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16 March 2016
Like the vast majority of tradespeople I am self-employed, bound by a 'zero-hour contract', I have no sick pay, no holiday pay, and no entitlements to rights as a worker. But for the moment I have paid work which will provide for my family. I work every day of the working week and sometimes weekends when necessary.
27 May 2015
The Socialist Party believes Labour lost the election fundamentally because it fails to represent working class people. But a queue of Labour Party leadership have claimed that the party didn't appeal to the "aspirational"
24 September 2014
Voting Yes in Scotland's referendum became, for many, a mass revolt against austerity. The capitalist class - major corporations, most of the media and the Westminster politicians - united to predict Armageddon if a majority voted Yes
8 January 2014
Appeal of socialist change will grow: Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party, reviews the developments and events of 2013 in Britain and worldwide, and discusses further struggles in 2014 and the development of the workers' movement
9 April 2013
"Emergent service workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains" doesn't have the same ring to it, was one response to the recently published Great British Class Survey
22 March 2013
The attempt to defend their position includes the charge levelled against the Socialist Party that, 'It has to be said that for all of the emphasis on Broad Left work, no real effort has been put into uniting the Broad Lefts in the various unions....
19 December 2012
Protests have taken place across Northern Ireland since Belfast council voted through restrictions on flying the British union flag on the City Hall
4 January 2012
Recently film director Ken Loach contrasted the BBC of the 1960s and 70s, which allowed a degree of political commitment and artistic freedom, with today's conservative, commercially driven programme making...
5 October 2011
Book review: Jacqui Berry reviews 'Chavs - The demonization of the working class' by Owen Jones...
26 February 2010
George Orwell was perhaps the best known of the English socialist writers of the 1930s and 1940s. He is justifiably famous for books like 'Homage to Catalonia' and 'Animal Farm', as well as '1984'. Peter Taaffe reviews The Road to Wigan Pier.
6 January 2010
The British capitalists, together with their counterparts worldwide, have unleashed a barrage of propaganda - disguised as "irrefutable facts" - to soften up working class people for an unparalleled assault on their living standards...
17 November 2009
The deregulated 'free market' associated with Thatcherism is discredited. For many workers this will mean turning towards socialist ideas. For the representatives of capitalism, however, it is a question...
14 January 2009
RMT protests against privatisation on the London underground , photo Paul Mattsson
11 November 2008
The closing rally of Socialism 2008, hosted by the Campaign for a New Workers' Party (CNWP), was on the theme of the fight for a working class political voice, writes Dave Carr.
16 July 2008
The recent revelation that child labour has been used in the production of clothes bound for high street chain Primark proves that Paul Mason's book, published last year, is an important work that will only become more relevant as globalisation causes more acute class conflict...
8 July 2008
Campaign for a New Workers' Party conference 2008, photo Socialist Party
4 October 2007
Give us the right to reject...: BITTER DIVISIONS over the European Union (EU) continue to gnaw at the mainstream political parties... By Manny Thain
17 May 2007
Campaign for a New Workers Party (CNWP) conference 2007, photo Paul Mattsson
28 February 2004
Working class history: THIRTY YEARS ago, Tory Prime Minister Ted Heath called a snap general election on the issue of "Who runs the country - the government or the trade unions?" Heath lost! ...
18 January 2002
RAIL WORKERS strike and they are called 'trade union fundamentalists' in a disgraceful attempt by TV commentators to link them to the Islamic 'fundamentalists' behind the attacks of 11 September
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