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by Ed Newman

THOUSANDS of people took to the streets across the country last weekend to protest against the rising cost of living and inflation. The ‘Enough is Enough’ rallies, organised by trade unions and climate change activists, were held over the weekend in all the major cities, including Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London.

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Foster care battles

by New Worker correspondent

IN GLASGOW, foster carers are fighting the SNP-run council who are refusing to increase allowances. The non-TUC street union, the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB), which represents many carers, has taken up their cause. Some experienced carers say they are having to give up the profession due to underfunding.

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Liz Truss is for turning

LIZ TRUSS childishly likes to dress up as Mrs Thatcher and pose as the natural successor to the Tory icon who led the Conservatives to victory in the 1980s. But that’s as far as it goes. Believing her opinions were the only ones that counted Margaret Thatcher made a virtue out of her own intransigence, telling Conservative Party Conference in October 1980 that “the lady’s not for turning”, and she got away with it for years. Eleven years in fact – until she was stabbed in the back by her former colleagues and kicked out of Downing Street in November 1990. Ms Truss, on the other hand, certainly is for turning and she’ll be lucky to last out for 11 months.

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