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2 May 2018
Workers in Sainsbury's and Asda were shocked to hear on Saturday 28 April that their employers were at an advanced level of merger talks, confirmed as a deal agreed on the morning of 30 April.
11 April 2018
Pete Watson, from Nottingham Socialist Party branch, takes up some of the issues raised in the editorials of issues 984 and 985 of the Socialist, which commented on Jeremy Corbyn's February speech on Brexit. Pete's points are followed by a reply from Socialist Party executive committee member Judy Beishon.
4 April 2018
20 years since the Good Friday Agreement: The establishment's narrative is that the 1998 agreement brought to an end a seemingly irrational tribal war - but this obscures Northern Ireland's class struggles and ongoing sectarian deadlock
21 February 2018
Theresa May's claim that an agreement would be "up and running very soon" humiliatingly came to nothing
24 January 2018
Letters to the editors of the Socialist including one NHS worker forced out of the health service and tower block health and safety concerns in Belfast
13 December 2017
For a while Theresa May's divided government seemed unable even to obtain a deal on the 'first stage' of Brexit negotiations
6 October 2017
A trade dispute is threatening thousands of Bombardier jobs in Northern Ireland.
5 July 2017
Thursday 29 June 2017 saw a significant step forward for women in Northern Ireland (NI). Funding to cover the financial costs for them to access abortions in England was pledged by the Tory minority government
14 June 2017
For a real cross-community socialist alternative: Theresa May's humiliating failure to win a parliamentary majority has placed the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) at the centre of UK politics, with the party set to prop up the Tories through a 'confidence and supply' agreement, writes Daniel Waldron, Socialist Party Northern Ireland (CWI Ireland).
26 April 2017
The trial of seven anti-austerity protesters in Ireland runs concurrently to the UK election
29 March 2017
The funeral of Martin McGuinness, Irish republican and former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive, took place on 23 March
22 March 2017
The sectarian nature of the election - as well as the perceived pressure on voters to vote 'tactically' given a reduction in the number of seats - in general served to knock back forces seen as challenging the establishment from the left
15 March 2017
The Socialist Party's national congress 2017 took was attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests
15 March 2017
The Scottish parliament will vote next week in favour of triggering a second independence referendum. With a pro-independence majority in the parliament, the vote itself is a formality.
25 January 2017
Short stories from other sections and co-thinkers of the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), the global socialist organisation which the Socialist Party is affiliated to. CWI stands in Northern Ireland elections; socialists gather in Latin America; anti-sexism campaign launched in Belgium.
19 January 2017
Northern Ireland goes to the polls, for the second time within a year, in snap elections to decide the make-up of its Stormont Assembly, on 2 March
18 January 2017
Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive has fallen over the 'cash for ash' energy scandal. Voters will elect a new assembly on 2 March
11 January 2017
The 'renewable heat incentive' scandal has prompted Martin McGuinness's resignation as Northern Ireland's deputy first minister
11 January 2017
Fight anti-worker Blairite politics!: Tony Blair is to inject £9.3 million into a new not-for-profit foundation, the 'Tony Blair Initiative' (TBI). It will endeavour to counter "the new populism" and make "globalisation work for all."
4 January 2017
"42% of people in Northern Ireland live in fuel poverty and it is much higher among elderly households. 13,000 are using foodbanks and politicians do nothing, yet public money will pay for the heating of the Northern Ireland Ferrari showroom for the next 20 years."
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