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9 December 2015
The billionaire-backed conservative capitalist opposition won a large majority in Venezuela's recent general election. This represents a big setback to the 'Bolivarian revolution' legacy of Hugo Chavez.
25 November 2015
As we go to press, Tory Chancellor George Osbourne is due to deliver his autumn budget statement. The Socialist expects the usual tax cuts and freebies bonanza for big business and the rich. But for working class people, it can only be more misery.
21 October 2015
Redcar steel plant to close after a century of production, raw material prices collapsing, China's economy slowing, the ongoing euro crisis...
30 September 2015
As the horrors facing millions of refugees multiply, the splits between the EU leaders demonstrate their inability to solve the crisis
2 September 2015
The contraction of the Chinese stock exchange has sparked justified fears that the world economy could be in for a repetition at a certain stage of a crisis with similar effects to the 2007/2008 catastrophe
11 March 2015
Austerity works - unemployment is falling and wages are rising: that is the pre-election mantra of the Tory Party. Of course, if it were true, millions of workers would be breathing a sigh of relief
29 October 2014
"We're the fastest guns in the West - and still losing the living standards battle", was how Stephanie Flanders summed up Britain's economy.
3 September 2014
The 2015 general election is a mere eight months away yet impossible to call. But, as Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary writes, what is clear is that none of the capitalist parties hold any real attraction for working class voters
6 August 2014
Deep in the heart of London, the world's largest centre for international finance, bankers are quivering in fear, writes Tessa Warrington.
20 June 2014
Baron Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, with his estimated personal fortune of £300 million, believes people who challenge the myth of 'more people working' are talking 'crap'
20 September 2013
This document is on the causes of capitalist crisis, replying to the ideas of Andrew Kliman; written by Peter Taaffe and Lynn Walsh and endorsed by the Executive Committee of the Socialist Party
4 September 2013
Until recently, the 'emerging' economies of the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - were growing at a steady rate, writes Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).
10 August 2013
The great recession was not caused by a bloated public sector but by the worst crisis of capitalism in 70 years
8 May 2013
Five million families in Britain are struggling to pay for food and are reaching "breaking point" according to a 'Which?' survey...
1 April 2013
Campaigners in Youth Fight for Jobs (YFJ) have joined a chorus of voices condemning government welfare reforms
28 March 2013
9. British capitalism, and therefore the working class, faces a bleak future. Five years into the crisis, UK gross domestic product (GDP) is still 12-15% below the pre-crisis trend...
30 January 2013
Tory Chancellor Gideon Osborne still tells us austerity is working, but the government managed to take economic growth below 0% not once, not twice but now into a 'triple dip', writes Dave Griffiths, West Midlands Socialist Party.
29 November 2011
"The train is heading over the cliff", declared an MP, about the economy. Now George Osborne has taken some desperate measures to try to partially alleviate the nightmare, but the autumn statement is not a 'Plan B'
7 September 2011
Editorial of the Socialist, issue 684 It is a sign of the bankrupt nature of modern capitalism and its political representatives that taxation of the rich is so low some of them are asking to pay more. Warren Buffett, in an act of self-flagellation, has demanded to pay more tax.
8 June 2011
Editorial of the Socialist: For a few at the top, Britain is still booming. In 2010, while the majority suffered the biggest squeeze on their incomes since 1977, the earnings of FTSE 100 chief executives rose by 32%...
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