By Thomas Scripps and Ajanta Silva, 8 February 2016
The British Medical Association used the event to bolster their ongoing fruitless negotiations with Conservative Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
By Tony Robson, 6 February 2016
The British Medical Association has reluctantly proceeded with the strike but has scaled back the action.
Reject the Rail Maritime and Transport Union’s call to accept latest London Underground sell-out contract!
By Michael Barnes, 6 February 2016
Rail workers have seen the trade unions sabotage every struggle against the Conservative government since 2010.
UN panel condemns detention of WikiLeaks founder
By Bill Van Auken, 5 February 2016
Despite a ruling that Assange has been subjected to “arbitrary detention,” both the UK and Sweden vow to continue his persecution.
By Chris Marsden, 4 February 2016
The proposed agreement between Cameron and European Council President Donald Tusk is a refutation of those who depict the EU as the guardian of a more progressive agenda.
By Tom Pearce, 3 February 2016
Nearly 50 percent of teachers in the UK said some pupils arrived at school hungry at least three or four times a week.
By Jordan Shilton, 2 February 2016
In calling for the creation of a European military force, Blair wrote that the European powers had to be capable of projecting their interests on the global stage.
By Simon Whelan, 30 January 2016
Forty Conservative MPs wrote to the prime minister calling for a meeting to discuss concerns that he is not asking for sufficiently radical changes in return for the UK’s continued EU membership.
By Simon Whelan, 29 January 2016
Technology giant Google’s pathetically small British tax payment confirms once again that major corporations operate virtually unhindered by national governments.
By Danny Richardson, 28 January 2016
There is no suggestion of opposition from either the trade unions or the Labour Party.
Notes on London’s housing crisis
By Allison Smith, 27 January 2016
A new report released this week by the House of Commons shows that private sector rent makes up 62 percent of pre-tax income, up from 49 percent just five years ago.
By Alice Summers, 26 January 2016
Hospital admissions for cholera have quadrupled over the last four years
By Tony Robson, 25 January 2016
Taking advantage of BMA's decision to call off a strike by doctors, the Conservative government has revived the threat to impose new contracts unilaterally.
By Chris Marsden, 22 January 2016
The parliamentary debate on whether to ban Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump from entering the UK took place on the same day that Prime Minister David Cameron launched his own campaign to stir up anti-Muslim sentiment.
By Chris Marsden, 21 January 2016
Whatever his mildly left rhetoric, Corbyn is wedded to the party on which British imperialism has relied for more than a century to police the working class and preserve its rule.
By Steve James, 20 January 2016
Under conditions where the SNP government is enforcing austerity policies, RISE seeks to ensure that disaffection with the SNP is channelled along nationalist and separatist lines.
By Simon Whelan, 19 January 2016
Cameron’s plans spell the death knell for inner-city public housing, especially in London.
By Thomas Scripps, 16 January 2016
The Police and Criminal Evidence Act states that children under 18 in custody should be transferred to the care of the local authority.
By Tom Pearce, 16 January 2016
Schools are paying recruitment agencies ever greater sums for finders fees.
By Barry Mason and Paul Mitchell, 15 January 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a paltry £40 million to repair flood defences in Leeds and York.
By our reporters, 14 January 2016
The strike came after four months of a dispute in which the government has insisted its proposed changes go through and was the first such work stoppage since the 1970s.
By Danny Richardson, 14 January 2016
Tata Steel is desperate to offload the main loss-making section of its operations in Europe as a means to further slash the wages and conditions of steelworkers.
By Simon Whelan, 13 January 2016
It is estimated that up to two-thirds of Conservative MPs support a “Brexit.”
By Tony Robson, 12 January 2016
It has been more than four decades since the last national strike by junior doctors over pay and conditions
By Harvey Thompson, 11 January 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron is following the lead of President Obama, who last October reneged on his pledge to withdraw virtually all US troops from Afghanistan before the end of his administration.
By Ajanta Silva, 11 January 2016
The Conservative government has announced plans to scrap bursaries and introduce student fees.
By Ajanta Silva, 9 January 2016
A student nurse graduating in 2020 could leave with debts over £50,000.
By Dennis Moore, 9 January 2016
Parks are not a statutory service and local authorities have no legal obligation to fund them.
By Paul Mitchell, 8 January 2016
All the pledges made by the leaders of the major powers and top bankers in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 collapse to clean up the financial system have come to nought.
By Danny Richardson, 8 January 2016
James Bibby, 25, and Thomas Elmer, 27, died from multiple injuries after they were dragged into machinery at a wood-chip processing factory.
By Chris Marsden, 7 January 2016
The Labour Party right wing, having emerged largely unscathed from the reshuffle, immediately went back on the offensive.
By Liz Smith and John Farmer, 6 January 2016
West Yorkshire residents interviewed by the WSWS were angry at the response of the government and local authorities.
By Thomas Scripps, 6 January 2016
Investors are responding to the profits available due to the increased enrolment of foreign students in British universities and the expansion of privately rented halls.
By Tom Pearce, 5 January 2016
The cuts in education are part of the government’s austerity agenda aimed at saving more than £20 billion in public finances.
By Barry Mason, 4 January 2016
The concentration of wealth by a tiny minority is revealed in the fact that the top one percent of wealthiest households has as much wealth as the poorest 57 percent combined.
By Trevor Johnson, 4 January 2016
Exploration for oil and gas across about 5,000 square miles of England will be permitted, in addition to 1,000 square miles in licenses awarded in the summer.
By Robert Stevens, 31 December 2015
Cameron pledged to hold an “in-out” referendum on EU membership by the end of 2017 to appease the Eurosceptic wing of his party.
