By Julie Hyland, 27 November 2015
Cameron’s speech was a conscious and wilful deception of the British public as to the advanced dangers of a new world war.
By Julie Hyland, 26 November 2015
In just 10 years, from 2010 through 2020, government spending as a percentage of GDP is projected to fall by 10 percent, with disastrous consequences for millions of people.
By Margot Miller, 26 November 2015
Under the control of the Labourites, each city and region within the Northern Powerhouse is involved in a cutthroat struggle for investment and the slashing of wages.
By Danny Richardson, 25 November 2015
Celsa Steel UK, which runs the mill in Cardiff, offered no explanation as to the cause of the blast, which killed Peter O’Brien, 51, and Mark Sim, 41.
By Robert Stevens, 24 November 2015
The British prime minister’s meeting with French President François Hollande was aimed at securing a vote in the UK parliament for war in Syria.
By Simon Whelan, 23 November 2015
Chancellor George Osborne is demanding that governmental departments slash their expenditures by up to 40 percent.
By Robert Stevens, 23 November 2015
New data shows that the UK economy is fragile and teetering on the edge of a major crisis.
By Dennis Moore, 21 November 2015
The use of so-called Public Space Protection Orders is on the rise across Britain.
By Chris Marsden, 21 November 2015
Mason is portrayed, and portrays himself, as a “man of the left,” based largely on his membership in the group Workers Power in the 1980s.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 November 2015
The Pollard affair has long been a bone of contention between the Israeli and US intelligence agencies.
By Steve James, 20 November 2015
Corbyn used the Scottish Labour conference last month as a platform to promote a variant of left-sounding Scottish nationalism.
By Barry Mason, 20 November 2015
Senior doctors, who will be expected to bear the brunt of the strike action, have publicly expressed their support for their junior colleagues.
By Robert Stevens, 19 November 2015
Leading Labour officials are seconding Tory and media denunciations of Labour leader Corbyn as a threat to “national security.”
By Julie Hyland, 18 November 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron announced a further £2 billion for the current military budget, including a doubling of the UK fleet of military drones to 20.
By Danny Richardson, 18 November 2015
The steel unions, which moved rapidly to defuse any anger at the previous job cuts in the industry, have offered nothing to oppose the latest ones.
By Thomas Scripps, 18 November 2015
Almost a third of young people in Britain make less than £7.71 an hour.
By Chris Marsden, 17 November 2015
Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, cancelled plans to make a speech defending his previously stated opposition to British escalation in Syria.
By Jordan Shilton, 17 November 2015
The assassination of Mohammed Emwazi was the third incident in less than three months in which UK forces have been involved in the killing of British citizens.
By Robert Stevens, 16 November 2015
The Paris attacks resulted in calls from the media and sections of the military for Britain to take a central part in military strikes in Syria.
By Mark Blackwood, 16 November 2015
On Bloody Sunday, 13 unarmed civilians aged between 17 and 41 were gunned down and murdered during a 30-minute killing spree conducted by 1 Para.
By Mark Blackwood, 14 November 2015
Amidst revelations of bulk spying on the population, the Cameron government is allocating yet more resources to the vast state surveillance system already in place.
By Trevor Johnson, 13 November 2015
The tendency toward devolution emerges from the cultivation of nationalism by all the bourgeois parties throughout the UK.
By Ben Trent, 12 November 2015
Since the introduction of tuition fees under Tony Blair, the cost of education in the UK has soared.
By Ross Mitchell, 12 November 2015
The current owner has a history of slashing costs by sub-tendering jobs to its own contractors.
By Chris Marsden, 11 November 2015
The public attacks on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by members of the military must be taken as a warning of the preparations for state repression against the working class.
By Robert Stevens, 11 November 2015
By seeking changes to the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron hopes to neutralise the threat from the anti-EU right within Conservative ranks.
By Chris Marsden, 10 November 2015
Events have again demonstrated that there is no longer any significant constituency for the defence of democratic rights within ruling circles.
By Barry Mason, 9 November 2015
Staff fear the extension of services at a weekend, without additional resources, would put yet more patients’ care in jeopardy.
By Ajanta Silva, 9 November 2015
The NHS’s financial crisis is the product of funding cuts and the drive to privatisation.
By Thomas Scripps, 7 November 2015
London is the third most expensive city in the world. Working people and students face soaring costs for housing and increasing evictions.
By Chris Marsden, 6 November 2015
The UK is the largest foreign investor in Egypt, having poured $25 billion into the country since 2010.
By Robert Stevens, 5 November 2015
Home Secretary Theresa May outlined the bill terminating democratic rights stretching back to the Magna Carta.
By Joe Mount, 5 November 2015
Lustgarten’s play attempts to convey the lives and plight of ordinary people and avoids the self-absorption of many artists.
By Julie Hyland, 4 November 2015
Differences within the ruling class over Britain’s strategy in Syria have become even more pronounced since parliament voted against airstrikes in 2013.
