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17 March 2017
1. Britain in 2017 is crisis-ridden and unpredictable. The reasons for the increased instability are, at root, the consequences of the capitalist crisis, including the hollowing out of support for all
14 December 2016
According to this year's 'veracity' survey from polling agency Ipsos Mori, faith in British politicians to tell the truth is lower than ever before.
23 March 2016
1. The speed of political developments in Britain has quickened dramatically. In last year's perspectives document we said: "The weakening of the social base of the major parties, a process that has taken place over decades, is now reaching a tipping point."
25 August 2015
Ex right-wing Labour MP Baroness Boothroyd writes that Labour is 'galloping towards the precipice' if Jeremy Corbyn clinches the leadership contest
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
27 May 2014
The long-predicted 'earthquake' - the electoral "triumph" of the far right and their allies - took place in the European elections in some key countries. In Britain Ukip came first, pushing Labour into second position and the Tories - the 'governing party' - into an ignominious third position. The Liberal Democrats were completely humiliated, left with just one MEP!
2 October 2013
What we say: Tory conference has not yet heard from Cameron but the crucial words "Even more misery" have been omitted from the conference centre's billboard
31 July 2013
"We stand on the eve of convulsive events, the greatest in world history, of which the mighty movements in these countries are the precursor."
8 May 2013
The results of the county council elections on 2 May marked a new low for all three major parties. For the first time ever not one of them got 30% or more of the vote; another illustration of the hollowing out of their base of support
5 April 2011
New Labour is a capitalist establishment party and cannot be 'reclaimed' for working people and their families...
11 November 2010
EVEN BEFORE the Con-Dem government's cuts hit hard, the economic crisis and neoliberal economic policies are cutting jobs and making job-seeking harder and even more exploited...
20 September 2010
Most capitalist politicians now pay lip service to sustainability, so what are the prescriptions they are putting forward to achieve this...
7 May 2010
In the issue of The Socialist published immediately before the general election, we wrote: "The British electoral system - famed throughout the world for ensuring 'stability' - now acts like a slot machine with the outcome highly uncertain." writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
28 October 2009
Scant attention has been paid in the media to the 80th anniversary of the October 1929 Wall Street crash. The capitalists can hardly repeat their theme of yesterday - "it can never happen again."
Peter Taaffe, general secretary of the Socialist Party, takes a look at how much of it really has happened again, and spells out the underlying cause.
15 September 2009
Editorial: There is now the bizarre spectacle of the Tories and New Labour trying to outdo each other with promises of cuts after the next general election to reduce the public finance deficit...
18 February 2009
GORDON BROWN carelessly managed to lose two key banking advisers last week. Sir James Crosby, former chief executive of HBOS bank, (which together with its merger partner Lloyds got £37 billion-plus emergency...
23 January 2008
Stock markets crash
24 January 2003
THE WORLD Congress of the Committee for a Workers' International, the socialist international organisation to which the Socialist Party is affiliated, met last November to discuss developments in the capitalist system and how these will impact on working-class struggle
4 January 2002
2002 - Capitalist crisis set to deepen: THE TRIUMPHALIST launch of the Euro on 1 January cannot disguise the massive problems in the world economy, writes By Ken Douglas.
4 January 2002
AT THE start of a new year, PETER TAAFFE, general secretary of the Socialist Party, asks will the recession last? Will the workers move into action? What are the prospects for 2002?
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