By Nick Beams, 23 May 2015
Tensions over the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank surfaced again this week when Japan announced it would provide $110 billion for infrastructure investment.
By Michael Barnes, 23 May 2015
The unions have betrayed a large strike mandate and disarmed rail-workers in the face of a ferocious assault by the incoming Conservative government.
By Jean Shaoul, 22 May 2015
The act is to go the same way as other key elements of international law over which successive governments in the last 15 years have ridden roughshod.
By Jordan Shilton, 21 May 2015
There is no serious opposition within the ruling elite internationally to the abandonment of democratic procedures and implementation of police state measures.
By Michael Barnes, 19 May 2015
The one-day stoppage has the potential to become a focal point for opposition within the working class.
By Paul Mitchell, 16 May 2015
In the May 7 general election, Labour received 30.4 percent of the vote, resulting in 232 seats—the party’s worst defeat since 1987.
By Chris Marsden, 14 May 2015
There are significant differences within the Conservative Party over how far to pursue a possible EU rupture.
By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 11 May 2015
Workers have deserted the Labour Party because they view it as a Conservative Party Mark Two, with almost one-third of the electorate seeing no point in voting at all.
By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 9 May 2015
The general election has claimed the scalps of three party leaders.
By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 8 May 2015
The general election has claimed the scalp of three party leaders.
By Dermot Quinn, 8 May 2015
The continued undermining of the pay and conditions of bus workers would not have been possible without the collaboration of the trade unions.
By Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 7 May 2015
The Socialist Equality Party and its candidates, Katie Rhodes in Glasgow Central and David O’Sullivan in Holborn & St. Pancras, offer the only genuine alternative for workers and young people.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 May 2015
The European media regard the British general election as a source of economic instability and a step towards the fracturing of the European Union into its national components.
By David O’Sullivan, 7 May 2015
Green Party of England and Wales leader Natalie Bennett insists she is not responsible for what the Greens do internationally. What about in Britain?
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 7 May 2015
Brand won popular support for standing out against the very claims he is now making.
By Jordan Shilton, 6 May 2015
Green Party defence spokeswoman Rebecca Johnson recently complained that the British army was no longer equipped to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.
By our reporters, 6 May 2015
There was an enthusiastic response by workers and young people who took part in the International May Day Online Rally in the UK.
By David O’Sullivan, 6 May 2015
Official figures reveal that in the last three years alone more than 50,000 families have been forced to leave London due to welfare cuts and soaring rents.
By Richard Tyler, 4 May 2015
The exclusion of the SEP from the hustings was meant to exclude criticism of the trade union bureaucracy, which is responsible for selling out one dispute after another.
By our reporters, 2 May 2015
“It’s the only genuine celebration of international workers day anywhere in the world.”
By Paul Mitchell, 2 May 2015
O’Sullivan’s insistence that a socialist perspective was necessary to address social problems met with a warm response.
By David O’Sullivan, 1 May 2015
The Hopkins episode demonstrates that the most right-wing forces are being deliberately mobilised, to be used against the working class and the mass opposition that will develop against even deeper austerity.
By Robert Stevens, 30 April 2015
Britain is more attractive to the super-rich than anywhere except America.
By Jean Shaoul, 30 April 2015
O’Sullivan focused his remarks on the key role the unions had played in allowing successive governments to implement austerity measures.
By Chris Marsden, 28 April 2015
No one at the rally was in a politically critical frame of mind, least of all the pseudo-lefts in the crowd who have long ago sold their political soul to the SNP and Scottish nationalism.
By Chris Marsden, 27 April 2015
The only predictable outcome of Britain’s May 7 general election is that it will mark a descent into political uncertainty and crisis.
By Robert Stevens, 27 April 2015
The Labour leader’s efforts to reinforce the party's militarist credentials were aimed especially at reassuring US imperialism.
By Chris Marsden, 24 April 2015
The Green Party is a pro-capitalist organization that, on all fundamental questions, defends the existing social order based on brutal class exploitation, militarism and violence.
SEP candidate tells London hustings:
By Paul Mitchell, 23 April 2015
O’Sullivan addressed questions at the Somali community hustings on issues of housing and homelessness, Islamophobia, youth education, and unemployment.
By Katie Rhodes, 22 April 2015
Nothing so graphically exposes the destruction of the welfare state established following the Second World War than the return to Victorian social norms.
By Robert Stevens, 21 April 2015
“Our manifesto begins with the Budget Responsibility Lock,” Labour states.
By our reporter, 21 April 2015
Paul Stickley, the election agent for the Socialist Equality Party candidate in the May 7 General Election, David O’Sullivan, took part in a hustings last Thursday.
By Richard Tyler, 20 April 2015
Warnings by the IMF undermine claims by the Labour Party that it would achieve a balanced budget by 2020, should it win power on May 7.
By Dennis Moore, 20 April 2015
Sanctions affect one-third of homeless people claiming Job Seekers Allowance.
