By Jean Shaoul, 10 November 2016
Post-Brexit, the major corporations are lobbying Downing Street, demanding promises and policies to ensure their continued and increased profitability.
By John Newham and Robert Stevens, 9 November 2016
Conditions in prisons in England and Wales have deteriorated rapidly as a result of spending cuts, while inmate numbers—including those held awaiting trial—have surged.
By Robert Stevens, 8 November 2016
Among Britain’s ruling elite there is grave concern for the future of Europe over the outcome of an election being contested by the two most unpopular candidates in US history.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 7 November 2016
In portraying the European Single Market as progressive, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is siding with finance capital and big business interests against the working class.
By Robert Stevens, 5 November 2016
The High Court ruling that only parliament may trigger Britain’s exit from the EU has spurred collaboration between pro-remain forces committed to overturning the referendum vote to leave.
By Julie Hyland, 4 November 2016
The High Court ruled that Parliament alone has the right to trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union.
By Barry Mason, 4 November 2016
The three cleaning workers’ strike is being isolated by the trade unions.
By Paul Mitchell, 3 November 2016
The British parliament, led by the Labour government, voted for an illegal war because it agreed with Blair that supporting the US was a strategic imperative.
By Robert Stevens, 3 November 2016
Fallon told Parliament’s Defence Committee that Britain’s armed forces were central to the ongoing NATO encirclement of Russia.
By Robert Stevens, 2 November 2016
The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader one year ago has not changed Labour’s pro-war agenda one iota.
By Ajanta Silva, 1 November 2016
Dorset’s NHS management aims to downsize two major A&E departments, children units, maternity units and more than a half a dozen community hospitals delivering inpatient care.
By Alice Summers, 31 October 2016
Lee Nutley is just one of countless people who have been driven to food banks, substance abuse and, in the worst cases, ultimately to their deaths after sanctions to their benefit claims.
By Barry Mason, 27 October 2016
In London, nearly three quarters of residents classified their homes as failing to meet the Living Home Standard established by the housing charity Shelter.
By Tania Kent, 26 October 2016
The cuts to education budgets mean thousands of teaching assistants losing their jobs or facing a major reduction in their hours.
By Steve James, 25 October 2016
For Sturgeon and the SNP leadership, the threat of a new independence poll is a tool to extract concessions from London—primarily over the terms of Brexit.
By Margot Miller, 25 October 2016
In Hedges’s words: “Adequate housing is the basis of a civilised urban society. … The photographs should allow us to celebrate progress, yet all they can do is haunt us with a sense of failure.”
By Robert Stevens, 24 October 2016
Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she will activate Article 50 by the end of next March.
By Ajanta Silva, 22 October 2016
In September, 2,000 patients were left without a doctor after a surgery was closed in Nottingham following an “inadequate” regulatory rating.
By Simon Whelan, 21 October 2016
The executions of wounded soldiers as described in Colin Maclachlan’s book, even if excused as “mercy killings,” are illegal under international law.
By Robert Stevens, 20 October 2016
A xenophobic campaign by British politicians and media is being waged against children arriving in the UK from the Calais migrant camp.
By Tom Pearce, 19 October 2016
An Institute for Fiscal Studies report notes that school spending per pupil is likely to fall by around 8 percent in real terms by 2020.
By Bill Van Auken, 19 October 2016
The US political establishment is prepared to use whatever measures are required to prevent a further exposure of the real social and political interests underlying the grotesque 2016 presidential contest.
By Michael Barnes, 18 October 2016
Conductors should reject the RMT’s proposal to accept new contracts.
By Thomas Scripps, 17 October 2016
Self-employed individuals work two hours a week longer than employees, with more than one in 10 working 60 hours a week or more.
By Robert Stevens, 15 October 2016
The efforts by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to assemble a “coalition of the willing” behind military action in Syria is being led by the Labour Party.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 October 2016
Liquidators Rutland Partners have already pocketed £34 million, with another £5 million to come.
