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17 May 2017
London Socialist Party meeting and book launch: Tories Out - Corbyn can win with a socialist, anti-austerity programme; Plus launch of new book ‘From Militant to the Socialist Party.’
Speakers include Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary and author of the book. Thursday 25 May, 7.30pm, Central London. All welcome!
26 April 2017
2nd May, as well as being in the midst of preparations for the upcoming snap election, marks 20 years since another general election - the one in 1997 which brought Tony Blair and New Labour to power.
26 April 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including the general election, Militant in Liverpool, the Holocaust and football.
12 April 2017
The continuing battle over Ken Livingstone's Labour Party membership has shown how the issue of anti-Semitism has become an important part of the party's internal struggle.
22 March 2017
Former mayor of London Ken Livingstone has accused Militant, now the Socialist Party, of bigoted political positions. Socialist Party deputy general secretary Hannah Sell demands the right to reply
21 March 2017
Socialists like John Macreadie worked to build a fighting campaigning civil service trade union
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
14 March 2017
Secret government files released under the 30-year rule show that Margaret Thatcher's government directly meddled in the internal affairs of civil servants' union CPSA, the predecessor of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union.
8 March 2017
Put MPs on workers' wages: 18% worse off. The Institute for Fiscal Studies calculates that UK households will have living standards 18% lower by 2021 than they would have been had the economic crisis never happened.
8 March 2017
Thirty years ago, 193 passengers and crew drowned off the coast of Belgium after P&O's Herald of Free Enterprise car ferry capsized. One of the dead was seafarer and Militant (forerunner of the Socialist) supporter Geoff Haney.
22 February 2017
John Pickett, Socialist Party comrade and postal worker, has died very suddenly at the age of 63. I first met John in the early 1980s, just after he returned to Portsmouth after being at college in Stoke.
16 February 2017
Train drivers in the trade union Aslef have delivered a tremendous answer of working-class solidarity that will astound Southern Rail management and the Tory government but also their own union leadership and that of the TUC. Despite the recommendation by Aslef leaders to accept the deal to end their dispute, drivers have rejected it by 54%-46% after a 72% turnout.
15 February 2017
This week is the Socialist's 20th birthday. On Britain's 30 January anti-Trump protests alone, 700 people bought the latest edition
6 February 2017
In an attempt to end the long-running, bitter dispute against driver only operation, Southern Rail has made an offer to drivers in Aslef
11 January 2017
After gloating about the decline in strikes to record levels in 2015, just months later, the right-wing Tory press is frothing at the mouth as workers take action on the tube, railways and at airports.
16 December 2016
The Unite general secretary election has been brought forward. The Socialist Party is supporting Len McCluskey. Under his leadership, the union has taken a more militant stance.
14 December 2016
Birmingham Labour Party is reported to be excluding members who joined on or after July 2015 from selecting Labour candidates for the 2018 elections.
7 December 2016
John died of heart disease very suddenly, at a too early age.
30 November 2016
I've been asked why socialists like me should be readmitted to the Labour Party. This is not the time for compromise and 'partnership', but for bold, clearly defined socialist policies, carried out by determined representatives of our class.
30 November 2016
The government of conservative prime minister Mariano Rajoy - under pressure from mass student strikes organised by the Sindicato de Estudiantes - has withdrawn its reactionary attacks on public education that include big cuts.
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