Tories Set Their Sights on the Civil Service.

The Tory government, free from the shackles of coalition are hell bent on attacking the values and work of civil servants. In his recent speech “Making the civil service work for modern Britain”, http://www.civilserviceworld.com/articles/briefing/full-matt-hancock-speech-civil-service-reform, Matt Hancock, the recently appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office, firmly set his sights on a further round of attacks on the values and employees of the civil service.

Using the camouflage of “reform and improvement” he candidly stated that the Tory government are seeking a further £15-20B worth of savings over the lifetime of the next parliament. He went on to say, “This can only be achieved if we change the way we work.” In other words further privatisation, job cuts and performance related pay.

The ethos of the civil service is being destroyed before our very eyes. Private not public is the order of the day and if it has to be publicly retained, then setting up quasi-markets which pit workers against each other, is the alternative. The prevailing ideology is that there are the only ways that public servants can be trusted to deliver.

The reforms have nothing to do with value for money or improving public services; it is about a few getting rich whilst those working in or requiring public services are made to suffer.

As a class we have to refute these arguments, and fight for our services like never before. Not by simply using the ultra-leftist clarion call of a general strike but rather through engagement at a local, regional and national level, forming alliances between workers and users to defeat this reactionary ideology and government.

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Azov battalion surrender at the Azovstal steelworks; a symbolic defeat for Ukraine. US, UK & some EU governments still want to fight the war to the last Ukrainian; they continue warmongering and sending weaponry to Ukraine.
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#Russia says it has no problem with #Sweden or #Finland, hence no problem with it joining #NATO. It will however monitor its deployment of troops and weaponry, and take action appropriate to the threats.
As in Britain it's up to the people to say #No2NATO.
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Protests outside the offices of the #NewYorkTimes against coverage of the murder of #ShireenAbuAqleh, by Israelis military, #IDF. The #BBC also reported "violence breaks out at funeral", even though video clearly shows Israelis police attacked mourners.
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In a statement to MPs in late April Ben Wallace Secretary of State for Defence said "gifts of weapons by Britain could eventually total £500m" to Ukraine, as he gloried in the reported of the deaths of 15,000 Russian soldiers. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2022/apr/25/uk-military-aid-to-ukraine-could-rise-to-500m-mps-told#:~:text=In%20a%20statement%20to%20MPs%2C%20Ben%20Wallace%20said%20gifts%20of%20weapons%20by%20Britain%20could%20eventually%20total%20%C2%A3500m%2C%20and%20he%20said%2015%2C000%20Russian%20soldiers%20had%20died%20since%20the%20invasion%20began%20on%2024%20February.&text=%E2%80%9CWe%20have%20gifted%20in%20aid%20%C2%A3200m%20which%20we%20propose%20will%20grow%20to%20%C2%A3500m%20to%20Ukraine%2C%E2%80%9D%20Wallace%20told%20the%20House%20of%20Commons.

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