By Dennis Moore, 31 December 2015
The abolition of the secure tenancy and the offer of fixed-term tenancies will create insecurity for many people.
By Barry Mason, 30 December 2015
The storms are estimated to have dropped an average month’s rainfall within a 24-hour period.
By Robert Stevens, 29 December 2015
One witness stated that Jermaine Baker was asleep in a car when he was shot and killed by police in the north London area of Tottenham earlier this month.
By Steve James, 28 December 2015
The Pitchford investigation into infiltration of protest groups by British and European governments is set to expand to cover spy operations in Scotland.
By Margot Miller, 28 December 2015
While the documents in question have been freely handed to the British monarchy, the government insists that they not be released to the public for at least three decades.
By Chris Marsden, 24 December 2015
Jeremy Corbyn is far more concerned with placating the right wing than he is with opposing cuts.
By Harvey Thompson and Robert Stevens, 24 December 2015
Sports Direct has gained notoriety for its employment conditions, with its Shirebrook warehouse known locally as the “Gulag”.
By Harvey Thompson and Trevor Johnson, 22 December 2015
When Kellingley opened in 1965, coal production in Britain employed around 500,000 workers and produced up to 177 million tonnes of coal.
By Simon Whelan and Robert Stevens, 19 December 2015
While Cameron is walking a tightrope by mooting a possible “Brexit,” there is widespread concern among the major EU powers over such an outcome.
By Margot Miller, 17 December 2015
Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown are emulating the unindicted war criminal Tony Blair, now estimated to be worth over £125 million
By Liz Smith and Harvey Thompson, 17 December 2015
Almost three million people in the UK at any one time in 2014 were estimated either to be suffering or at risk from malnutrition
By Steve James, 16 December 2015
Sturgeon made clear her support for the trade unions is based on their suppressing the class struggle.
By Trevor Johnson, 15 December 2015
The GCHQ claims the authority to target groups as loosely-defined as “all mobile telephones” in Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city.
By Barry Mason, 15 December 2015
The frame-up of the striking workers, known as the Shrewsbury 24, required the intimate involvement of then-Conservative Prime Minister Ted Heath.
By Robert Stevens, 14 December 2015
The main aim of the Stop the War Coalition is to channel widespread anti-war sentiment behind Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party.
By our reporters, 14 December 2015
A number of those attending the demonstration against the British bombing of Syria spoke to the WSWS.
By Joan Smith and Robert Stevens, 12 December 2015
The human cost of the severe flooding in large parts of northern England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland over the last week is emerging.
By Robert Stevens, 12 December 2015
Within days of becoming party leader, Jeremy Corbyn set out on a course that has seen him utterly betray the anti-war sentiment and hostility to the ruling elite that his election reflected.
By Barry Mason, 11 December 2015
At least 535 executives were being paid at least £1 million a year in salaries, plus other compensation and expenses.
An open letter
Socialist Equality Party (UK) demands the Undercover Police Inquiry release the names of all police agents and spies
By Socialist Equality Party, 10 December 2015
Even the small amount of information in the public domain makes clear that undercover officers were involved in and directed criminal activity.
By Julie Hyland, 9 December 2015
In the Orwellian language of the Labour right, any calls for MPs to be held politically accountable for their actions is tantamount to “bullying” and “intimidation.”
By Margot Miller, 9 December 2015
Pensions have come under sustained attack by the previous Labour, Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition and present Conservative governments.
By Allison Smith, 8 December 2015
A report on homelessness in England that over the past year homelessness has increased up by 5 percent across the country and by 10 percent in London.
By Chris Masden, 7 December 2015
Even as they urge deselection and campaigns to “democratise” the Labour Party, the pseudo-left groups oppose drawing any lessons from Corbyn’s surrender.
By Barry Mason, 7 December 2015
In taking over the provision of care homes and related services, private companies have sought to undermine working conditions.
By Robert Stevens, 5 December 2015
Labour won the election by a majority of more than 10,000 votes, increasing its share of the vote by 7 percent from May’s general election.
By Robert Stevens, 4 December 2015
The suppression of anti-war sentiment is paramount for the ruling elite, as it embarks on yet another war of conquest under socially and politically polarised conditions.
By Joyce Smith, 4 December 2015
The OU is the largest academic institution in the UK and Europe by student number.
By Julie Hyland, 3 December 2015
The debate was a carnival of reaction, epitomised by Prime Minister David Cameron’s assertion that those opposed to bombing were “terrorist sympathisers.”
By Julie Hyland, 2 December 2015
Corbyn has surrendered to Labour’s right wing despite the fact that the party’s members have indicated overwhelming opposition to war.
By Robert Stevens, 2 December 2015
The BMA’s betrayal allows the government further time to come up with a repackaged deal, in order to carry out effectively the same attacks on doctors’ employment conditions and pay.
By Chris Marsden, 1 December 2015
In declaring a “free vote” for Labour MPs on military action against Syria, Jeremy Corbyn has given the green light for the Labour right wing to join with the Tories and drag Britain into war.
By Mark Blackwood, 1 December 2015
The act of one nation abducting the citizens of another is recognised by the United Nations as a crime against humanity.
By Robert Stevens, 30 November 2015
The central aim of the demonstration was to divert antiwar sentiment behind the dead end of support for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
By our reporters, 30 November 2015
World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke with some of those attending Saturday’s protests against the bombing of Syria.
Statement by NHS Fightback
30 November 2015
The defence of health care and every other basic social right can only be taken forward through a break from the trade unions and the Labour Party.
By Julie Hyland, 28 November 2015
Labour leader Corbyn is avoiding any conflict with the right wing in his party, while downplaying the danger of a third world war set in motion through the Syrian conflict.
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.