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17 March 2017

Perspectives for Britain 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

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14 December 2016

Trust in politicians reaches all-time low

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.

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23 March 2016

Perspectives for Britain 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."

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25 August 2015

Boothroyd's pro-capitalist credentials

Ex right-wing Labour MP Baroness Boothroyd writes that Labour is 'galloping towards the precipice' if Jeremy Corbyn clinches the leadership contest

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15 April 2015

Dysfunctional system

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

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27 May 2014

Euro elections revolt against capitalist establishment

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!

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TUC demonstration in Manchester against Tory Party conference 29/09/13 demands Save our NHS, photo Paul Mattsson

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2 October 2013

Capitalist parties offer nothing to the 99%

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

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Anti-capitalist protest outside St Pauls in London following the Wall Street protests - We are the 99% , photo Paul Mattsson

Anti-capitalist protest outside St Pauls in London following the Wall Street protests - We are the 99% , photo Paul Mattsson

31 July 2013

The capitalist world in turmoil

"We stand on the eve of convulsive events, the greatest in world history, of which the mighty movements in these countries are the precursor."

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TUSC protest outside Camden town hall, March 2013, photo Neil Cafferky

TUSC protest outside Camden town hall, March 2013, photo Neil Cafferky

8 May 2013

Capitalist parties rejected: Time for a new mass workers' party

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

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5 April 2011

Blair Must Go

New Labour is a capitalist establishment party and cannot be 'reclaimed' for working people and their families...

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11 November 2010

What the capitalist cuts really mean

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...

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20 September 2010

Is sustainable growth possible on a capitalist basis?

Most capitalist politicians now pay lip service to sustainability, so what are the prescriptions they are putting forward to achieve this...

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PCS banner - Official Dispute, photo Andrew McCoy

Battles against cuts expected sooner or later

7 May 2010

Electoral deadlock: all capitalist parties 'losers'

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.

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Waltham Forest Socialist Party campaign on bankers' bonuses and bailout, photo Senan

28 October 2009

80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash: Capitalist failure - then and now

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.

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15 September 2009

Capitalist market prescribes diet of cuts

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...

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18 February 2009

Regulators resign over financial meltdown

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...

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23 January 2008

Why should we pay for capitalist crisis?

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Stock markets crash

Looming recession... THE BOSSES and their capitalist system - based on greed and profits for the few - have fouled up Britain and the world big time...

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24 January 2003

A System In Crisis

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

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4 January 2002

Build The Socialist Alternative

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.

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4 January 2002

2002: Capitalist Crisis - Workers' Struggles

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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