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.
By Joe Mount, 8 December 2014
In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, police brutality against young people has become ever more ferocious.
By Allison Smith, 5 December 2014
The housing residents are demanding a halt to rent increases and the threat of eviction.
By Julie Hyland, 4 December 2014
A significant section of the ruling elite in Washington and London are using the dispute over Hong Kong’s status to encourage the dismemberment of China.
By Chris Marsden, 3 December 2014
Brand is attacked because his message, however confused, is closer to political reality and the sentiments of broad layers of the young people who are his main audience than the thousands of column inches produced by the innumerable media hacks assembled against him.
By Joe Mount, 2 December 2014
Although tuition is free in Scotland, miserly levels of student support mean that students must turn to loans to cover their living costs.
By Robert Stevens, 1 December 2014
Cameron has previously proposed a cap on the number of European Union migrants allowed to enter the UK.
By Chris Marsden, 29 November 2014
The largest military manoeuvres presently being staged are by NATO, in Poland, under the Readiness Action Plan agreed at the NATO summit in Wales.
By our reporters, 29 November 2014
WSWS reporters spoke to Isabel Counihan-Sanchez and her daughter Sarah about their experiences with eviction and their involvement in the Housing 4 All campaign.
By Robert Stevens, 29 November 2014
Young workers have borne the brunt of the post-2008 assault on pay, with the real wages level of those under 25 falling back to below levels last seen in 1988.
28 November 2014
This statement was adopted unanimously by the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) on October 28.
Britain joins campaign to revoke passports
By Julie Hyland, 27 November 2014
Once again, under the guise of the “war against terror”, the state is accruing authoritarian powers, including the ability to effectively render a British citizen stateless.
By Robert Stevens, 27 November 2014
The report into the murder of soldier Lee Rigby is being used to introduce new draconian "anti-terror" legislation.
By Ajanta Silva, 24 November 2014
It was the Labour Party’s Private Finance Initiatives that began the privatisation of health care.
By Julie Hyland, 22 November 2014
The result is another blow to the Conservative Party, which lost its Clacton seat to UKIP only last month.
By Robert Stevens and Julie Hyland, 21 November 2014
The anti-immigrant stance being taken by all the bourgeois parties is aimed at further curtailing the democratic and social rights of working people as a whole.
By Robert Stevens, 19 November 2014
The new cuts to be inflicted by whichever government emerges from the next election will be even deeper and more widespread.
By Dennis Moore, 19 November 2014
Since 2008, soaring food and fuel costs have had a severe impact on the poorest 20 percent.
By Steve James, 18 November 2014
The SNP government has imposed spending levels set by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition in Westminster.
By Martin Kreikenbaum, 15 November 2014
The German ruling class welcomes workers from poorer EU states as a source of cheap labour, but they are effectively second class citizens with no democratic or social rights.
By Jordan Shilton, 15 November 2014
The fact that only minor examples of wrongdoing were identified in a nearly 200-page report points to the political character of the decision to send in commissioners.
By Paul Mitchell, 15 November 2014
The central problem with the documentary is its promotion of the state capitalist Socialist Workers Party’s perspective, which lets the Labour Party and the unions entirely off the hook for the betrayal of the miners.
By Julie Hyland, 13 November 2014
It was Labour that effectively shut down any discussion on the EAW and ensured its passage.
By Robert Stevens, 12 November 2014
Within hours of Robert Hannigan becoming the new director of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters spy centre, he demanded it be allotted greater powers.
By Tony Robson, 12 November 2014
Britain’s public sector unions are attempting to push through a deal that is little more than a repackaging of the government’s pay restraint.
By Zach Reed, 10 November 2014
The walkouts are a result of work speedups and job cuts at Royal Mail.
By Julie Hyland, 8 November 2014
Having successfully petitioned for the overturning of his anonymity, much of the media have used Cornick’s case as an occasion for prurient coverage and demands for retribution.
By Robert Stevens, 5 November 2014
High level sources within the German government have indicated they are prepared to see Britain leave the European Union.
By Barry Mason, 4 November 2014
The denial of basic rights to those arrested showed there was no constituency within the British ruling class prepared to defend basic democratic norms.
By our reporters, 3 November 2014
An occupation by 29 young mothers of an empty block of former social housing flats in London has highlighted the social cleansing policies of Labour Party-controlled Newham council.
By Chris Marsden, 24 October 2014
Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to make immigration reform the centrepiece of a renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the European Union.