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20 July 2011
What we say: When long-rotten fruit finally falls, all manner of grossness oozes from it and all varieties of parasites can come crawling out...
11 July 2011
* Nationalise the media to allow full and democratic freedom of discussion and decision-making
'Murdochgate', the News of the World scandal, is Britain's Watergate, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary
6 July 2011
Ed Miliband has come under fire for pulling out of speaking at the Durham Miners' Gala. In a cowardly retreat it became clear he did not want to share the stage with Bob Crow, the militant leader of the...
25 May 2011
When, on 26 March, over half a million took to the streets on a trade union demonstration against the cuts, Independent journalist Dominic Lawson sneered that more would be prepared to march in favour of the cuts...
5 April 2011
COMING ON top of the controversy surrounding weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), the death of scientist Dr David Kelly has brought about the most serious crisis that New Labour has faced since coming to power in 1997...
23 February 2011
Civil service union PCS activists rallied in London on 15 February against the politically motivated sacking of key union officers...
2 February 2011
Defend the right to protest: on 24 January police 'kettled' a peaceful demonstration outside the central London headquarters of Atos Origin, writes By a Unison member.
20 October 2010
Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill 2010: On 22 October, two days after the government announces its savage public spending cuts, left Labour MP John McDonnell's Lawful Industrial Action (Minor Errors) Bill has its second reading, writes Jim Horton.
14 October 2010
WHAT DO the results of the election to Labour's Shadow Cabinet tell us about the direction, or even likelihood, of Ed Miliband's party leading a fightback against the coalition cuts?, writes Socialist Party councillor Dave Nellist, Chair, Campaign for a New Workers' Party.
29 September 2010
Editorial from The Socialist, issue 640: Does the victory of Ed Miliband over his elder brother David - a modern Cain and Abel drama in reverse with the younger brother 'knifing' the elder - represent the dreaded 'lurch to the left' feared by the right-wing press...
29 September 2010
"A tidal wave of protest is rolling towards the coalition government, roaring, foaming, darkening the sky, sucking every political argument into a lethal wall of water, writes Peter Taaffe.
23 September 2010
The publication of Tony Blair's autobiography, 'A Journey', has confirmed just how unpopular he had become, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary. Socialism Today October 2010.
15 September 2010
Review: New Labour politician Peter Mandelson's tome has now been overshadowed by the deluge of publicity received by his soul mate Tony Blair, writes Tony Mulhearn, Former 'Liverpool 47' Labour councillor.
9 September 2010
How interesting to read that Tony Blair admitted in his book that he got something wrong. Could it be his decision to leave in place the Tories' anti-trade union laws?
9 September 2010
TONY BLAIR'S memoirs show that he really was Thatcher's heir. He tries to justify New Labour's capitalist economic policies, ferociously attacking Gordon Brown for daring to "depart a millimetre from...
16 June 2010
Editorial: One issue will overwhelm all others in the coming years - the struggle against cuts in public services. In the first instance this struggle will involve demonstrations, strikes and community campaigns. However, the issue of political representation for workers and young people struggling against the cuts must also be an important aspect of the campaign...
26 May 2010
Reader's Comment: Diane Abbott's entry into the race for the Labour Party leadership has thrown a banana skin under the feet of the 'Labour Left' in their quest to secure the 33 nominations needed to get John McDonnell's name on the ballot paper, writes Mick Cotter, Hackney Socialist Party.
21 April 2010
The first television debate, on 15 April, between the leaders of the main parties was the first such election debate in Britain, writes Paula Mitchell.
24 March 2010
FIVE THOUSAND pounds seems to be the favourite figure of Stephen Byers, who for the past five years has commanded this fee for regular speaking appearances and newspaper articles...
24 March 2010
More parliamentary sleaze: "I'M A bit like a cab for hire," said former Blairite government minister Stephen Byers to an undercover reporter who was posing as a company lobbyist, writes Dave Carr.
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