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31 January 2018
For a series that cricket fans look forward to for months, this year's Ashes was something of a disappointment - on the English side, at least. We lost 4-0, and were only saved from a 5-0 whitewash by a lifeless pitch ensuring a draw.
6 December 2017
Documentary: Labour - the Summer that Changed Everything: Blairite Stephen Kinnock's eyes are frozen in horror and amazement as the implications of the huge moral victory for Corbyn sink in
15 November 2017
Abortion on Trial is a hard-hitting, personal and political look at the 1967 Abortion Act. Eight women, who had all had abortions, and one man were invited to discuss their experiences
15 November 2017
TV review: The Vietnam War: The US's role in endless wars in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Rising tensions between the US, Russia and China. Watching Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's monumental ten-part documentary on the Vietnam
11 October 2017
TV drama: The State: The brutal finale of the Channel 4 drama about Isis, 'The State', came as no surprise
10 May 2017
Jeremy Corbyn has also pledged to curtail the rights of big businesses to push unhealthy food on children
3 May 2017
TUSC Mersey metro mayoral candidate Roger Bannister debated in the studio with other candidates on the BBC's Sunday Politics North West programme
26 October 2016
"We're all three pay cheques away from being homeless": "We can't facilitate" the "wellbeing of the most vulnerable," says Barking and Dagenham council leader Daren Rodwell. This was a frank admission to 'No Place to Call Home', the BBC's distressing account of homelessness in the east London borough.
31 August 2016
Dozens of socialists in a field with sunshine, debate and refreshments. Unusual maybe, but our summer camp, held on August bank holiday weekend, is a longstanding highlight of the Socialist Party calendar.
1 June 2016
Culture secretary John Whittingdale recently published the government's White Paper plans on the future funding and governance of the BBC. Ken Smith explains what lies behind the changes and why they must be fought.
18 May 2016
'Occupied' is a ten-part Norwegian TV political thriller. A Green government suspends extraction of fossil fuels, prompting a Russian invasion of Norway, writes Clive Walder.
20 April 2016
Socialists in the news in US: Speeches by Socialist Party co-thinkers in the United States, Socialist Alternative, have been going viral across the pond.
9 March 2016
German spy thriller Deutschland 83, currently available on 4OD, is very good entertainment. But it shows a very one-sided view of the standard of living of East German workers.
6 January 2016
TV review - Jessica Jones: This is the latest production from Marvel, one of the homes of spandex-clad superheroes and villains. But in many ways, Jessica Jones is the complete opposite of the fantasy and explosion they normally purvey with such aplomb.
9 December 2015
Huge potential to change lives, limited by capitalism.
9 December 2015
The Socialist Party's Nancy Taaffe took on the Tory and Blairite warmongers on the BBC's Daily Politics show on 3 December. Less than a week later, James Ivens appeared on the Daily Politics on 8 December to defend deselection of Blairites and the Socialist Party's participation in Momentum.
21 October 2015
TV review: We Want Our Country Back. Tiny far-right group 'Britain First' has attracted disproportionate levels of media coverage over the last year.
23 September 2015
Rudi Abdallah, Waltham Forest Socialist Party, reviews the first episode of This is England '90.
2 September 2015
TV review: Geoff Jones reviews the BBC4 TV programme Britain's Nuclear Secrets - Inside Sellafield (on BBC iPlayer until 10 September).
14 August 2015
In what was obviously intended as a positive story on the nuclear industry, respected physicist Jim Al-Khalili took a camera crew into the nuclear complex at Sellafield in Cumbria
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