What Next, the Workhouse?

Recent research from the New Economic Foundation shows the biggest drop in living standards since Victorian times; with women and part-time workers suffering disproportionately. NEF also draws attention to a low wage public sector, with the worst off being health and social care staff, classroom assistants and council employees. Retail workers come out lowest in the private sector. One in four local authority employees is now on low pay, defined by NEF as less than 60% of the average national income, £7.47 an hour or £13,600 a year.
In another report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 6.7 million “hard-working families” were below the poverty line; whereas 6.3 million of retired families and unemployed are in a similar position. Contrary to government propaganda, “hard-working families” in and out of work are not moving out of poverty. The chief executive of JRF said, ” Hard work is not working. We have a labour market that lacks pay and protection, with jobs offering precious little security and paltry wages that are insufficient to make ends meet.”
Government can only claim that the ‘trickle-down’ effect will come about when growth increases and corporations’ profits grow – the lie that Thatcher spread far and wide. Every worker in this country has a duty to themselves, their families and our class to stop the descent into Victorian destitution.

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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.
https://youtu.be/YSNhBbQtE5A

#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.
https://youtu.be/doz4lfzAKNY

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.
https://youtu.be/HEGelLR_Vqs

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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