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30 November 2016
What We Heard: At a meeting on 25 November the Leyton and Wanstead Labour constituency general committee voted to endorse mandatory reselection, this time proposed by the Wanstead ward branch.
9 November 2016
The decision of the High Court that the government must allow Parliament a say in the issue of Brexit is a bombshell with wide, and perhaps even unforeseen, effects. It could lead to a general election next year which in turn will widen even further the endemic splits within the Tory Party. As shown by the resignation of Tory MP Stephen Phillips over the government's handling of Brexit and of Zac Goldsmith over the third runway at Heathrow, these splits are already of Grand Canyon proportions!
9 November 2016
During the night of 3 November the homes of several leaders and members of parliament of the left-wing and pro-Kurdish party, HDP (People's Democratic Party), were raided by Turkish police. The two co-chairs of the party, Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, along with at least nine members of parliament, were arrested and taken into custody.
12 October 2016
On 6 October women in Poland won a crucial victory against proposed legislation to impose a near-total ban on abortion
23 August 2016
It is no accident that as ballot papers were sent out in the Labour leadership contest, London mayor Sadiq Khan chose this moment to attack Jeremy Corbyn
15 August 2016
Jeremy Corbyn appears to be on course to be re-elected as Labour leader. But the bitter right-wing struggle against him shows there can be no compromise with the representatives of capitalism in Labour.
9 August 2016
Attempting to defeat the movement behind Jeremy Corbyn are all the forces of the capitalist establishment. It would be wrong to be complacent about Labour's leadership election. Nonetheless, so far each attempt by the right at gerrymandering has been thwarted.
11 May 2016
Elections took place on 5 May for the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, the Greater London Authority, and for 124 local authorities in England. The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stood to show opposition to the cuts consensus.
27 April 2016
TUSC has candidates on 5 May for the Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly, and 60 English councils
30 March 2016
Disabled people protested against Tory attacks on our benefits in parliament on 23 March, writes Amalia, disabled worker.
23 March 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Osborne's 2016 them-and-us budget gives billions away to high earners and business, at the expense of millions of workers faced with yet more cuts.
3 February 2016
Lording it up...: Spare a thought for stricken peers who can't survive on their pitiful £300 a day allowance. Baron Farmer of Bishopsgate has spoken up for insolvent lordly colleagues.
6 January 2016
Spain - elections mark shift to left: The elections on 20 December registered a fundamental change in the political situation and composition of the parliament. This change was also reflected in the local elections in May.
3 December 2015
Socialist Party member Nancy Taaffe appeared on the Daily Politics programme, arguing for a fight for a Labour Party that's against war and austerity. Her Labour MP voted to bomb Syria
2 December 2015
For workers' unity against war, terrorism and racism. Ahead of parliament's vote on bombing Syria, deep divisions opened between Jeremy Corbyn and the Blairites.
21 October 2015
The Trade Union Co-ordinating Group hosted a rally at parliament on 12 October to oppose the Tories' new anti-union bill.
21 October 2015
The Socialist Party was recently approached by New Statesman magazine to respond to the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader. Unfortunately our answers were not used in the resulting article.
30 September 2015
On 4 October thousands will throng through the streets of Manchester to demonstrate against a vicious government of the rich. As the popularity of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership campaign has shown, big numbers of people want an alternative to austerity.
16 September 2015
On 14 September trade unionists and activists came together to protest against the second reading of the Tories' anti-trade union bill, writes Paul Callanan.
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