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PEP: Twenty five not out

March 9, 2014 by

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PEP volunteer Tony Delahoy highlights a local community organisation which marks an important milestone this year: Nationally, this year many important dates and events will be recalled with mixed emotions – they should not be passed over in silence. Locally in North Edinburgh, an important milestone was reached in February. Pilton Equalities Project (PEP) will […]

Letter: People, not commodities

January 24, 2014 by

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Dear Editor Despite the massive potential wealth of the UK, around two million people are unemployed, causing great hardship, depression and a loss of dignity. If people are willing to work, and the materials needed are available, what then is the problem and what can be done about it? We live under a system of capitalism […]

Letter: Trick or treat?

January 7, 2014 by

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Dear Editor The announcement by Cameron that pensioners’ incomes will be protected from inflation for the “life of the next Parliament” sounds okay, you may think, but then what? There is no doubt that other ‘benefits’ as he says, will be cut; from whom? The younger working people struggling now to make ends meet or […]

Letter: say ‘no’ to pig factory farm

January 6, 2014 by

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Dear Editor It has taken many years of public pressure to get improved conditions for factory-farmed chickens, even after their horrendous treatment was exposed. The vast majority of people who agree all animals should be treated with care will be horrified to learn of a proposal being put to Derbyshire County Council by Midland Pig […]

Letter: Socialist solution to self-interest

December 5, 2013 by

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Dear Editor We are living in a capitalist society where most places of work are privately owned, in which the first priority is to maximise profit. The owners are also free to close down places of work if they feels profits are not enough, regardless of the effect on the workers and their families. By […]

Letter: Making it work

November 14, 2013 by

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Dear Editor I wrote to NEN in 2010: ‘The struggle of the labour movement, trade unions and others has always been to ease the burden of work and to improve wages and conditions of work. It has been a long struggle, great sacrifices being made but always holding out the hope that, at long last, […]

Letter: Time, gentlemen, please

October 8, 2013 by

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Dear Editor People over decades have had to struggle very hard to get an increase in wages; the employers, when faced with a determined workforce, do eventually make some concessions. The one thing they strongly resist is a reduction in working hours: the weekly wage they pay has bought your ‘time’, and the more work […]

Letter: public services paying the price

September 23, 2013 by

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Dear Editor Wage increases restricted to 1% maximum. Price increases averaging 3%, with gas, electricity and rail fares rising even more. This is not a one-off, it is a policy continuation over the last three years. Every working person is feeling the pinch, more so those on low incomes – in very many households the […]

Letter: Social Profit

August 19, 2013 by

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Dear Editor The economic crisis was created by financial institutions and the banking systems, and they and their political supporters are now passing the cost onto the working population: cutting jobs, freezing wages and raising prices – causing widespread poverty and despair, not only in the UK but world-wide. This clearly shows their determination to protect themselves […]

Letters: Winners and losers of the global race

July 16, 2013 by

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Dear Editor The repeated use of certain words and phrases, for example ‘let me be clear’, ‘openness and transparency’, ‘hub’, ‘flat-lining’ are very irritating; and ‘we must win the global race’, often repeated by David Cameron and most Tory politicians, is both annoying and dangerous. Dangerous; when the state of the world needs nations to work […]