The Top 5 Worst Moments From Tory Party Conference

By Rob Schofield LAST week, the creaking, clunking engine that is the Conservative Party spluttered into Birmingham, an electoral vehicle that is out of fuel, lacking any roadmap, and whose exhausted driver is on the verge of being thrown out of the emergency exit by its petulant, baying passengers. The country watched wearily as this … Continue reading The Top 5 Worst Moments From Tory Party Conference

The Tory manifesto is a wolf in wolf’s clothing

THE TORY MANIFESTO, Forward Together, is a smoke and mirrors exercise. Journalists who are easily fooled or, more commonly, out to fool others, have claimed May is stealing Labour’s clothes. Evidence for this are manifesto pledges for price controls on utilities, the right to take (unpaid) leave to care for family members, new technical colleges, … Continue reading The Tory manifesto is a wolf in wolf’s clothing

Downing Street demo – a sign of things to come

By KD Tait 9 May 2015 London's Metropolitan police celebrated the arrival of the first Tory-majority government in 18 years by attacking an anti-cuts demonstration against the new regime and its plans for a first 100 days of shock and awe austerity. 15 arrests were made as people resisted attempts by the police to disperse and … Continue reading Downing Street demo – a sign of things to come

We can't afford another Tory government

By Jeremy Dewar, 10 February 2015 In May the Conservatives want to win the election to make even deeper cuts, which will take us back to the 1930s. We must stop them. Forget George Osborne’s claim that Britain could become the richest country in the world. Don’t be fooled by David Cameron’s desire to see … Continue reading We can't afford another Tory government

Tory Party Conference: seven more years of austerity

By Rebecca Anderson This year’s Tory party conference saw a bonfire of human rights, welfare and hope for an end to austerity. Chancellor George Osborne revised his deficit reduction estimate and announced a further seven years of cuts; Home Secretary Theresa May announced plans to scrap the Human Rights Act; and Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading Tory Party Conference: seven more years of austerity

March on Tory Party Conference – 29 September

The illusion has been shattered. The austerity coalition – which was cobbled together by David Cameron and Nick Clegg after the election, on a set of policies never put to the people – can be beaten. When the government lost the vote to send Britain hurtling into another war, millions of people rejoiced. Not just … Continue reading March on Tory Party Conference – 29 September

Ed Miliband shows why we need a new workers' party

This year’s Labour Party conference saw what has become an annual ritual: the Labour leader and his shadow chancellor trying to steal the Tories clothes and “standing up to the unions”. Bernie McAdam looks at what happened in Manchester. This year Labour’s message was plain enough. Workers should wait quietly and patiently for another two … Continue reading Ed Miliband shows why we need a new workers' party

It's time for the anti-cuts movement to turn anger into action

  Rebecca Anderson, a rep in the PCS civil servants’ union, looks at the political situation in Britain and asks why growing poverty, and mass anger and disgust with the Tories has not translated into a tidal wave of protests and strikes   The reality of what austerity means for working class people is really … Continue reading It's time for the anti-cuts movement to turn anger into action

How we can fight back against the crisis

In the face of a huge crisis many trade union and labour leaders are unwilling to fight back against the rich and the banks. Dave Stockton outlines how we can fight back against the austerity onslaught FOR FIFTEEN years or more it has not just been the Conservative children of Thatcher and Reagan but the … Continue reading How we can fight back against the crisis

The Nasty Party

Jeremy Dewar argues that the Conservative Party has completely reverted to type after the riots The Tories have long sought to shed their reputation as Britain’s “Nasty Party”. Before the last election, David Cameron’s PR machine worked hard to soften their image. “Hug a hoodie” was the catchphrase, “understanding” his watchword. “Dave” described Tory Party … Continue reading The Nasty Party