BBC’s election challengers’ debate
By Chris Marsden, 18 April 2015
Sturgeon’s pleas helped cover for Miliband’s right-wing austerity agenda, as Labour issued its manifesto beginning with a “Budget Responsibility Lock.”
“We are fighting for a massive movement of the working class to oppose austerity and war”
By Ajanta Silva, 18 April 2015
David O’Sullivan placed the questions of poverty, the housing crisis and the slashing of social services in a broader international context.
By Chris Marsden, 17 April 2015
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition offers no answer for anyone seeking a left alternative to the Labour Party.
By Katie Rhodes—SEP candidate for Glasgow Central, 15 April 2015
The move by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition and the major parties is another step in dismantling the pension system.
By Richard Tyler, 14 April 2015
A report prepared by the Congressional Research Service concludes, “The UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues... on the US agenda.”
By Paul Stuart, 14 April 2015
The Holborn and St. Pancras district in London is deeply associated with the struggle for the political independence of the working class.
By Paul Stuart, 13 April 2015
A quarter of households in the constituency have incomes of £20,000 or less, while in St. Pancras and Somers Town this figure rises to 44 percent.
By Paul Mitchell, 11 April 2015
The exclusion of SEP general election candidate David O’Sullivan was overturned after the chair was forced to call a vote.
By Danny Richardson, 10 April 2015
The Indian steel giant stands to save around £1 billion by ending the defined benefit pensions it inherited from the once state-owned British steelmaker
By Julie Hyland, 10 April 2015
Not only was SEP candidate Katie Rhodes the only socialist speaking, she was the only one speaking for a party that did not define itself as “Scottish”.
By David O’Sullivan, 8 April 2015
Thousands of workers had to be evacuated from the Holborn area.
By Chris Marsden, 4 April 2015
The debate underscored the vast chasm that exists between Britain’s ruling elite and the concerns of the broad mass of working people.
By Paul Mitchell, 3 April 2015
Thousands of workers had to be evacuated from the areas around Kingsway, one of London’s busiest office and shopping districts.
By Steve James, 3 April 2015
The decision is a devastating indictment, not just of Sheridan and his Solidarity fan club, but of the entire pseudo-left fraternity in Britain.
By Paul Mitchell, 1 April 2015
O’Sullivan explained that decades of government promises to address the problems of high rents, tenants’ rights and inadequate housing have never been honoured.
By Julie Hyland, 31 March 2015
Labour took out a full-page advert in the Financial Times featuring quotes from the heads of six of the largest corporations in Britain over the dangers of leaving the EU.
By Robert Stevens, 30 March 2015
All three major parties in Britain are committed to huge cuts in welfare spending.
Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2015 General Election manifesto: No to war and austerity! Fight for socialism!
By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 30 March 2015
The Socialist Equality Party in Britain is seeking to mobilise working people in a political struggle against austerity and war through the fight for a workers’ government based on socialist policies.
By Robert Stevens, 26 March 2015
Duggan, a 29-year-old father of six, was unarmed when he was shot twice in Tottenham, north London by an armed police officer on August 4, 2011.
By Harvey Thompson, 25 March 2015
The covert Special Demonstration Squad monitored hundreds of political groups between 1968 and 2008.
By Margot Miller, 25 March 2015
Government funding to the arts in the UK has been cut by 36 percent in the last four years.
By Barry Mason, 23 March 2015
An inquest heard how the lies and cover-up by the authorities began within minutes of the tragedy.
By Ajanta Silva, 23 March 2015
The deal, worth £780 million over four years, is the latest in the ongoing privatisation process of the publicly run health service.
By Robert Stevens, 19 March 2015
Private corporations are being primed to win up to £5 billion in contracts as Trafford council prepares to sell contracts to run vital services.
By Jordan Shilton and Chris Marsden, 18 March 2015
The Prison Officers Association was one of the first trade unions to join the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, formed by the Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party.
By Nick Beams, 16 March 2015
The British decision to participate in the Chinese-backed Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank was taken largely behind the back of the United States.
By Manusha Fernando, 16 March 2015
Suspension of the Chinese investment project is bound up with the shift of Sri Lankan foreign policy under the new government away from Beijing and towards Washington.
By Chris Marsden, 14 March 2015
Hammond’s speech was meant to reassure Britain’s spies that they will be protected from any possible fall-out, and that their criminal actions can continue.
By Paul Mitchell, 14 March 2015
The Intelligence and Security Committee report is a whitewash, aimed at legitimising the spy apparatus exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013.
By Paul Mitchell, 11 March 2015
Labour is committed to further spending cuts, which is why it voted overwhelmingly with the Tory-led government in January to rush the Budgetary Responsibility Bill through parliament.
By Margot Miller, 7 March 2015
There has been no debate on the biggest overhaul in the provision of health care and welfare since the foundation of the welfare state, either nationally or in Manchester.