By Liz Smith, 13 October 2016
The UK is the only European Union country to permit 16-year-olds to join the armed forces and start military training.
By Steve James, 13 October 2016
Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins is employed by the Atlantic Council, a leading US geopolitical strategy think tank.
By Michael Barnes, 12 October 2016
Rail workers’ determined resistance has been sabotaged at every stage.
By Barry Mason, 11 October 2016
The lowering of living standards for the vast majority of the population will continue as the Tories, following the 1997-2010 Labour government, protect the super rich.
By Stephen Alexander, 10 October 2016
The plant has been reopened with just 120 staff, little over half of its former workforce.
By Nick Beams, 8 October 2016
The currency’s sudden fall on Friday was a warning that capital inflows needed to finance the British current account deficit could dry up.
By Simon Whelan, 7 October 2016
Coventry University is leading the moves towards marketisation and privatisation of higher education.
UK: May dresses up policies of austerity and militarism in the language of fairness and opportunities
By Robert Stevens, 6 October 2016
The Conservative Party spent its four-day conference outlining a raft of policies that collectively make Prime Minister Theresa May’s government the most right-wing in British history.
By Margot Miller, 5 October 2016
Firefighters are opposing new shift patterns that will cut service during the night.
By Robert Stevens, 4 October 2016
Johnson gave a disgusting panegyric to militarism and empire, bragging that Britain “has directed the invasion or conquest of 178 countries” over two centuries.
By Robert Stevens, 3 October 2016
According to plans put forward by Theresa May, Britain will be out of the European Union by March 2019—a year ahead of a scheduled 2020 General Election.
By Robert Stevens, 3 October 2016
The Socialist Workers Party sowed illusions in the trade unions and the Labour Party at every juncture in the junior doctors' struggle.
By Chris Marsden, 29 September 2016
Corbyn’s defence of the Labour Party’s grip on the working class and his continued opposition to any struggle against the right wing is a vindication of the political stand taken by the Socialist Equality Party.
By Robert Stevens, 29 September 2016
The isolation and defeat of the doctors' struggle is the result of the collective efforts of the entire labour and trade union bureaucracy.
By Chris Marsden, 28 September 2016
British Labour leader Corbyn wants to preserve the unity of the Labour Party because he represents only a left-talking faction of the apparatus.
By Chris Marsden, 26 September 2016
Far from accepting Corbyn’s increased majority in the Labour leadership contest, the media and the party are discussing how leadership can be restored to the right wing.
Notes on the London housing crisis
By Allison Smith, 26 September 2016
More than 8,000 people "sleep rough" in London each night, and for these vulnerable citizens the average life expectancy is just 47 years.
By the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 24 September 2016
The following statement is being distributed at the Labour Party Special Conference and the Momentum-backed The World Transformed event this weekend.
By Linda Slattery, 24 September 2016
Firefighters the length and breadth of the UK are facing similar attacks on jobs and conditions, jeopardising their own safety and that of the public.
By Steve James, 19 September 2016
Retiring General Sir Richard Barrons is unusually frank in laying out the nature of the military conflicts he says Britain must prepare for.
By Barry Mason, 16 September 2016
Museums are being forced to absorb a one-third cut in public funding and the pressure of falling visitor numbers due to the economic crisis.
By Dennis Moore, 13 September 2016
A recent health care quality report raised serious concerns over the lack of adequate staffing in a number of different departments.
By Robert Stevens, 13 September 2016
The attack on comprehensive education has been proceeding apace, with the majority of secondary schools now academies and free schools.
By Robert Stevens, 10 September 2016
Representatives of the ruling elite who favour EU membership are loudly voicing their concerns that the May government is bereft of any strategy following the Brexit vote.
By Jean Shaoul, 8 September 2016
The secret deployment of the SAS is of a piece with the government’s campaign of lies, deceit and disinformation throughout the five-year-long civil war.
