Home Secretary Theresa May's comment at the Tory Party conference on 6 October 2015 should become as notorious as Margaret Thatcher's outburst against immigrants in 1979.
"When immigration is too high", said May, "when the pace of change is too fast, it’s impossible to build a cohesive society. It’s difficult for schools and hospitals and core infrastructure like housing and transport to cope".
She echoed Thatcher in 1978: "People are really rather afraid that this country might be rather swamped by people with a different culture".
Submitted by Matthew on 7 October, 2015 - 1:38
Author: Gemma Short
The campaign by junior doctors against the imposition of a new contract which would see them working 90 hour weeks, with pay cut and the safety of patients endangered, is gathering support amongst medical staff and members of the public.
Submitted by Matthew on 7 October, 2015 - 12:46
Author: Gemma Short, Charlotte Zalens, Luke Neal and Peggy Carter
Strikers at the National Gallery, London, returned to work on Monday 5 October after 111 days on strike.
They have secured a deal which protects members’ terms and conditions and sees their sacked PCS rep reinstated.
The deal, which was made on Friday 2 October, does not stop the privatisation of gallery services but is a big climb down by gallery management in most areas, and the gallery has agreed to review the private contract after one year
Submitted by Matthew on 7 October, 2015 - 11:27
Author: Harry Glass
If the bankruptcy of the trade union bureaucracy were in any further need of demonstration, then the antics of soon-to-depart GMB general secretary Sir Paul Kenny over the European Union (EU) referendum adds a new chapter.
An open letter to a “rejoiner”MatthewWed, 10/07/2015 - 11:23
You’re one of the sizeable minority of “rejoiners” among the 180,000 or so people who have joined the Labour Party since the general election, in the leadership contest or since Jeremy Corbyn won leader.
I’m writing to urge you to make your rejoining not just a tepid “see how it goes” affair, but a full restart of the political energy and ardour of your previous activism.
Submitted by Matthew on 7 October, 2015 - 11:18
The government — continuing decisions made by the previous Blair-Brown New Labour government — is already spending hundreds of millions of pounds on a British nuclear weapons system to replace Trident.
The final decision on the system, and the start of construction of submarines to carry the new weapons, is due by late 2016. The first submarine would then be scheduled to enter service in 2028.
Submitted by Matthew on 7 October, 2015 - 11:14
Author: Cathy Nugent
When the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) met on Saturday 26 September, the hot topic for discussion was how socialists should respond to the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party.
The enemy is capitalMatthewWed, 10/07/2015 - 11:06
In the 1970s, Hoxton, just north and west of Brick Lane, site of the now-notorious Cereal Killer Cafe mobbed by a publicity-seeking anarchist group on 26 September, was a stronghold of the fascist National Front.
The national headquarters of the NF, a scarier outfit than the BNP of recent years, was on Great Eastern Street, halfway between the two areas.