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22 January 2020

Council cuts continue... So must the fightback

Boris Johnson says austerity is over. So as councils prepare to set budgets next month, everyone - Johnson, the Labour leadership candidates, trade union leaders, councillors of every shade will be asked, "what are you going to do to stop council cuts?"

22 January 2020

To win back working-class trust Labour must take the 'Liverpool road'

The Labour leadership candidates at the first hustings pursued the theme: How can Labour win the trust of the working class?

22 January 2020

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another for the rest of us. Billionaires, housing, health, Lords, and more.

22 January 2020

End climate change, end inequality, end capitalism!

On one side, the global rich elite wine and dine at their annual shindig in Davos. On the other, millions around the world face poverty, war and environmental destruction

22 January 2020

Protesting is not terrorism

Police issue counter-terror guidance against campaigners including Socialist Party: Trade unions should demand the government withdraws these documents and the Prevent strategy

15 January 2020

Reverse Unison's undemocratic nomination of Blairite Starmer

There is widespread outrage in the union following the endorsement of Starmer

15 January 2020

Build for strikes to save NHS

In November, none of England's 118 major A&E departments met their targets - In December the situation got worse.

15 January 2020

Labour Party leadership contest: Fight for a mass anti-austerity, workers' party with a socialist programme


The process to elect a new leader of the Labour Party is underway and poses an essential question. What will happen to the potential, opened up by Jeremy Corbyn's unexpected leadership victory in 2015, to win a mass party in the interests of the working class?

15 January 2020

No free ride for the airline bosses - nationalise Flybe now!

Airline Flybe - which provides domestic flights in the UK - is in trouble.

15 January 2020

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us.

15 January 2020

Low Pay, Long Hours. Bosses rip us off. Organise the fightback now!

Boris Johnson has announced the minimum wage is going up. It's not by nearly enough. And at the same time, the Tories let bosses get away with paying hundreds of thousands of workers below the legal minimum!

8 January 2020

Ignore the hype - austerity goes on: organise to resist

It's not just the Socialist that is challenging Johnson's claims that he will end austerity and grow the economy. According to the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, winning the election was "the easy bit."

8 January 2020

Capitalism must go - fight for socialism

If visitors from outer space had come to earth for Christmas, they would surely ask: who the hell is in charge here?

8 January 2020

Tory minimum wage hike not enough

Ignoring the realities of living in austerity Britain, the Tory government has announced that the National 'Living Wage' will increase by 51p to 8.72 an hour in April. Every improvement is welcome, of course.

8 January 2020

Labour leadership election

Commitment to socialist policies and democratic party needed.
The nomination process for the Labour Party's leadership and deputy leadership contests has begun, with the ballot to take place from 21 February to 2 April.

8 January 2020

Trouble ahead for Johnson: Brexit is far from 'done'

Those who wanted Johnson to end the chaos and uncertainty will be disappointed.

8 January 2020

Suleimani's assassination - Middle East thrown into turmoil

Shockwaves went around the world at the news of Trump's decision to assassinate Suleimani

8 January 2020

Shell pays 0 corporation tax, and plans huge hike in fossil output

Faced with increasing scrutiny worldwide, oil giant Shell has revealed it paid no UK corporation tax in 2018. This is despite Shell also earning nearly 557 million in pre-tax profits in the UK over that year, with global pre-tax profits being $35.6 billion.

8 January 2020

Children need intensive care? We don't care!

This is the practical attitude of this Tory government, which has overseen a project of vicious NHS cuts - to the point where hospitals in England are struggling to provide beds to young children in desperate need of intensive care.

8 January 2020

Northern Rail franchise in question: nationalise the railways!

The Tories' announcement that they are likely to revoke Northern Rail's franchise referred to Northern's service being "completely unacceptable." That's true.


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