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It will take action to win on pay


Local government employers have offered a million council workers in England and Wales a 2 percent “rise” for each of the next two years

Britain out of Ireland, fight to shape Brexit


The leaders of the bigoted Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) relished their power over Theresa May’s government this week.

South Africa needs a new workers’ party


The African National Congress is facing its biggest crisis since the end of apartheid

Theresa May is in a bind over Brexit—struggle could bring her government down


Theresa May is being further squeezed by incompatible pressures over Brexit

The rich want a fight, so Labour must be ready for one


Britain’s bosses are worried. They are fretting about Brexit, but their bigger concern is Jeremy Corbyn.

For a Brexit from Ireland


Jeremy Warner, an associate editor of the Daily Telegraph no less, wrote this week, “Ireland has poisoned UK politics and brought down governments for centuries.”

Europe’s centre ground is crumbling beneath Angela Merkel’s feet


In the endless discussions about Brexit, it’s commonly assumed that the British side is weak and confused and the European Union (EU) is strong and united. The first is true, the second not so much.

Why Universal Credit cannot be fixed


There is growing anger about the effects of Universal Credit (UC). So what’s to be done?

The state protects the cops


Within 70 minutes of coming into contact with the cops Rashan Charles was dead.

A crisis of politics hounds the European ruling class


Until this week the Tories looked like the weakest government in the European Union. (EU). That’s impressive given the competition.

Fiddling the figures can’t end Tory crisis


Philip Hammond, the Tory chancellor, likes to present himself as a safe pair of hands. He’s nicknamed “spreadsheet Phil”. Boring maybe, but reliable. But he’s been responsible for two of the biggest media pratfalls of the present government, which is saying something.

Art auction paints a picture of capitalism's warped priorities


Some £340 million for a painting by Leonardo da Vinci—and possibly a fake one at that—may seem a touch steep. But it’s a small price to pay for billionaires keen to hide away their cash.

Take academies back into public hands


The scandal over Wakefield City Academies Trust has exposed the realities of privatisation. Many people want the schools abandoned by the trust to be run by the council.

Stop the drive to a new war in Middle East


The prospect of another war hangs over the Middle East—this time in Lebanon.

Saudi-Iran rivalry is behind new turmoil


Saudi Arabia has mostly been a stable pillar of the imperialist order in the Middle East.

Tory cabinet in crisis and we can get them out


 Tory rule stands on the shakiest of foundations.

Erratic Trump gives a boost to US rivals


Anyone who's watched Ken Burns’s flawed but absorbing documentary about the Vietnam War must have been struck by the interplay between presidential politics in Washington and the rhythm of combat in Southeast Asia.

Saving Scottish Labour


Recovery for Labour in Scotland is a real possibility. The race for the leadership of Scottish Labour reflects why.

Tory scum floats on top of a sexist society


Allegations of serious sexual harassment and abuse by MPs have shone a light on the sexism which lies at the heart of our society.

Labour won’t win change by acting ‘respectable’


As the prospect of government nears, the pressure is on Labour to distance itself from the movement, writes Sadie Robinson

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