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LRC Statement On Syria - April 2017

Donald Trump’s response to the death of “beautiful babies” caused by the latest chemical gas attack in Syria has been to kill a few more. Reports suggest at least four children were killed in the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase in Idlib province. The British government fell into line calling the US action “appropriate”. [continue...]

BFAWU supports the Labour Party’s £10 an hour minimum wage pledge

By Ian Hodson It’s great news that a mainstream political party has recognised the importance of taking positive action to raise pay. Since 2008, politicians from all parties along with many in the media, have pushed the narrative that society will somehow improve by imposing austerity and blaming minority groups for the state of the country’s finances. Sadly, many have fallen for this deception and the ‘look over there’ politics that has rose to prominence since the Conservatives returned to power in 2010. [continue...]

£20 Billion In Tory Tax Giveaways To Big Business And A Wealthy Few

By John McDonnell MP Labour research reveals that the Tories’ tax changes that came into effect on 1 April will see £2.5 billion in tax giveaways alone handed out to big business and a wealthy few in 2017/18. The figures also reveal that by 2022, this could total around £20 billion, which includes over £2 billion in corporation tax giveaways to big corporations like Google in the next year alone. [continue...]

Tories Cut PIP Payments To 160,000 Disabled People

By Ian Malcolm-Walker Around 160,000 people, mostly with mental health issues, will lose their entitlement to help with getting around under Personal Independence Payments (PIP). The Tories claim this is not a cut but only reversing an entitlement that they never intended. That is a lie. [continue...]

New membership system

We will shortly be moving to a new online membership system for those of you who pay online. It will allow new members to self-register and existing members to renew online.  The benefits are:  [continue...]

We Should Defend and Extend Migrant Rights, Not Take Them Away

By Hugh Lanning The wave of hatred that is sweeping Britain blames migrants for a wide range of social ills. We should not pander to anti-immigrant sentiment in a race we cannot win and should never want to,” says the founding statement of the Alliance for Free Movement. [continue...]

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