By Gregory McAvoy, 3 November 2015
The new system of fines for petty offenses will ensure that many people from deprived backgrounds will be plunged even deeper into poverty.
By Robert Stevens, 2 November 2015
Cumberbatch has regularly appealed for donations for Syrian children after performances to Barbican audiences.
By Robert Stevens, 31 October 2015
Wednesday’s protest was in support of Sergeant Alexander Blackman, who was found guilty of the murder of an injured Afghan prisoner of war in November 2013.
By Tom Pearce, 31 October 2015
Addenbrooke’s dire situation is symptomatic of a financial crisis across the NHS, with two-thirds of trusts predicting a deficit this year.
By Julie Hyland, 30 October 2015
Through their protectionist policies, the Labour and trade union bureaucracy and their allies are working to divide workers and prevent a unified class struggle against the profit system.
By Ben Trent, 30 October 2015
New GP “super-practices” will be given more autonomy, making them more attractive for prospective private companies.
By Steve James, 29 October 2015
Senior members of the current government have pointed to army preparations following the collapse of Ireland’s banks and the imposition of austerity.
By Robert Stevens, 28 October 2015
The cuts to tax credit payments are central to the Tories’ plans to cut welfare spending by an additional £12 billion, as part of their ongoing austerity offensive.
By Chris Marsden, 28 October 2015
It was the Labour Party, and not simply Blair, which backed the second war in Iraq, just as it did the first in 1990, and as it did in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan.
By Chris Marsden, 27 October 2015
Blair’s partial apology was designed to divert from the central issue of his joining with George W. Bush in launching an illegal war of aggression to bring about regime change.
By Robert Stevens, 26 October 2015
US officials and advisors have warned that London is “playing a dangerous game” in developing its economic relations with Beijing.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 24 October 2015
The most grotesque example of Corbyn’s fawning before Xi was when he gave fulsome praise for “the remarkable Chinese achievements in poverty reduction.”
By Paul Mitchell, 24 October 2015
Nearly five years after Assange’s arrest without charge, and in breach of a Swedish law, the prosecutor has still not taken a statement from the WikiLeaks editor.
By Barry Mason, 22 October 2015
An October 14 decision by the UK's Investigatory Powers Tribunal opens the door for the British intelligence agencies to spy on parliamentarians.
By Julie Hyland, 22 October 2015
Momentum is perpetrating a fiction that the Labour Party “can transform our society for the better,” rather than being an obstacle to such a change.
By Danny Richardson and Robert Stevens, 21 October 2015
The main steel unions have repeated their customary pro-business objections, centring on condemning cheap steel imports from China and high taxes on UK steel manufacturers.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 19 October 2015
Labour’s right wing has been handed a victory without a fight by party leader Corbyn
By Allison Smith, 19 October 2015
The final eviction at Sweets Way estate took place after a six-month standoff.
By Julie Hyland, 16 October 2015
The “charter of fiscal responsibility” is the means by which successive governments have written austerity into law.
By Robert Stevens, 15 October 2015
The decision to end the police presence outside the Ecuadorean Embassy in no way lessens the threat to the founder of WikiLeaks.
By Steve James and Chris Marsden, 14 October 2015
Corbyn’s election to head the Labour Party, based on his professed opposition to austerity and militarism, has cut across the SSP’s propaganda in the service of Scottish nationalism.
By Robert Stevens, 14 October 2015
Edward Snowden: Spies and the Law was a travesty of journalism that repeated the lies and propaganda of the US military-intelligence complex.
By Ajanta Silva, 12 October 2015
The new contracts would effectively reduce junior doctors’ pay by 15 to 30 percent, with more extended and unsafe hours.
By Chris Marsden, 8 October 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron’s free-market nostrums were wrapped up in a noxious mixture of repression and militarism.
By our reporters, 7 October 2015
The union leaders have seized with both hands the prospect of using Corbyn’s personal popularity and his anti-austerity rhetoric to shore up their tattered credentials.
By Robert Stevens, 6 October 2015
Workers in Britain have suffered five years of spending cuts, job losses and attacks on living standards on a scale without precedent since the 1930s.
By Tony Robson, 6 October 2015
The trade unions have complied with every demand of the company on the pretext that increased competitiveness would guarantee future production.
By Chris Marsden, 5 October 2015
Newly elected Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s statement that he would not authorise a nuclear strike met an outraged response at last week’s party conference.
By Allison Smith, 2 October 2015
The PCS wants attacks on Gallery workers’ employment conditions to be negotiated through the union and not with a private company.
By Robert Stevens, 1 October 2015
Corbyn has insisted he can lead the party in an anti-austerity and anti-war direction while maintaining unity with the supporters of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
By our reporters, 1 October 2015
Some delegates indicated illusions in the possibility of change, in some cases far more radical than that advanced by Corbyn, in and through the Labour Party.
By Chris Marsden, 30 September 2015
Corbyn took pains to praise all his rivals in the Labour leadership contest, including the arch Blairite Liz Kendall.
