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.
By Ajanta Silva, 3 August 2016
The Weymouth bus drivers’ dispute demonstrates that whenever the union bureaucracy are forced to call industrial action, they ensure that it remains isolated.
By Robert Stevens, 2 August 2016
Conservative Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark announced that the project was to be reviewed, with a final decision delayed to the autumn.
By Robert Stevens, 1 August 2016
A major fear of the right wing is that if they carry out a formal split now, ahead of the September result, they could lose any right to be called the “Labour Party” and to secure its assets.
By Richard Tyler, 30 July 2016
Unlike their members, whose incomes fell by over 10 percent in real terms, trade union bosses saw their own pay packets rise collectively between 2007 and 2015 by 18 percent.
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.
By Robert Stevens, 29 July 2016
Thursday's High Court ruling is the third blow in as many days to the Blairites’ attempt to oust Corbyn.
By Simon Whelan, 28 July 2016
The British Social Attitudes research offers ample evidence of the continuing leftward political trajectory of tens of millions of people.
By Chris Marsden, 27 July 2016
In the McCarthyite smear campaign of the Labour right wing, not a single claim of intimidation made against Corbyn and his supporters has been substantiated.
By Danny Richardson, 27 July 2016
Some 11,000 steel workers’ jobs and thousands more in supply firms are threatened by the crisis over the future of Tata UK’s operations.
By Laura Tiernan, 27 July 2016
Claiming to stand for progressive opinion, the Guardian’s role is to police public discourse, upholding at all times the strategic imperatives of imperialism.
By Harvey Thompson, 26 July 2016
The vote to renew Trident came 10 days after the NATO summit in Warsaw, at which then Prime Minister David Cameron made clear Britain’s commitment to aggression against Russia.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 25 July 2016
The aim of the Blairites is not merely to depose Corbyn, but to thwart the growing anti-capitalist sentiment and yearning for fundamental social change among millions of people.
By Margot Miller, 25 July 2016
The cuts will reduce from 13 to 10 the number of units in the country dealing with congenital heart disease—a condition that mainly affects children.
By Alex Lantier, 23 July 2016
Hollande shifted towards a more accommodating position, giving Britain more time to negotiate the exit and reaffirming Britain’s role as a key military ally of France.
By Chris Marsden, 23 July 2016
Owen Smith, Corbyn’s challenger for the leadership, voted in support of setting up a no-fly zone in Libya and for air strikes in Iraq.
By Dennis Moore, 23 July 2016
Footage shows Mzee Mohammed face down, barefoot and apparently unconscious while appearing to have his hands cuffed behind his back.
By Robert Stevens, 22 July 2016
Leading figures in the plot to depose Corbyn were members of the US British-American Project, which was established during the 1980s with a mission “to perpetuate the close relationship between the United States and Britain.”
By Dennis Moore, 22 July 2016
Nine young people have died since 2009 while being treated in private mental health units across the UK.
By Robert Stevens, 20 July 2016
MPs from the ruling Conservatives and opposition Labour Party took it in turns to support the use of nuclear weapons.
By Chris Marsden, 20 July 2016
The Mail On Sunday reported that a breakaway party is being discussed in secret, involving up to 150 Labour MPs, who would align themselves with the Liberal Democrats.
By Nick Beams, 19 July 2016
Brown couches his comments in terms of the danger of right-wing populist forces, but his real fear is the development of a socialist movement of the working class.
By Paul Mitchell, 19 July 2016
The most striking feature of the London demo was the absence of trade union leaders and Labour “lefts.”
By Joe Mount, 19 July 2016
Official figures show the greatest annual rise in child poverty in two decades between 2014 and 2015.
By John Braddock, 18 July 2016
Running through much of the media commentary is a growing alarm about potential instability, as well as a seething hostility to the working class.
By Chris Marsden, 18 July 2016
Labour was, from its birth, dedicated to the defence of capitalism against the threat of international socialism.
By Robert Stevens, 16 July 2016
This week’s parliamentary debate on the Chilcot inquiry demonstrated that the ruling elite have no intention of allowing the war’s architects to be brought to justice.
By Julie Hyland, 16 July 2016
Jones’ criticism of the right-wing Labourites is not with their coup against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn per se, but rather its timing.
By Tom Pearce, 15 July 2016
Since the start of the 2015 academic year, increasing numbers of youth have been questioned over their religion, political affiliation and actions.
By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2016
May is a hard-line Thatcherite, who is considered capable of ruthlessly defending the interests of the ruling class.
By Dennis Moore, 14 July 2016
Shelter, a homeless charity, has produced figures showing that last year in England, 148,000 renting households, equivalent to 350,000 renters, were put at risk of eviction.
By Chris Marsden, 13 July 2016
There is no reason for anyone to believe that the National Executive Committee’s decision puts an end to the ongoing coup attempt against Corbyn.
By Jean Shaoul, 13 July 2016
The British government has spent at least £600,000 to prevent a civil case going ahead, forcing Straw and Allen to give evidence.
By Allison Smith, 13 July 2016
The wealth of private landlords stands in stark contrast to that of their tenants.
By Robert Stevens, 12 July 2016
The ruthless dispatch of contender Andrea Leadsom, in order to secure the favoured candidate of the ruling elite as prime minister, is testament to the dire crisis facing the British bourgeoisie.
By Chris Marsden, 12 July 2016
The campaign to remove UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by 172 MPs pits the Parliamentary Labour Party against the vast majority of Labour Party supporters.
By Steve James, 12 July 2016
While the Brexit crisis centres on British relations with the EU, the unanticipated debacle is also threatening to destabilise relations between and within all the EU’s component countries.