurance hike: Tories rob workers to pay private health fat cats

The Tories’ planned National Insurance rise is another attack on low and middle-income workers - many already struggling to make ends meet - from a government which shamelessly represents the super-rich. Using the Covid crisis as a pretext, they claim this tax rise is aimed at supporting the health service. In reality, it is part of their sinister agenda to undermine our NHS and allow it to be parcelled off to their big business friends.
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Plymouth shootings: Capitalism, misogyny and Incels

People in Plymouth and across the country are shocked at the devastating and tragic mass shooting which took place on 12 August. 22-year-old Jake Davidson shot and killed five people – his mother Maxine Davidson, followed by seemingly randomly selected victims Lee Martyn and his three-year-old daughter Sophie Martyn, Stephen Washington and Kate Shepherd. He also injured another two people in the 12-minute shooting spree, before turning the gun on himself.
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Johnson praises the role of “capitalism and greed” in Covid response

On the anniversary of the first lockdown in the UK, Boris Johnson proclaimed  to Tory backbenchers, “The reason we have the vaccine success is because of capitalism, because of greed, my friends.” The real result of the Tories’ callous, pro-capitalist policies during the Covid pandemic has been almost 130,000 lost lives, one of the highest per-capita death rates in the world. They were reluctant to lock down and rushed to re-open the economy, all because they wanted to minimise disruption to profit.

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Shrewsbury pickets: at last found innocent

The recent Court of Appeals judgement that all of the Shrewsbury pickets’ criminal convictions of 1974 was based on inadequate evidence and should be overturned must be welcome. After 47 years, it is a stunning exoneration of trade unionists who suffered imprisonment and criminal convictions as a result of a vindictive and systematic campaign by the state.

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Sarah Everard – Never Again!

We know that Sarah ‘did everything right’; she walked a busy route, she made a phone call and let people know where she was going and when she was going to be home. But that didn’t stop the violent attack that cost her life. Almost 80% of women killed by men in the UK were victims of their domestic partner and were killed in their own home. Safety measures would not have protected them.