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5 August 2015
The sex-and-drugs scandal and subsequent resignation from the House of Lords by Baron Sewel of Gilcomstoun merely re-confirms that Britain's political elite is rotten and out of touch with the real world.
5 August 2015
Jeremy Corbyn's nomination for Labour leadership has transformed the contest. In contrast to the three varieties of Blairite 'austerity lite' on offer, he has captured a mood.
9 July 2015
Four disabled activists were arrested on budget day as protesters were manhandled by police
8 July 2015
The news that allegations of child sexual abuse committed by Lord Greville Janner are to be heard in court is to be welcomed.
17 June 2015
Turkey's political landscape was shaken on 7 June. On election night, the feeling of left and Kurdish activists mirrored that of the Gezi Park movement in the summer of 2013. The ruling right-wing, conservative AKP suffered a huge blow.
29 May 2015
The chant "Tory scum, here we come" echoed through Westminster's streets
27 May 2015
The Guardian newspaper recently won its ten year legal battle to publish the "black spider memos" - letters written in spidery writing between Prince Charles and government ministers under Tony Blair
20 May 2015
Protest at re-opening of parliament on 27 May: Shock at election result has quickly turned into anger and action
15 May 2015
YFJ plans protests on Wednesday 27th May, the day of the state opening of the new parliament
15 April 2015
44. Britain effectively now has a five party system, excluding Scotland and Wales. In terms of the balance of power in Westminster, it will be a six party system, as the SNP could be the third biggest
25 February 2015
For workers' MPs on a workers' wage: What has changed in the two decades since parliament's first 'cash for questions' scandal? 'Nothing at all,' is the answer. Former ministers Jack Straw and Malcolm Rifkind have been caught offering to sell the influence of their public positions
28 January 2015
Widespread electoral disillusionment with the Tory, Labour and Lib Dem establishment parties has opened up a political vacuum. Claire Laker-Mansfield questions whether the Green Party provides the answer to the lack of working class political representation.
10 December 2014
The Tories plan to send us back to the 1930s. The Office for Budget Responsibility said public spending levels will be thrown back 80 years if Osborne's Autumn Statement plans are implemented
26 November 2014
The housing crisis is hitting everyone in the face. The mainstream press, politicians and economists all feign concern. Not to mention the real concern of those of us actually affected by it!
26 November 2014
50 supporters of the Fast Food Rights campaign lobbied outside Parliament as those inside were discussing a private members bill to limit the use of zero-hour contracts
29 October 2014
Gough Whitlam, former Australian Prime Minister, has died at the age of 98. His time in government raises important concerns for the working class about so-called democracy under capitalism
3 September 2014
A new Punch and Judy show: MP Douglas Carswell has left the Tories and joined Ukip, resigning from parliament to trigger a byelection
27 July 2014
Uncut video footage of a huge demonstration marched from the Israeli embassy to Parliament Square in London on Saturday 26 July 2014
16 July 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron is rushing a new 'snooper's charter' through parliament. Using the threat of terrorism as a pretext, the law contains wide-ranging surveillance powers
9 July 2014
David Cameron suffered a humiliating defeat by 26 votes to 2, when attempting to block Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next EU president
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