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23 September 2008
Editorial The Trades Union Congress took place less than a month ago. Its leaders reflected their members' anger at New Labour, demanding that the government introduce a windfall tax on the utility companies...
10 September 2008
Editorial: In the biggest banking bail-out in American history, mortgage companies 'Fannie Mae' and 'Freddie Mac' have been 'nationalised' by the US federal government...
22 April 2008
Over £50 billion is being handed to fat cat bankers while five million low-paid workers are losing out from the abolition of the 10p tax band...
2 April 2008
FSA Northern Rock report: WHEN NORTHERN Rock collapsed last year, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) set up an internal review of its regulation of the bank, writes Kevin Parslow.
25 March 2008
Northern Rock's announcement of 2,000 job cuts - around one-third of its workforce - has numbed workers, writes Elaine Brunskill, Newcastle Socialist Party.
19 March 2008
Delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches across England and Wales met in London on 8-10 March, for the Socialist Party's annual congress. Reports on main sessions.
1 March 2008
We do not take a simplistic 'economic determinist' approach to politics. It is not our conception that recession will automatically lead to a mass increase in support for socialist ideas...
20 February 2008
CLAUSE IV, part 4, the 'socialist' clause of the Labour Party's constitution enshrining public ownership of industry and finance, was adopted at a party conference in 1918...
19 February 2008
The Socialist Editorial The nationalisation of Northern Rock was met with howls of outrage from some of its shareholders, who screamed about 'theft' and 'immorality'. This was a major blow against the concept of an unfettered market-driven economy...
13 February 2008
IN RESPONSE to the current global shocks to the world economy, more than 100 people packed the all-London Socialist Party public meeting on 7 February... By Manny Thain
23 January 2008
Editorial: AS SHARE values tumbled in the most dramatic falls since 9/11, the talk was not so much of whether there will be a recession, but of how deep and long it will be....
17 January 2008
HOUSING IN Britain is an example of 'market failure'. The free market cannot, and will not, solve the current housing crisis.
10 January 2008
The present crisis in the world economy has underlined Karl Marx's analysis of capitalism as a system that works blindly, behind the backs of society and without conscious human control...
6 December 2007
The demonstration on 8 December marks a new point in the campaign to keep the Cadbury site open in Keynsham.... By Robin Clapp, Bristol Socialist Party
29 November 2007
NORTHERN ROCK, the UK's fifth biggest mortgage lender, went into financial meltdown when it was forced to call on emergency funding from the Bank of England in September... By Elaine Brunskill, Newcastle Socialist Party
22 November 2007
Editorial: WHEN THE Northern Rock bank went into crisis in September, the socialist unequivocally called for its nationalisation...
4 October 2007
The governments's effective nationalisation of the deposits in the stricken Northern Rock bank and guarantee of deposits up to £35,000 in all banks, have not ended the financial turmoil... By Judy Beishon
27 September 2007
THE NEAR collapse of Northern Rock bank, accompanied by the most astonishing scenes of panic for generations outside its branches, has serious political implications for Britain and the government of Gordon Brown...
27 September 2007
AN ARTICLE in the British Medical Journal by Professor Allyson Pollock and colleagues exposes the power that private contractors now have over health services... By Councillor Jackie Grunsell and Ian Slattery
20 September 2007
Make the bankers pay: As panic spread that the building society Northern Rock was about to collapse, thousands of people queued overnight outside its branches to withdraw their hard-earned savings... By Hannah Sell, Socialist Party deputy General Secretary
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