Reviews and comments

28 July 2021

TV Review: Stateless blames mismanagement rather than system

Australia has long been held up as a particularly repressive immigration system, and has served as an inspiration for both Labour and Conservative governments in Britain

14 July 2021

England football team

As a football fan that supports England, I never thought I'd see what the team achieved in at the World Cup in the summer 2018 topped

14 July 2021

Readers' comments

'Freedom Day' for who exactly?: Send your news, views and criticism, in not more than 150 words, to [email protected] - or if you're not online, PO Box 1398, Enfield EN1 9GT

7 July 2021

Book: The struggle for world socialism

The Struggle for World Socialism

'The Struggle for World Socialism' by Peter Taaffe is an incisive Marxist analysis of the key events both in Britain and internationally, following on from his second volume, which concluded in 2007.

7 July 2021

TV - Statue wars: one summer in Bristol

This is a programme about the Black Lives Matter movement in Bristol. Historically, Bristol's economy has been built on exploitation, especially the blood, sweat and tears of kidnapped and enslaved people

7 July 2021

The story of Joe Clough - Britain's first black bus driver

Interview with playwright of Farewell Leicester Square: The Socialist spoke to playwright and Socialist Party member Neil Gore about Townsend Production's latest play, Farewell Leicester Square. It's touring in Bedford, Watford and London from 1-11 July.

7 July 2021

Why did I choose the Socialist Party?

I don't think we should just toil, pay up and die: When I was 12, I realised how much time I had spent watching my mum stress and sort her finances. Anything from bills to birthdays would be a matter of writing it out, and sorting it methodically.

30 June 2021

TV Review: GB News

You know when you switch on Freeview just on the off-chance that with all those channels there will be something good on

30 June 2021

Readers' comments

In these days of deskilling and constant attacks on workers' pay and conditions, it came as an unusual surprise when our shift supervisor informed us that management would like to thank us for our efforts in hitting the monthly budget for the first time ever (production is still in its early stages

23 June 2021

Book review: Shuggie Bain

'An unsentimental depiction of the brutality and inhumanity of capitalism': 'Shuggie Bain', written by Douglas Stuart, is a novel that at times makes the reader stop and reflect

23 June 2021

Women and the criminal 'injustice' system

In April of this year, the Ministry of Justice released a report responding to the 'growing mental health crisis' for women in prison

16 June 2021

Books that inspired me: The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists

"A scathing, humorous and urgent call to arms in the fight for socialism": 'The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists' by Robert Tressell, published in 1914, portrays with compassion the plight of the working class in the early 1900s

16 June 2021

Readers' comments

A truly capitalist donation: The G7's pledge to donate 1 billion vaccine doses isn't as generous as the media is painting it. Truthfully, it makes me sick. The G7 countries have been actively blocking efforts to suspend vaccine

15 June 2021

Response to Observer article on China

Peter Taaffe, an executive committee member of the Socialist Party and its former general secretary, wrote the following letter to the Observer on 7 June 2021

9 June 2021

TV review: Mrs Thatcher vs the miners

History as written by the bosses: 'Mrs Thatcher vs The Miners, the Battle for Britain', a documentary recently screened on Channel 5, is a transparent attempt by the bosses to rewrite history

9 June 2021

Readers' Opinion

For the last ten years, the number of people who work, yet are still considered to live in relative poverty has been steadily climbing as working people's wages fail to keep pace with the soaring cost of living

26 May 2021

The Socialist Inbox

The Socialist Inbox: Send your news, views and criticism, in not more than 150 words, to [email protected] - or if you're not online, PO Box 1398, Enfield EN1 9GT

26 May 2021

Film review: Nomadland

Sombre poem on human connection and solidarity: After the Great Recession of 2008 hit, the factory at the heart of Empire was shut down. Fern, a widow in her sixties, is suddenly compelled to leave the town she built her life around, taking off in her

26 May 2021

TV review: Three Families is excellent. But protest movement is missing

'Three Families' is a two-part series that deals with the issue of access to abortion in Northern Ireland

19 May 2021

Readers' opinion

Thousands of workers have been recruited by firms which have been found to be using mini umbrella companies (MUCs) to avoid tax


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