By Chris Marsden, 29 September 2015
McDonnell called for right-wing opponents of Corbyn in the Labour Party to “come back,” while making clear that the new party leadership would not challenge the capitalist system.
By Tom Scripps, 29 September 2015
Since 2011, 50,000 London families have been forcibly relocated outside of their boroughs.
By Chris Marsden, 28 September 2015
The conference will not discuss or vote on scrapping the Trident missile system after major trade unions made clear their opposition to any such move.
By Danny Richardson, 24 September 2015
The role of the trade unions at Tata Steel has been to demobilise any offensive by steel workers against the cuts.
By Chris Marsden, 23 September 2015
The comments of the general are part of an ongoing political campaign of destabilisation mounted by the Conservative government, the media and large sections of the Labour Party.
By Barry Mason, 22 September 2015
Among those hit the hardest will be working single parents.
By Mark Dowson, 21 September 2015
The UK is now the world’s second largest exporter of defence equipment, behind the United States.
By Margot Miller, 19 September 2015
Local authorities in the UK face more devastating cuts, after already having their budgets slashed to pay for the bailout of the super-rich following the 2008 economic crisis.
By Julie Hyland, 18 September 2015
The commotion over Corbyn’s refusal to sing the anthem provides an object lesson in the nature of the political set-up in Britain.
By Tom Scripps, 17 September 2015
The cancelled production, Homegrown, explores the reasons for three London girls travelling to Syria to join ISIS.
By Chris Marsden, 16 September 2015
Corbyn’s assignation of a progressive role to the trade unions flies in the face of political realities as experienced by almost two generations of workers.
By Michael Barnes, 16 September 2015
Some of the repressive measures contained in the Bill have previously been enacted only under dictatorial regimes.
By Chris Marsden, 15 September 2015
Corbyn has chosen a shadow cabinet that includes those who are bitterly hostile to the policy shifts he publicly advocates.
By Julie Hyland, 14 September 2015
No one can seriously argue—especially after the experience of Syriza in Greece—that a redistribution of wealth can be effected without a struggle by the working class to break the stranglehold of the financial elite.
By our reporters, 14 September 2015
Hundreds of thousands rallied over the weekend to support the democratic rights of refugees and to protest right-wing policies of governments throughout the world.
By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2015
Brooks resumes control at News UK just a year after a trial revealing heinous crimes carried out under her leadership at Murdoch’s British operations.
Exhibition in London
By Paul Mitchell, 12 September 2015
The show is an opportunity to see the compassionate and humorous photographs of working class life by someone whose work rarely reached a wider audience during her own lifetime.
By Robert Stevens, 11 September 2015
The British government and its allies are now unabashed in their calls for war in Syria and the removal of Bashar Al-Assad.
By Julie Hyland, 10 September 2015
The policy of targeted assassination, begun in Israel, is now part of an international trend in which governments compete for bragging rights over their “hits.”
By Margot Miller, 10 September 2015
The British government aims to get a million more disabled and ill people off the welfare rolls and into employment.
By Robert Stevens and Julie Hyland, 9 September 2015
The attack parallels the Obama administration’s policy of extrajudicial executions and constitutes a violation of democratic rights and the rule of law.
By Tom Scripps, 9 September 2015
Despite increased demand, the budget for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services has been cut by nearly £50 million.
By Robert Stevens, 8 September 2015
The government’s admission that it ordered the targeted assassination of two Britons in Syria parallels the extra-judicial murders of its own citizens by the US government.
By Mark Blackwood, 8 September 2015
Between 2008 and 2013, an estimated 483,000 elderly and disabled people either lost their care support, or are no longer eligible.
By Alex Lantier, 7 September 2015
Washington and its European allies plan to exploit the refugee crisis to escalate their bloody war for regime change in Syria, which would create countless more refugees.
By Robert Stevens, 7 September 2015
The decision by the British Library demonstrates the extent to which the “anti-terrorism” laws are being used to curtail academic and intellectual freedom.
By Simon Whelan, 7 September 2015
The cuts documented by the Sheffield research, when fully implemented nationwide, will slash £19 billion from welfare.
By Mark Blackwood, 7 September 2015
Between 2008 and 2013, an estimated 483,000 elderly and disabled people either lost their care support, or are no longer eligible.
By Julie Hyland, 5 September 2015
The pseudo-left groups are backing the campaign of Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to revive support for Labour and present this right-wing party as an agent of social reform.
By Jordan Shilton, 4 September 2015
Both the Republican and Unionist parties consider the encouragement and manipulation of divisions essential in facilitating the intensification of their assault on workers.
By Trevor Johnson, 4 September 2015
A decision to allow exploration and drilling for gas in the North Yorkshire Moors shows how conditions have been transformed to favour fracking corporations.
By Tom Pearse, 2 September 2015
Official policy of the Conservative government is focused on whipping up nationalist anti-immigrant sentiment and echoes that long associated with far right-wing forces.