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Don’t wait until 2022 to fight against Tory rule


We can’t wait until the next general election—which might not come until 2022—to get the Tories out.

As Labour draws closer to office—beware the soft left


Nick Clark looks at the history of how the soft left in Labour has sold out struggle as a warning for today

Bitcoins—a very capitalist currency


A virtual currency called bitcoin has captured the public imagination—and the attention of get-rich-quick speculators.

Build resistance now to vicious Tory offensive


The year ends in avoidable cold and misery for the victims of Tory Britain.

This ‘Brexit triumph’ could be short-lived


Two senior members of Theresa May’s cabinet brawled in the House of Commons last week as MPs voted on Brexit legislation.

The Russian Revolution was worth it—it gives hope of a better future


The revolution of 1917 showed another world is possible, what that world could look like—and how we can make it happen

As Boris Johnson calls for more Middle East intervention - get the Tories out


Not wishing to be outdone by Donald Trump, foreign secretary Boris Johnson has said that Britain should return to the Middle East.

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.

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