Investment not cuts

29th November 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen MacAvoy

Falling real wages, record youth unemployment and collapsing living standards are not by-products but the aim of Tory economic strategy.

Murdoch: cheerleader of the neo-liberal right brought low

14th July 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

It is entirely good news to see the convulsions shaking the British end of Murdoch’s global media empire and to bid farewell to the unlamented News of the World. Murdoch has of course created a stable of publications and news channels that are cheerleaders for an extremely right-wing politics, both in the Britain and the US.

Solidarity with striking workers – hands off pensions

30th June 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen MacAvoy

Today (30 June), hundreds of thousands of teachers, lecturers, government office workers, job centre staff, air traffic controllers and many other public sector workers are striking against the Tory government’s attacks on their living standards with cuts to pay and pensions.

By Manic Street Preacher

Ed Balls speech can put Labour on the offensive

17th June 2011 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

The highly flagged speech made by Ed Balls, the Shadow Chancellor, at the London School of Economics on 16th June potentially can help put Labour on the offensive against the Tories’ disastrous economic policies. It does not go far enough but is a welcome step forward.