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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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Brexit on a knife edge: Deal or no deal?

After four years of extremely painful and sometimes tedious negotiations, the ‘deal’ to leave the EU now looms.  The pendulum has swung backwards and forwards between a likely deal and then the prospect of a ‘no deal’.  Within days, we will know the outcome but it is once again necessary to go over the likely prospects for the working class, whatever the outcome.

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Say no to the Tories’ attacks on left ideas in schools

The latest DfE guidance covering acceptable materials for use in schools is a serious attack on freedom of expression and particularly on the left. Materials from organisations which advocate supposedly “extreme” views, such as opposition to capitalism, are no longer allowed to be used.

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Tories’ callous class interests shine through

Johnson’s government ignored warnings and delayed action, leading to massive PPE shortages. Recent figures suggest 200 health and social care workers have died after contracting Covid-19. The Tories and previous governments have overseen decades of underfunding of the NHS and of care being privatised.

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Tories discuss new offensive after Covid crisis – workers must not pay the price!

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent shutdown - which came in the context of an already developing global economic downturn and an especially weak and failing British economy - has had massive and unprecedented consequences. According to the Office for Budget Responsibility, Britain’s GDP has fallen by an estimated 35% in the immediate aftermath of the lockdown being announced.