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Greece: Xekinima - Socialist Internationalist Organisation, sister party of the Socialist Party in England and Wales, at the anti-government demo at Thessaloniki, September 2013, photo Xekinima

Greece: Xekinima - Socialist Internationalist Organisation, sister party of the Socialist Party in England and Wales, at the anti-government demo at Thessaloniki, September 2013, photo Xekinima

27 November 2013

Europe - centre of capitalist crisis

Despite capitalist 'experts' predicting that the world economy would by now be experiencing 'escape velocity', capitalism is still in deep crisis. And Europe is most acutely affected, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.

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6 November 2013

A joyless economic recovery?

The UK economy will shortly become the fastest growing economy in the western world predicts the ICAEW (the body which represents accountants), writes Ross Saunders.

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Socialism 2013

Socialism 2013

23 October 2013

It's a robbery not a 'recovery'

Time for a socialist alternative: Tory Chancellor Osborne won't be coming to Socialism 2013. He doesn't need to attend the 'Are we naturally too greedy for socialism?' workshop because he knows he definitely is, with an estimated fortune of 4.3 million.

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25 September 2013

Rotten, wasteful capitalism has to go - the case for a socialist alternative

The pioneer of the NHS in Britain, Aneurin Bevan, drove the bill through parliament to establish what became a treasure of the British people, particularly for the working class and the poor writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.

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11 September 2013

The government's Alice in Wongaland recovery

Following a series of improved economic data and forecasts over summer, Tory Chancellor George Osborne announced on 9 September that Britain's economy was "turning the corner", writes Alistair Tice.

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4 September 2013

When the world economic crisis makes landfall in S Asia

Until recently, the 'emerging' economies of the BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - were growing at a steady rate, writes Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).

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What recovey? Pawnbrokers and loan sharks proliferate , photo by Photomontage The Socialist

What recovey? Pawnbrokers and loan sharks proliferate , photo by Photomontage The Socialist

14 August 2013

Beware a recovery!

The media is lauding an economic recovery. Whether there is one and whether it has substance is discussed in the articles below.

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The Case for Socialism

The Case for Socialism

10 August 2013

Capitalism - a system in crisis

We say there is an alternative to endless misery. Today, more than ever before in human history, enormous wealth, science and technique exists which could, if properly harnessed, easily provide all of

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29 May 2013

Even the cutters say cuts aren't working!

Chancellor George Osborne has been warned: his austerity package is "playing with fire". Working class people know all too well the effects of the cuts - the painful slashing of our living standards

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22 May 2013

March against the G8

At this year's G8 summit in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland on 17-18 June, heads of the largest capitalist economies will discuss how they can further the interests of the super-rich, big business and the bankers.

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Protests at Thatcher's Funeral, photo Paul Mattsson

Protests at Thatcher's Funeral, photo Paul Mattsson

24 April 2013

Break with Thatcher's legacy! - Socialist policies needed

"We are all Thatcherites now," declared Tory leader David Cameron on the day of Thatcher's funeral. "Oh no, we're not!" roared back the working class in Goldthorpe, where over 1,000 protested, in Liverpool, Glasgow and London.
Feature by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.

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10 April 2013

HBOS scandal is just the tip of the iceberg

HBOS has been called the 'worst bank ever' after colossal losses resulted in a government-brokered merger with Lloyds and a subsequent taxpayer bailout of 20.5 billion, writes Matt Gordon, Bristol Socialist Party.

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28 March 2013

Economy in crisis

9. British capitalism, and therefore the working class, faces a bleak future. Five years into the crisis, UK gross domestic product (GDP) is still 12-15% below the pre-crisis trend...

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22 March 2013

Length of the present cycle

The document states: 'In October 1997, Merseyside questioned, at the NC, the perspectives of the leadership in relation to the world economy...

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22 March 2013


New Technology and Globalisation - can a capitalist slump be avoided? is an answer to criticisms of the Socialist Party's position on a number of key issues facing the workers' movement in Britain and internationally.
As well as globalisation, new technology and perspectives for the world capitalist economy, we also touch on the trade unions, the character and methods of building a revolutionary party and a number of other important issues.

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22 March 2013

New Technology and Globalisation - can a capitalist slump be avoided?

The 1990s has been a difficult decade for socialists and Marxists. The colossal pro-capitalist, pro-market ideological campaign following the collapse of Stalinism in 1989-91 has had a significant effect...

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Students on the NUS national demonstration 12 November 2012 against the government attacks on university education , photo by Paul Mattsson

13 March 2013

Breadline Britain... Kick out the cuts coalition

Many young people suffer heart-rending experiences struggling for jobs, housing, education and basic services. But there IS an alternative

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30 January 2013

Austerity's utter failure

Tory Chancellor Gideon Osborne still tells us austerity is working, but the government managed to take economic growth below 0% not once, not twice but now into a 'triple dip', writes Dave Griffiths, West Midlands Socialist Party.

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23 January 2013

Them ... & Us

What's in our food?: Tesco showed us just how much every penny counts to them when horsemeat was found in its beef burgers, as well as in those of other supermarkets including Iceland, Aldi and Lidl, writes Dave Ingham.

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20 October 2012 TUC demo, photo Senan

16 January 2013

We need an alternative to blind-alley capitalism... socialism!

It is little over a month since Chancellor George Osborne delivered his autumn budget statement, prefacing that vicious onslaught on the poorest with a claim that "the British economy is healing"

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