Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/932/24254

From The Socialist newspaper, 18 January 2017

Northern Ireland calls snap election: back Labour Alternative

Labour Alternative candidates in the 2016 assembly elections, photo CWI, Ireland

Labour Alternative candidates in the 2016 assembly elections, photo CWI, Ireland   (Click to enlarge)

Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive has fallen over the 'cash for ash' energy scandal. Voters will elect a new assembly on 2 March.

Sectarian, capitalist parties dominate politics at Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland government. Trust in them has fallen over chronic corruption and incompetence scandals, and savage austerity.

Even before the 'renewable heating incentive' debacle, pollster Lucid Talk found only 28% trusted Stormont politicians. Young people in particular reject the anti-abortion and anti-marriage equality policies of parties from both sectarian camps.

The Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) will be standing candidates, as part of Labour Alternative, against the establishment. Labour Alternative is a cross-community electoral alliance in Northern Ireland including trade unionists and other left activists.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 18 January 2017:


What we think

Labour's civil war continues - build a mass workers' party

Tories torn in two on single market


Resist Trump

Resist Trump

Inaugurate the resistance

We can stop Trump's sexist agenda in its tracks


International socialist news and analysis

Mexico: Mass movement against "gasolinazo"

USA: Seattle activists win housebuilding programme

1917revolution.org website to launch


Socialist Party news and analysis

'Black alert' NHS: Demonstrate 4 March

Eight billionaires own as much as half humanity!

Pollution kills 600: fight for clean air!

Northern Ireland calls snap election: back Labour Alternative

Millwall FC move threat: Defend the Den - 'wall not Renewal


Workplace news and analysis

Billions in profit for Tesco, cuts and job losses for workers

Liverpool dockers and drivers protest "appalling lack of facilities"

Manchester: BA cabin crew pay strike

London: Taxi drivers gridlock City of London

Southern Rail strike continues

Unite the Union elections

PCS union national executive elections


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

The Socialist: read it, write it, sell it

Protesters surround Sheffield's cutting council

Fracking protest in Sherwood Forest

Residents protest at plans to close nine community centres

Anger at south east Kent Momentum meeting

Socialist Party national committee agrees document for congress


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

Why I joined the Socialist Party

Theatre review: high art and savage poverty in Bootle

John Berger: remarkable art of a contradictory socialist

Socialist artists invite others to exhibit work

The Socialist inbox


 

Home   |   The Socialist 18 January 2017   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Northern Ireland:

triangleMartin McGuinness: from IRA leader to Stormont minister

triangleBradford Socialist Party: The situation in Northern Ireland and implications for the UK

triangleNorthern Ireland: divisive election a warning

Labour:

triangleLen McCluskey re-election - a defeat for the right

triangleTUSC backs RMT Save Our Guards campaign, while local Labour Party blocks debate

triangleThe Socialist inbox

triangleLivingstone, Labour and anti-Semitism

Ireland:

triangleProtest is not a crime: back Jobstown Not Guilty

triangleIreland: Bury the water charges

triangleGagged Jobstown defendants defiantly expose the Irish state

Election:

triangleMerseyside TUSC pre-election public meeting

triangleFrench presidential election: Mélenchon campaign gains momentum

Government:

triangleDefeat the millionaires' Tory government

CWI:

triangleRelaunch of socialistworld.net

News and socialist analysis

News and socialist analysis

21/4/17

Unite

Len McCluskey re-election - a defeat for the right

19/4/17

Benefits

Benefits workers oppose 'rape clause' and two-child limit

19/4/17

NHS

What kind of movement is needed to save our NHS?

19/4/17

Them & Us

Them & Us

19/4/17

Students

Joint struggle can stop tuition fee interest hike

19/4/17

Liverpool

Fight the Sun's bigoted lies

19/4/17

Carers

900 carers quit a day - nationalise social care now

18/4/17

General election

Defeat the millionaires' Tory government

12/4/17

Education

School cuts can be beaten

12/4/17

Ken Livingstone

Livingstone, Labour and anti-Semitism

12/4/17

Universal Credit

Scrap the Tory 'rape clause' and all benefit attacks

12/4/17

NHS

NHS SOS round-up

12/4/17

Environment

47,000 kids exposed to illegal toxic air

12/4/17

Them & Us

Them & Us

12/4/17

Benefits

Thousands left with 50p for rent - cap rents, not benefits

triangleMore News and socialist analysis articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle21 Apr Len McCluskey re-election - a defeat for the right

triangle19 Apr Protest is not a crime

triangle19 Apr Fightback against Royal Mail pension attack needed

triangle19 Apr Picturehouse cinema strike spreads

triangle19 Apr What kind of movement is needed to save our NHS?

triangle19 Apr Turkey: constitutional referendum result a pyrrhic victory for Erdogan

triangle18 Apr Defeat the millionaires' Tory government

More ...

triangle24 Apr Leeds Socialist Party: Russian Revolution - from February to April 1917

triangle24 Apr Wirral Socialist Party: How can austerity be defeated?

triangle24 Apr Chesterfield Socialist Party: 1992 - War in the Balkans

triangle25 Apr Birmingham Socialist Party: Jobstown Not Guilty

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice