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Workers Party of Britain

Budget Day strikes

The budget has rightly been overshadowed by the strikes and protests of the labour movement, not least because the announcement has elicited comment from the Office of Budget Responsibility that we will see the largest fall in living standards since 1956.

Education Anti-Poverty Coalition adds voice to Free School Meals

Campaigners from the new Education Anti-Poverty Coalition are calling for child benefit to rise by £20 a week and the expansion of free school meals to tackle poverty and ensure all pupils have a fair chance at school. According to newspaper reports the coalition includes the Fair Education Alliance, Child Poverty Action Group and National Education Union.

Hunt’s Pension Age Hike

Hunt wants us all to work until we are 68 years old, an increase which was already in the pipeline to be rolled out in 2046, but which he seeks to bring forward to 2035. This will affect people who are now aged 54 and under, and various charities and campaign groups have warned that this plan could throw thousands into poverty.

Maternal mortality is a shameful reflection of an unequal society

It will probably come as no surprise to many of our members and the public that the lives of expectant and new mothers in the UK are seriously deteriorating with the cost of living crisis and the crisis in mental health which inevitably accompanies it.