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.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 11 July 2016
Nothing is being ruled out by the Parliamentary Labour Party, including the possibility that Labour leader Corbyn will not be allowed to stand in a leadership contest.
By Danny Richardson, 11 July 2016
Three serious incidents have occurred at the Hawkeswood Metal recycling plant in the Nechells area of Birmingham in the last few years.
The anti-working class politics of the pseudo-left
By Chris Marsden, 9 July 2016
Left Unity has lent its services to the campaign to mobilize sections of student youth and middle class professionals behind a pro-EU, anti-working class agenda.
By Chris Marsden, 8 July 2016
Corbyn’s silence is his response to the efforts by 80 percent of Labour MPs, led by the Blairite wing of the party, to remove him as party leader.
By Bill Van Auken, 8 July 2016
During the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the Times provided invaluable assistance to the Bush administration in dragging the American people into a criminal war based on lies.
By Julie Hyland, 7 July 2016
The Chilcot report provides conclusive proof that those responsible for the war have the blood of hundreds of thousands, if not millions, on their hands.
By Paul Mitchell, 7 July 2016
Junior doctors rejected a contract supported by the British Medical Association union that slashes overtime pay and extends working hours.
By Julie Hyland, 6 July 2016
The pound fell to a 31-year low against the dollar following news that economic growth in the UK slowed to less than 0.2 percent in the second quarter.
By Robert Stevens, 6 July 2016
Leading commentators in the financial press view the founding of a new party as a means of reversing a strategic setback for the dominant sections of British capital.
By Trevor Johnson, 6 July 2016
The inquest is into the bombings themselves and their victims, rather than the frame-up of six innocent men.
By Robert Stevens, 5 July 2016
A frantic last-ditch effort is being made to force the resignation of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn so as to avoid a fresh leadership contest.
By Julie Hyland, 5 July 2016
The move represents the most serious attempt to date to overturn the result of the referendum.
By Tania Kent, 5 July 2016
The strike by National Union of Teachers members takes place amid the drive for the complete privatisation of state education.
By Robert Stevens, 4 July 2016
The British Conservative Party leadership contest proceeds under conditions of a gathering economic crisis and rancorous divisions within the ruling elite over the referendum result.
By Julie Hyland, 2 July 2016
The highest echelons of the state have determined that a refashioned Labour Party may be the best means of reversing the vote for Britain to exit the EU.
By Peter Symonds, 2 July 2016
The British vote to leave the EU has undermined China’s strategy of using the UK as a stepping stone to Europe and has broader geopolitical ramifications.
By Barbara Slaughter, 2 July 2016
All over the UK, the Unite union is presiding over a situation whereby bus workers are paid myriad different rates for doing the same job.
By Alice Summers, 1 July 2016
The right-wing nature of the disaffiliation campaigns is plain to see from the heavy involvement of the Conservative Party.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 1 July 2016
The strategic interests of the ruling elite in Britain and the US—especially as regards NATO and its military provocations against Russia—require that the referendum result be rescinded.
By Julie Hyland, 30 June 2016
Former London Mayor Boris Johnson today quit the leadership race after it became clear that not only was he unacceptable to the Remain wing of the party, but he was considered unreliable by the euro-sceptics.
By Chris Marsden, 30 June 2016
The coup against Corbyn is considered vital to the ability of the British ruling class to safeguard its interests globally.
By our reporters, 30 June 2016
The purpose of those addressing the rally was to exploit the frustration and anger of young people at the referendum result and its consequences.
By Julie Hyland, 29 June 2016
The motivation of the parliamentary Labour Party is not their professed concern that Corbyn could not win a general election, but their fear that he very well might.
By Steve James, 29 June 2016
The Scottish National Party is sounding out the EU and its member states to explore whether Scotland could retain EU membership if the UK leaves.
By Michael Barnes, 29 June 2016
On all existing driver-only operations there are no conductors or onboard staff, other than the revenue inspectors.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (Britain), 28 June 2016
With the ruling elite facing its deepest political crisis since World War 2, the highest echelons of the British state have concluded that no oppositional sentiment to austerity, militarism and war can be tolerated.
By Statement by the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 27 June 2016
The only certainty in the aftermath of the Leave vote is that the assault on the working class will be intensified, as the ruling elite demand greater sacrifices in the “national interest.”
By Alex Lantier, 25 June 2016
The process of European integration begun just after World War II, intended to build political institutions that would make a new world war impossible, is unraveling.
By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 25 June 2016
The result of the UK referendum has sent a seismic shock not only through Britain, but also through Europe and the world.
By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 24 June 2016
The result of the UK referendum has sent a seismic shock, not only through Britain but Europe and the world.
By Robert Stevens, 24 June 2016
Cox was due to present a report in parliament warning of the dangers posed by “nationalist radicals” before she was killed by a fascist sympathiser last week.
By Chris Marsden, 23 June 2016
To conceal both camps’ policies of class war, trade war and military war, and to sow divisions within the working class, the referendum has increasingly focused on whipping up nationalism and xenophobia.