By Robert Stevens, 8 September 2016
The junior doctors have been isolated by both the trade unions and by the Labour Party, with a key role played by party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
By Robert Stevens, 7 September 2016
May’s mantra that “Brexit means Brexit” can no longer conceal the air of crisis and paralysis surrounding the government.
By Trevor Johnson, 7 September 2016
Anderson’s report is a cover for the real aim of the Investigatory Powers Bill—to increase the power of the state to monitor the population for potential threats to ruling class interests.
By Robert Stevens, 6 September 2016
By September 24, when Labour’s leader is elected, it is highly likely that well over 200,000 people will have been barred from voting for Jeremy Corbyn.
By Julie Hyland, 5 September 2016
President Obama made plain Washington’s opposition to the UK leaving the EU, while Tokyo warned that Japanese corporations would leave the UK if it went ahead with the move.
By Robert Stevens, 3 September 2016
The scale of the industrial action to be taken by junior doctors working in the National Health Service is without precedent in modern times.
By Liz Smith, 3 September 2016
A recent House of Commons Select Committee report found the National Health Service to be in a state of near collapse and hinted that in the future patients might have to pay for services.
By Julie Hyland, 31 August 2016
There are increasing efforts to link up the Labour Party, the Greens and the various nationalist blocs in Wales and Scotland on the basis of a pro-EU program.
By Robert Stevens, 30 August 2016
Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly ruled out a parliamentary vote on “Brexit” before formally triggering withdrawal from the European Union.
By Liz Smith, 30 August 2016
In 2015, there were an estimated 13.2 million “debtor households” in the UK, containing 31 million people.
Notes on London's housing crisis
By Allison Smith, 29 August 2016
The high cost of living in London is driving a record number of people to turn to renting riverboats.
By Robert Stevens, 27 August 2016
Ronnie Draper, the general secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers union and a Labour Party member for 40 years, has been suspended from membership.
By Jean Shaoul, 26 August 2016
Far from calming tensions, the findings have added to the already “toxic atmosphere” inside the Labour Party.
By Julie Hyland, 25 August 2016
The Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party played a lead role in covering for Syriza in Greece and are now seeking to encourage illusions in the supposedly socialist character of the Corbyn campaign.
By Robert Stevens and Julie Hyland, 24 August 2016
Corbyn routinely proclaims that he is for a “new politics,” but this amounts to only a handful of limited measures that do nothing to challenge the stranglehold of the super-rich over society.
By Tony Robson, 24 August 2016
The Conservative government intends to enforce a revised contract—which has already caused five nationwide strikes and was overwhelmingly rejected in July—on junior doctors.
By Julie Hyland, 23 August 2016
The Labour Co-op plan is being put forward as a way that the party right wing can avoid moving straight to a breakaway grouping, where they might struggle to muster any support.
By Simon Whelan, 23 August 2016
The virtual disappearance of strikes during a period when workers’ jobs, wages, and conditions have been under unparalleled attack is a damning indictment of the trade unions.
By Robert Stevens, 22 August 2016
Repeated calls for party unity were made by all the speakers at the Sheffield rally, passing over the efforts of Labour’s right-wing to oust leader Jeremy Corbyn.
By our reporters, 22 August 2016
The <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> interviewed several of those participating in a Sheffield rally called in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
By Chris Marsden, 20 August 2016
Seventy-six years after his assassination at the hands of a Stalinist agent, Trotsky remains not only a towering historical personality, but also a figure of acute contemporary political relevance.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 20 August 2016
Corbyn’s comments occasioned a slew of articles and commentary declaring that he could not be trusted with the reins of power if he were not ready for all-out war.
By Julie Hyland, 20 August 2016
The FT said the Labour right must think “through what a new party of the centre-left would stand for” and make “serious preparation” for a breakaway.
By Simon Whelan, 19 August 2016
According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, millions of British workers and their families are sinking below the poverty line despite being employed.