By Julie Hyland, 4 March 2015
The interview promoted by the Telegraph is part of a concerted campaign to intimidate widespread anti-war sentiment in the face of a significant expansion of militarism.
Sell-off: The abolition of your NHS
By Joan Smith, 28 February 2015
The documentary exposes the extent to which Britain’s National Health Service has been privatised.
By Robert Stevens, 27 February 2015
Former ministers Jack Straw and Sir Malcolm Rifkind were caught on camera in a Channel 4 television broadcast attempting to peddle their political influence to business contacts.
By John Farmer, 25 February 2015
The UK’s largest retailer is cutting jobs in the face of growing competition from low-cost supermarket chains.
By Mark Blackwood and Paul Mitchell, 18 February 2015
There is growing criticism of the government of Prime Minister David Cameron for not playing a more aggressive role in military operations worldwide.
By Ajanta Silva, 14 February 2015
Health care workers have already suffered from four years of pay freezes, cuts, worsening job conditions and an increase in pension contributions.
By Paul Mitchell, 13 February 2015
GCHQ and the UK government welcomed the Investigatory Powers Tribunal ruling as it allows them to continue the mass surveillance of the population.
By Margot Miller, 11 February 2015
The vote by the Police Federation is part of the move to authoritarian forms of rule in Britain.
By Chris Marsden, 7 February 2015
The invitation of the neo-fascist leader is of a piece with both contemporary political requirements within ruling circles and the recent political pedigree of the Oxford Union.
By Julie Hyland, 6 February 2015
Greater devolution, whether in its Scottish or English guise, is directed towards a layer of the upper middle class hostile to any semblance of redistributive economic measures.
By Dennis Moore, 5 February 2015
Those sanctioned are often the most poor and vulnerable, who will face having to live on little or no money.
By Ajanta Silva, 31 January 2015
The NHS now has to step in and clear up the financial and patient care disaster created by the private health care operator at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
By Chris Marsden, 23 January 2015
Among the records that will reportedly not be published is a minute of a conversation between Tony Blair and George W. Bush six weeks before the Iraq invasion.
By Julie Hyland, 15 January 2015
The attacks in Paris are being utilised to push through authoritarian measures long in gestation.
By Nick Beams, 14 January 2015
Oil prices on Tuesday sank further toward their levels of 2009, while bond yields hit zero in Japan.
By Chris Marsden, 13 January 2015
In the aftermath of the attack in Paris, Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to give the security services more powers to intercept the private communications of individuals.
13 January 2015
The SEP (UK) will be holding a series of meetings in March 2015.
By Dennis Moore, 12 January 2015
The figures from a government report are corroborated by the increase in the numbers of people using food banks.
By Joe Mount, 9 January 2015
A significant number of young apprentices receive below the minimum wage, work unpaid overtime and have no written contract of employment.
By Julie Hyland, 8 January 2015
The BBC’s Nick Robinson denied that his comments breached his professional obligation to political impartiality.
By Ajanta Silva, 7 January 2015
What is happening to public health provision in Devon is a warning to the entire working class.
By Steve James, 5 January 2015
The latest pact seeks to deliver full implementation of the austerity measures demanded by the British government in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
By Barry Mason, 5 January 2015
So far more than 7,800 people have been killed by the Ebola virus.
By Julie Hyland, 3 January 2015
City Link is the latest in a number of private equity-backed companies that have gone bankrupt over the last few years.
By Joe Mount, 29 December 2014
The British elite responded to the 2011 inner-city youth riots by demanding the militarisation of the education system.
By Dennis Moore, 27 December 2014
Cuts to mental health services have led to enormous demand with little capacity to meet it.
By Ajanta Silva, 23 December 2014
To meet government demands for efficiency savings, the trust has reduced beds and cut down staffing levels.
By Julie Hyland, 20 December 2014
The racism evidenced by the guards’ text messages is one deliberately cultivated by the ruling class to scapegoat foreign workers for the social crisis created by capitalism.
By Mark Blackwood, 17 December 2014
Iraq is once again at the center of the imperialist scramble for domination of the Middle East and Eurasia.
By Robert Stevens, 17 December 2014
The Investigatory Powers Tribunal has sanctioned the Tempora program, which captures the data from all fibre optic cables entering or leaving the UK.
By Paul Mitchell, 16 December 2014
The mass arrests at the Westfield demonstration reflect the nervousness of the ruling elite in the face of any form of dissent.
By Tony Robson, 16 December 2014
The bill brought by Labour MP Clive Efford leaves intact the framework to outsource services to the private sector.
By Robert Stevens, 15 December 2014
The ruling elite in Britain intend to carry out an offensive against the working class equal to that in Greece.
By Robert Stevens, 13 December 2014
Home Secretary Theresa May, among other senior UK government officials, met with members of the US Senate committee working on the CIA report.
By Trevor Johnson, 10 December 2014
Spent fuel rods abandoned in neglected storage ponds are in danger of being exposed to the air, which could set off a nuclear explosion.