Thursday, 24 July 2014

MP's Admit What We All Knew Anyway- "Fit For Work" Tests Unfit for Purpose

A parliamentary select committee has declared that the "Fit for Work" tests introduced by Labour in 2008 and bought into infamy by the current governments attacks on the working class are unfit for purpose and the way incapacity and disability benefits are handled should be overhauled with the introduction of a new system from 2018 when the current system is due to be overhauled.

ATOS, the private sector company who handles the scheme, have already had their contract ended after concerns where raised about the quality of their work but the select committee have now admitted that the system as it stands is largely at fault and they do not believe it can be fixed.

Here is hoping that a sense of decency can prevail over the chance to make money and the obscene fit for work tests can be ended once and for all.

Friday, 18 July 2014

New Class War Candidate to Take on scumbag Iain Duncan Smith

Class War are pleased to have long time activist Marina Pepper on board for the 2015 general elections where she is going to be taking the fight to the Tories lead scumbag in the naked attack on the working class, Iain Duncan Smith.

IDS has been a long time incumbent of one of the Tories safest seats in Chingford, a seat that family moocher Smith has held since 1992. In 2010 over half those who voted supported IDS and his majority of 12,963 would be intimidating for most, but not for Marina Pepper.

The former model and actress has been politically active for a number of years and has appeared on television for shows about environmental activism. In 2013 she became a poster girl for the anti-fracking movement after she was pictured being manhandled from an anti-fracking protest by hired heavies.

Now she wants to stand for Class War for a chance to make a difference for the people of Chingford and the UK.

Talking to the Londoner Marina said: “Iain is the architect of all this misery and I think I’m possibly the one to give him a good spanking at the polls. What he’s done is attack the most vulnerable people in society. Most of us have been affected by illness or disability in our family life, and I happen to believe we should be looking after these people. Labour got so few votes in the constituency last time that there’s no way they’re going to pull it off, and the Liberal Democrats won’t even get out of bed for the area. But it deserves a good MP: somebody to represent everyone. That’s what anarchists do.”

Class war are representing the working class of Britain in an attempt to get raise class consciousness and to ensure that policies represent the working class and not just the ruling elite. We aim to be a genuine alternative to the stale political parties who currently dominate the landscape in the UK.

Welcome, Marina, to the revolution.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

UKIP Support Predictably Waning

The popular support received by the xenophobic UK Independence Party in the recent European Elections is, as predicted by all but the most rabid, starting to disappear.

The most recent polls show that support for UKIP is down to just 9%, down from 16% just one month ago. Of course, nobody expects the media to cover the decline of the quasi-fascists that Nigel Farage leads.

But for the rest of us it is time to raise our glasses that the people of the UK have decided not to carry on being blinded by the buffoons of UKIP.

More good news today, Michael Gove has been ousted from his position as Education Secretary.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Owen Jones Missing the Point

Owen Jones has wrote an article which derides some parts of the left for their dislike of the middle-class, Oxbridge educated socialists, using the example of an SWP article mocking the death of an Eton educated teenager and focusing on Class Wars banner which featured a picture of Jones himself with the caption "Fuck of back to Oxford".

The full article can be read here.

I am not going to discuss the SWP article here other than to say it is clearly in bad taste.

But the article itself, and Jones' criticism of Ian Bone, both reveal that Jones totally misses the point of why their is so much distrust of middle-class socialists in class struggle. Jones article focuses on the death of one rich boy and how that is used, but he ignores the thousands of deaths being caused by governments around the globe. He could have focused and drew attention to the deaths being caused by the austerity measures here in the UK, a thinly disguised attack on the working class, are pushing millions into poverty and resulting in the deaths of thousands.

Instead he draws attention to a small article that was maybe read by 5,000 people, and talks about the tragedy of one teenage privileged death. Nobody doubts his family and friends are upset by his death, but it barely compares to the tragedies and injustices being played out every day as a result of the policies of the privileged classes. He has a platform to talk about genuine tragedy and try to promote social change, and instead he diverts the debate in a manner that deflects from the real issues and seeks to prevent criticism of the middle classes.

It is this naked self-protection that causes hatred of "champagne socialists".

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Class War Solidarity With Public Sector Strikes

The Class War political party has pledged solidarity and support with the members of the public sector who have gone on strike today in an attempt to combat the appalling attacks to their working conditions, pay and pension schemes that the current coalition are imposing (and which Labour have already confirmed they will not reverse).

The attacks on wages and pensions for the majority of public sector is nothing short of ideologically motivated class war as the ruling class are protected from these attacks - the MP's themselves recently enjoyed an inflation busting 11% pay rise.

If you see a picket line do not cross it. And while it is inconvenient for your children to be at home, or for some services to be delayed, remember it is vital to ensure better working conditions for everybody, not just the public sector.

For more read this post by Class War parliamentary candidate Jon Biggar.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Donate to Class War

Politics in the UK is getting increasingly detached from working class reality and only one group is prepared to dirty their hands and try to change things for the better.

Class War have a long history of being at the heart of direct action against the worst excesses of the UK government, in addition to producing hard hitting political satire.

Now Class War are preparing to field candidates in the 2014 general election, swallowing back the bile that electoral politics causes to rise, to give a voice to the working class and start hitting back in the class war which those at the top have been raging for decades. Austerity is just the latest in a long series of attacks designed at increasing the power and wealth of the ruling classes.

Like all political parties Class War need funding. Not a lot, the candidates are actually going to do plenty of leg work to get the message across, but there are unavoidable costs associated with the party political system in the UK. If you want to make a donation, however small, please go to the link above.

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