Socialist Equality Party (Britain)
What does it really mean to “Stop Trump?” The working class must be mobilised against capitalism and for socialism
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 13 July 2018
This statement by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) is being distributed today at demonstrations in London and other towns and cities in the UK against US President Donald Trump.
By Julie Hyland, 18 June 2018
Socialist Equality Party (UK) Assistant National Secretary Julie Hyland addressed recent public meetings in England, Scotland and Ireland titled “War, lies and censorship: For the building of a socialist anti-war movement.”
18 May 2018
The Socialist Equality Party (UK) and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding a series of meetings titled: War, lies and censorship—Free Julian Assange!
22 November 2017
The Grenfell Fire Forum is holding the fourth in a series of regular meetings on December 9 at 2 p.m. at the Maxilla Hall Social Club, North Kensington, in London.
SEP national secretary proposes “Capitalism Has Failed” at St Andrews University Union Debating Society
By our reporter, 7 November 2017
Chris Marsden, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party in Britain, won substantial support for the proposition that capitalism is an “abject failure.”
By our reporters, 25 October 2017
The documentary was shown on October 14 at HOME, Manchester’s centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film, and at the Barbican Centre in London on October 22.
19 October 2017
The Grenfell Fire Forum is holding the second in a series of regular meetings on the Grenfell Tower fire on October 21 at the Maxilla Hall Social Club, North Kensington, London.
The Labour Party’s Annual Conference 2017
By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 29 September 2017
If Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was serious about implementing a single one of his pledges, he would alert the working class to the struggle they face to ensure their demands are met.
29 September 2017
The SEP (UK) is holding the first in a series of regular meetings on the Grenfell Tower fire on September 30 at the Maxilla Hall Social Club, North Kensington, London.
Socialist Equality Party/International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UK) public meetings
22 September 2017
The Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality are holding a series of public meetings in the UK in opposition to Google’s censorship of the Internet and its blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site.
By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 15 September 2017
The refusal of Sir Martin Moore-Bick to answer questions at the official opening of the government inquiry into the Grenfell Tower inferno epitomises the class arrogance and indifference of the powers-that-be towards working people.
By our reporters, 13 September 2017
The meeting was addressed by Socialist Equality Party candidate Christoph Vandreier and Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the SEP in Britain.
“As we grew up, our instinct was that the enemy was the system and the police. That’s what we were fighting against.”
By our reporters, 26 August 2017
WSWS reporters spoke to those who came to the SEP public meeting in London on the Grenfell Tower fire.
“Grenfell has shown one thing above all—and that is the enormous ingenuity, dedication and seriousness of the working class.”
By our reporters, 26 August 2017
Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Chris Marsden delivered closing remarks to the SEP’s August 19 public meeting in London on the Grenfell Tower fire.
By Chris Marsden, 23 August 2017
This speech was given by Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Chris Marsden at the August 19 public meeting in London on the Grenfell Tower fire.
Speech given by Thomas Scripps at Socialist Equality Party public meeting
22 August 2017
Scripps: “It is politically vital to establish why this one event is a crime perpetrated by capitalism against the working class…and to explain why we have declared Grenfell to be an act of social murder.”
By our reporter, 21 August 2017
To ensure that all felt free to speak, the SEP had denied a request from Sky News to film proceedings and told police officers who inquired that they were not welcome.
UK public meetings:
21 July 2017
The Socialist Equality Party urges all workers and youth, including survivors of the Grenfell fire and local residents, to attend our public meetings and discuss the central issues involved in this capitalist crime against the working class.
By our reporters, 19 July 2017
SEP members were barred from a fundraising event for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, which was being held in a public area near the burnt-out tower.
“We cannot brush this under the table, some heads have to roll”
By our reporters, 20 June 2017
London residents and people living in housing nearby Grenfell Tower speak about the horrifying fire that has killed at least 79 residents, and the economic and political decisions that allowed it to happen.
By Alice Summers and reporters, 19 June 2017
Hundreds came to the site from across London throughout the day to pay their respects to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and to offer assistance to the community’s own relief efforts.
By the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 2 June 2017
With its call for a vote for Labour in the General Election, Britain’s pseudo-left wants the working class to forget the historical experiences it has made with this party.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain)
22 May 2017
The following is a statement by the Socialist Equality Party in Britain on the central issues facing the working class in the June 8 general election.
Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meetings
19 May 2017
The Socialist Equality Party in Britain is holding a series of public meetings on the essential issues facing the working class and young people in the June 8 General Election.
Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meetings
11 February 2017
The Socialist Equality Party (UK) is holding a series of meetings on the significance of Trump’s election and the necessity to oppose all forms of economic nationalism on the basis of the fight for socialism.
By our correspondents, 19 December 2016
Approximately 100 workers, students and youth attended a lecture in London on Saturday delivered by North, the chairman of the International Editorial Board of the WSWS and national chairman of the Socialist Equality Party of the US.
By our reporters, 19 December 2016
The Socialist Equality Party spoke to some of those attending the lecture by WSWS Chairman David North on “The causes and consequences of Trump’s election: Where is America going?”
By Julie Hyland, 21 November 2016
SEP Assistant National Secretary Julie Hyland moved the second resolution to the SEP (UK) Third National Congress, “Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party: The strategic lessons.”
By Chris Marsden, 18 November 2016
We are publishing here the opening report to the Socialist Equality Party (UK) Third National Congress, given October 28, 2012, by SEP National Chairman Chris Marsden.
Socialist Equality Party (UK) 2016 Congress resolutions
By Socialist Equality Party (UK), 14 November 2016
Presented here is an edited version of the first resolution adopted by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) Third National Congress, held October 28-31 in Sheffield.
By Chris Marsden, 30 July 2016
The following is a speech delivered by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), at public meetings held this month in London and Sheffield.
Socialist Equality Party (UK) public meetings
13 July 2016
The SEP advocated an active boycott of the referendum, arguing that the progressive and democratic unification of Europe can only be achieved through a revolutionary struggle for the United Socialist States of Europe.
By Peter Schwarz, 18 June 2016
Peter Schwarz, secretary of the International Committee of the Fourth International, delivered the following speech in London to a June 14 public meeting sponsored by the SEP (UK).
For an active boycott of the Brexit referendum!
13 June 2016
Peter Schwarz will speak on the historical experience of German workers, who paid a terrible price for the subordination of the Communist Party of Germany to nationalism in the 1930s.
By Chris Marsden, 13 June 2016
The following is a speech by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), on the party’s campaign for an active boycott of the June 23 referendum on Britain’s membership in the European Union.
Public meeting at Humboldt University in Berlin
11 June 2016
On Friday, June 17, Chris Marsden, a member of the International Editorial Board of the World Socialist Web Site from Britain, will speak in Berlin at Humboldt University on the referendum for British withdrawal from the EU, and on the party’s campaign for an active boycott.
By Julie Hyland, 26 May 2016
The following is a speech delivered to public meetings by Julie Hyland, assistant national secretary of the SEP, on the Party’s campaign for an active boycott of the referendum on the UK’s membership in the European Union.
Meeting in Sheffield on June 7
26 May 2016
The Socialist Equality Party is holding a series of public meetings in cities across the UK in May and June as part of its campaign for an active boycott of the June 23 referendum.
By our reporters, 29 April 2016
WSWS reporters spoke to junior doctors on picket lines and at rallies during this week’s two one-day strikes without emergency cover.
Meeting May 24 in London
4 April 2016
The SEP meetings are part of a campaign for an active boycott of the June 23 referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.
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 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 our reporters, 22 June 2015
The mass demonstration is a reflection of widespread opposition to the Conservative government’s plans to ramp up austerity, following decades of cuts under both Tory and Labour Party governments.
By our reporters, 22 June 2015
The World Socialist Web Site interviewed anti-austerity demonstrators in London and Glasgow.
By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 22 June 2015
The following statement by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) was distributed at Saturday’s demonstrations against austerity in London and Glasgow.
By Danny Richardson, 15 June 2015
The first thing the unions announced after the strike vote was a caveat that any scheduled action would be called off should Tata return for more negotiations.
By David O’Sullivan and Katie Rhodes, 30 May 2015
The Socialist Equality Party in the UK held two successful meetings, in London and Glasgow, on the lessons of the May 7 British General Election.
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, 8 May 2015
The general election has claimed the scalp of three party leaders.
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.
7 May 2015
The Socialist Equality Party is holding public meetings in London and Glasgow following Thursday’s general election to discuss the way forward for workers and young people.
