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18 May 2011
What we think The eurozone faces its deepest crisis since the euro was launched in 1999. Failure to resolve the sharpening Greek debt emergency would have a devastating effect on the European and world economies.
18 May 2011
In an attempt to demonstrate the 'unity' of the coalition after the Lib Dems' disastrous results in the local elections, Cameron and Clegg attended a series of events to launch their new plan 'Supporting Youth Employment'.
4 May 2011
Smoke and mirrors: City of London fat cats saw their 2010-11 bonus pot shrink 8%, compared to a year earlier, to £6.7 billion...
13 April 2011
'The worst is yet to come'. The Con-Dem chancellor, George Osborne, claims his budget (24 March) is the "most pro-growth budget for a generation", writes Lynn Walsh, Editor of Socialism Today.
6 April 2011
Within the first month of taking office, after 14 years in opposition, the shine has already come off Ireland's Fine Gael/Labour coalition government, writes Michael O'Brien, Socialist Party (CWI Ireland).
30 March 2011
The collapse of the Portuguese 'Socialist Party' government of prime minister Jose Socrates came during a period of intense economic and social turmoil, writes Danny Byrne.
24 March 2011
The chancellor of the exchequer's budget speech yesterday came as no relief at all to the many millions of people who are struggling to make ends meet and who are reeling under the onslaught of the government's austerity measures
23 March 2011
Each week members of the Socialist Party sell copies of the Socialist newspaper at workplaces, colleges, stations, town centres and working class estates all over England and Wales, as well as at protests and meetings...
2 February 2011
"Dire", "terrible", "shockingly bad", "horrendous... an absolute disaster for the economy"! These were some of the terms used by City and media analysts to describe economic figures for the last three months, writes Lynn Walsh, Socialist Party executive committee...
27 January 2011
"Mervyn King says we'll all have to take a big pay cut if the economy is to recover. Are we all in it together?" Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy general secretary, argues that we are not in it together
23 November 2010
When 50,000 students marched through London on November 10 both the police and student union leaders were shocked at the scale of the mobilisation.
This was, however, an indication of the depth of the anger at the Con-Dem coalition's savage cuts and a growing determination to fight back, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary
17 November 2010
THE ECONOMY in the Irish Republic is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and the government may be forced to go, cap in hand, to the European Union to obtain a bailout...
3 November 2010
The comprehensive spending review (CSR) announced by the Tory chancellor, George Osborne, on 20 October will be a high-voltage charge of shock therapy for the British economy, writes Lynn Walsh, Socialist Party executive committee.
20 October 2010
THE WORLD economy grew by only 2.8% in 2008 and shrank, for the first time for over 65 years, by 0.6% in 2009, while the economies of the advanced capitalist countries shrank by 3.2% on average, writes Per-Åke Westerlund, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna (CWI in Sweden).
14 October 2010
In this feature Socialist Party general secretary PETER TAAFFE answers important questions raised by Joe Foster on prices and wages. Joe writes:...
6 October 2010
On the same day that the Irish government announced a further rescue package of €35 billion for Anglo Irish Bank, finance minister, Brian Lenihan, declared that the projected cuts of €3 billion in the December budget will have to be increased substantially...
29 September 2010
THE IRISH government has imposed a series of savage austerity measures to reduce the country's large budget deficit...
24 September 2010
To be fully effective, anti-cuts candidates will need to put forward socialist ideas. Socialists do not accept that cuts are necessary. Capitalism has created enormous wealth, science and technique. We...
20 September 2010
There are many variations of the Green and environmental movement agenda, so any categorisation must be approximate and recognise that there is overlap between them...
20 September 2010
The earth is clearly on the path to ecological catastrophe. This road will be marked by, amongst many other examples, the destruction of large areas of the inhabitable globe due to global warming, the...
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