By Dennis Moore, 17 August 2016
Atkinson suffered a cardiac arrest after being kicked and tased by police while visiting his 85-year-old father in Telford, Shropshire.
By Dennis Moore, 17 August 2016
Prior to the 43-year-old man’s death, he was attached by his wrists to a two-metre closet chain.
By Harvey Thompson, 16 August 2016
The BBC report revealing their presence tried to portray the role of the Special Forces as a withdrawn, reserved force.
By Ajanta Silva, 16 August 2016
Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group claims it is facing a £200 million deficit by 2021.
By Robert Stevens, 15 August 2016
On Friday, the Court of Appeal in London handed down a politically motivated ruling upholding the denial of a vote to those who have joined the Labour Party since January.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 13 August 2016
The politically-motivated ruling excludes up to 150,000 Labour party members from voting in the upcoming leadership contest.
By Jean Shaoul, 13 August 2016
The BHS/Philip Green scandal shows how asset-stripping, sale-and-lease-back arrangements, dummy companies and tax havens are now the norm, not the exception.
By Robert Stevens, 12 August 2016
The Labour Party’s National Executive Committee argued that the mass sign-up to the party by supporters of Jeremy Corbyn is contrary to the “democratic process.”
By Michael Barnes, 12 August 2016
By calling off the Scotrail and Southern GTR strikes, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union has again proved its worth to the government and the rail companies.
By Robert Stevens, 11 August 2016
Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming warned that, “Right now, the China-UK relationship is at a crucial historical juncture.”
By Julie Hyland, 11 August 2016
The Labour leader was especially criticised in the documentary for refusing to “engage” in the anti-immigrant propaganda that featured on both sides of the official campaigns.
By Barry Mason, 10 August 2016
The rise in the number of food bank users runs parallel to the increasing levels of austerity imposed by successive governments following the 2008 global financial crisis.
By Chris Marsden, 10 August 2016
Guardian columnist Jones sides with the coup plotters with the aim of preserving Labour as a trusted political instrument of British imperialism in the name of ensuring its “electability.”
By Julie Hyland, 9 August 2016
The court overturned a rule, aimed at excluding supporters of leader Jeremy Corbyn, that only members who joined before January 12 would be allowed to participate in the election.
By Robert Stevens, 9 August 2016
The five-day stoppage by train conductors on the busy Southern rail network has caused widespread disruption, with some 60 percent of services expected to be cancelled.
By Paul Mitchell, 9 August 2016
The issue of police spying on the WRP resurfaced when actor Ricky Tomlinson called on Lord Pitchford to overturn his decision to refuse him “core participant” status in the inquiry.
By Laura Tiernan, 8 August 2016
Owen Smith, the challenger to the Labour leadership, condemned Jeremy Corbyn for not fighting hard enough for a Remain vote.
By Margot Miller, 8 August 2016
The NHS has been instructed to make savings of £22 billion by 2021, on pain of fines and takeovers by regulators.
By Barry Mason, 8 August 2016
The scheme was set up not to assist people to get back into employment, but as a subvention to employers.
By Robert Stevens, 6 August 2016
Denying that a split is in the cards has become the central theme of Corbyn’s leadership campaign, even as the Blairite wing of the party continues to seek his removal.
By Barry Grey, 5 August 2016
The rate cut, together with other measures announced by the bank, will pump 170 billion pounds ($223 billion) into the UK’s financial markets.
By Robert Stevens, 5 August 2016
The killing on a central London street of a US national is being used to justify a massive build-up of armed police throughout the UK.
By Paul Mitchell, 5 August 2016
The ramping up of the British military intervention is part of US plans to recapture Mosul from Islamic State control.
By Robert Stevens, 4 August 2016
The bombings mark a further escalation of Britain’s participation in imperialist military operations in the Middle East.
By Benjamin Trent and Paul Mitchell, 4 August 2016
More than 1.3 million schoolchildren in England—15 percent of the total—have been identified as needing special educational needs and disabilities support.