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 Barry Mason, 29 April 2015
Rhodes appealed to the audience at the hustings “to reject the false promises made by these candidates and their rotten parties and build a genuine working class party”.
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 David O’Sullivan, 25 April 2015
The following statement was issued by David O’Sullivan, Socialist Equality Party candidate for the London Holborn & St. Pancras constituency.
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 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 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 Katie Rhodes, 17 April 2015
The Socialist Equality Party is the only political party putting forward a genuine, socialist, opposition to war in the UK elections.
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 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 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.
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 Paul Mitchell, 7 February 2015
The newly formed Socialist Equality Group (SEG) held a meeting entitled “The Struggle for Trotskyism in Ireland” in Dublin on February 3.
31 January 2015
The Socialist Equality Group is holding a public meeting in Dublin on February 3.
13 January 2015
The SEP (UK) will be holding a series of meetings in March 2015.
By Ajanta Silva, 7 January 2015
What is happening to public health provision in Devon is a warning to the entire working class.
28 November 2014
This statement was adopted unanimously by the Second National Congress of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain) on October 28.
By our reporters, 16 September 2014
Workers and young people in Scotland have responded positively to the SEP’s call for a “No” vote in Thursday’s referendum on the basis of a rejection of nationalism and the fight for the unity of workers in Britain and internationally.
By Steve James, 5 September 2014
Sillars told a Glasgow meeting that an independent Scotland could rely on oil and financial speculation.
By Chris Marsden, 2 September 2014
The following is an edited version of a speech given by Socialist Equality Party National Secretary Chris Marsden at a public meeting in Partick Burgh Hall, Glasgow on August 27.
By our reporters, 21 August 2014
SEP teams have been campaigning in Glasgow city centre, Paisley, Greenock and Port Glasgow.
By our reporters, 15 August 2014
One worker opposed to the separatist referendum said, “We can work together to get rid of the whole rotten system.”
By our reporters, 9 August 2014
The meeting outlined a socialist strategy against war based on the unification of the international working class.
By our reporters, 9 August 2014
Some of those attending the Bradford, West Yorkshire public meeting on the Gaza massacre spoke to the World Socialist Web Site .
1 August 2014
What is unfolding in Gaza is a calculated war crime against a defenceless population of 1.8 million Palestinians.
By our reporter, 4 June 2014
Marsden explained that a previous interview demonstrated bias and trivialised “something which is quite serious.”
European election results for the Socialist Equality Party (UK) and Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Germany)
By our correspondent, 29 May 2014
The PSG of Germany received 9,852 votes nationwide, while the SEP (UK) obtained 5,067 votes in Britain’s northwest region.
By Robert Stevens, 28 May 2014
The World Socialist Web Site spoke to Scott Tulloch, who runs a foodbank at Lower Broughton in central Salford about the growth in emergency food aid.
By our reporter, 23 May 2014
Marsden explained that the SEP “advances a perspective that defends the working class.”
By our reporter, 20 May 2014
Marsden responds to interviewer Stuart George’s questions regarding what the Socialist Equality Party was born out of and what it stood for.
SEP campaign in Liverpool: “I think we need a real left wing party, an alternative to the three main parties”
By our reporters, 19 May 2014
Workers expressed disgust with the right-wing policies of the major parties and concern over events in Ukraine.
By our reporters, 12 May 2014
In light of the criminal drive to war against Russia by US and European imperialism, Skelton called for an end to militarism.
9 May 2014
Below we republish the letter sent by David North, Chairman of the World Socialist Web Site, to Kathryn Davron on April 13, 2014—the day after she had been told that there was nothing medically that could be done to prolong her life after a four-year struggle with cancer.
By Chris Marsden, 8 May 2014
We are publishing here the text of the speech given by Chris Marsden, national secretary of the SEP (UK), to the International Online May Day Rally hosted by the International Committee of the Fourth International and the WSWS on Sunday, May 4.
Link to audio
No to war against Russia! No to austerity! Support the ICFI in the European elections!
8 May 2014
By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 7 May 2014
Kath was a Trotskyist all her adult life. Her death follows a four-year struggle against cancer, throughout which she displayed her usual attributes of courage and determination.
By Ajitha Gunaratne—candidate of the SEP (UK) for the European elections, 6 May 2014
The following statement has been issued by Ajitha Gunaratne, candidate of the Socialist Equality Party for the North West England constituency in the upcoming European elections.