By Robert Stevens, 23 June 2016
The Socialist Party and Socialist Workers Party serve to blind the working class to the dangers posed by the strengthening of the most right-wing sections of the bourgeoisie through the referendum campaign.
By a reporter, 22 June 2016
The meeting organized by the "Left Leave" campaign exposed the line-up of the pseudo-left with right-wing nationalist and fascistic forces.
By Tony Robson, 22 June 2016
The principle of equal pay for equal work has become a thing of the past and is not peculiar to the 2 Sisters Food Group or the low-paid food and drink industry.
Chris Marsden speaks at the Humboldt University in Berlin
22 June 2016
Chris Marsden, the national secretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) explained why the party is calling for an active boycott of Thursday’s referendum.
Ahead of vote on UK membership in EU
By Robert Stevens, 21 June 2016
Since Jo Cox’s death, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said nothing about the evidence of the killer’s association with far-right groups tied to sections of the Tory party.
By Robert Stevens, 20 June 2016
The murder of British Labour MP Jo Cox underscores the frenzy of nationalism and xenophobia being whipped up around Thursday’s referendum on EU membership.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 June 2016
Some 11,000 workers are set to lose their jobs and around 22,000 present and future retirees will see their pensions decimated after the collapse of high street retailer BHS.
By Barbara Slaughter, 18 June 2016
Earlier this month, 250 workers employed by First Bus Leeds voted unanimously to reject management’s paltry pay offer and begin a campaign of strike action.
By Julie Hyland, 18 June 2016
The murder of Cox has starkly revealed the fascistic character of the forces being whipped up around this week’s referendum on British membership in the EU, particularly by the Leave campaign.
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).
By Chris Marsden, 17 June 2016
The brutal murder of a Labour parliamentarian by a man who allegedly yelled “Britain first” takes place amid a hysterical campaign of right-wing nationalism and xenophobia.
By Robert Stevens, 17 June 2016
The release of polls showing a likely “leave” result in the referendum on membership in the EU has fueled a stock sell-off and prompted worried statements by central banks.
By our reporter, 16 June 2016
Schwarz’s remarks, which were live-streamed over the internet, drew online listeners from India, Sri Lanka, America, Poland, Germany and France.
By Trevor Johnson, 15 June 2016
The UK’s security and spying agencies are being rewarded for their criminality with new and almost unlimited powers.
By Jean Shaoul, 14 June 2016
While the press have called the revelations “extraordinary” and “shocking,” implying that the events behind the collapse of BHS are a “one-off,” these corporate practices are the norm.
By Thomas Scripps, 14 June 2016
With interest, the average graduate will pay back an additional £3,000 more than they were expecting, with the burden falling more heavily on the poor.
By Julie Hyland, 13 June 2016
While lamenting Ashley and Green as the “unacceptable face of capitalism,” the media made clear that much of what had occurred was perfectly legal.
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.
By Robert Stevens, 11 June 2016
The Trades Union Congress is backing the Remain campaign on the cynical basis that it is necessary to protect workers from the attacks of the Conservative government.
By Joe Mount, 11 June 2016
The aim of Momentum Youth and Students is to recruit youth into the Labour Party and trade unions.
By Michael Barnes, 10 June 2016
Workers have held strikes to protest the elimination of the safety-critical role of the conductor, who operates doors on the busiest routes in the UK.
By Robert Stevens, 9 June 2016
Tuesday night’s TV debate between Prime Minister David Cameron and UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage centred on who could more aggressively scapegoat migrants.
By Ben Trent, 9 June 2016
The deficit highlights the growing disparity between what the government is spending and the resources required for the population to remain in good health.
By Danny Richardson, 8 June 2016
Steel workers jobs will be axed and wages, pensions and working conditions undermined with the full compliance of the unions, who will police the shop floor.
By Robert Stevens, 8 June 2016
The stated defence by the Green Party and the Socialist Workers Party of “open borders” and the rights of migrants is a charade.
By Chris Marsden, 7 June 2016
The struggle for a socialist Britain within a United Socialist States of Europe is a burning necessity for workers who, in every country, face the same class enemy and the same problems of austerity and war.
By Julie Hyland, 7 June 2016
The campaign makes no mention of the Cameron government’s austerity agenda that has seen millions of jobs destroyed, wages cut, welfare slashed to the bone and migrants denied entry to the UK.
By Chris Marsden, 6 June 2016
Corbyn is towing the line dictated by the dominant sections of British imperialism, which see membership of the EU as essential for securing Britain’s economic interests.
By Steve James, 4 June 2016
RISE is led by an aspiring middle class layer of academics and commentators seeking to build their careers through the creation of a new Scottish capitalist state
By Trevor Johnson, 4 June 2016
Just under a quarter of single pensioners are living in poverty.
By Chris Marsden, 3 June 2016
Both the Remain and Leave campaigns for the June 23 referendum on UK membership of the European Union are pushing anti-migrant measures.