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There’s no such thing as national interest


Theresa May's claims to represent us all are a lie to cover up the class divide

Jeremy Corbyn was right to link West's war with Manchester attack


Whatever happens in the election, Jeremy Corbyn has earned his place in history. He did this last Friday when he didn’t flee in the face of the Tory attempts to exploit the Manchester atrocity.

The SNP did not deliver a radical decade in office


The Scottish National Party (SNP) has been in control of the Scottish government for just over ten years. Since the 2014 independence referendum it has been the dominant political party in Scotland.

Vote Left in Scotland and take the resistance forward


We call on our readers to vote Left in every constituency—to choose the candidate who is best able to carry forward the fight against austerity and racism and for independence.

Vote for Corbyn—and get May out


A radical general election campaign can make the Tories sweat

Can Corbyn overcome political disillusion?


According to the pundits working class people are abandoning the Labour Party for the Tories.

Tony Cliff matters for socialists today


Tony Cliff was born 100 years ago last weekend, on 20 May 1917. Brought up a Palestinian Jew, he came to Britain in 1946.

Unaffordable bosses - why we need to tax the rich


Whenever an argument is put for reform that could benefit millions of working class people, right wing commentators tell us it is unaffordable or idealistic.

Labour can win - if it comes out fighting


Labour could deliver a shock result if it has radical policies and an insurgent campaign

Will Hamas repeat Fatah’s mistakes by ceding ground to Israel?


Nearly 50 years since Israel occupied Palestine’s West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, Palestinian leaders seem further away than ever from getting Israel to leave.

Labour right haven’t a hope - or a clue


The press denunciations of Labour’s leaked draft manifesto have been predictable. “Corbyn’s misguided bid to turn the clock back,” spluttered the Financial Times, “Corbyn’s fantasy land”, the Mail.

How protests beat back the Benyon Bill in 1977 and defended abortion rights


Forty years ago this month some 10,000 people marched in London to defend abortion rights. The demonstration, organised by the National Abortion Campaign (NAC), opposed a bill brought by Tory MP William Benyon.

Theresa May promises more than she can deliver on Brexit


Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has of course played into Theresa May’s hands. He let his staff leak a thoroughly disparaging account of a dinner she gave for him at Downing Street to a German conservative newspaper.

John McDonnell is right - there’s a lot to be learnt from reading Karl Marx


Right wingers have raised the spectre of Communism to discredit Labour’s left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Bring down the borders - and don’t capitulate to Tory racism on immigration


Theresa May this week reaffirmed her vow to cut net immigration by two thirds, to below 100,000 a year. That target eluded her as home secretary—despite law after law and raid after raid to create a “hostile environment” for migrants.

The not-so-decisive 100 days of Trump


The idea that a US president’s first 100 days in office should be decisive goes back to Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.

Don’t make alliances with the right wing


The idea of a “progressive alliance” is back in fashion. It has been supported both by Caroline Lucas of the Greens and Nicola Sturgeon of the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Don’t sit on the sidelines—let’s kick out Theresa May and fight for an alternative


Jeremy Corbyn is energising swathes of people who want to see the back of the Tories.

Turkish referendum showed problems facing country's authoritarian ruler


The Turkish referendum result last week showed up the problems facing the increasingly authoritarian president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

Donald Trump - the war president will crash into reality


Missiles in Syria, a mega-bomb in Afghanistan, a potential nuclear confrontation in Korea—what happened to the Donald Trump who ran as a critic of US foreign wars?

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