Unemployment is soaring and average pay is falling. Millions of Britain’s poorest households could see their incomes cut by £20 a week from April, when a temporary rise in Universal Credit is due to expire.
Coronavirus has highlighted deep class divisions across British society. But for the mainstream press in England, the divide is between the North and South.
There are three things to understand about Donald Trump at present. The first is that he may be incoherent and self-obsessed, but he’s not a fool.
The Tories have repeatedly tried to scapegoat ordinary people to avoid responsibility for their own mishandling of the pandemic.
Gary Haggarty, a member of the pro-British paramilitary organisation the Ulster Volunteer Force in Northern Ireland, worked as a paid agent of Special Branch cops.
The political disarray the pandemic is causing in Britain and the United States has made the European Union (EU) look good by comparison.
There was justified anger from the left in response to new government teaching guidelines that ban anti-capitalist teaching materials from classrooms.
Capitalism keeps a tiny minority of people rich off the back of work that is done by the vast majority of people.
More and more coronavirus is reshaping politics
The new jobs scheme announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on Thursday reflects growing panic over the end of the furlough scheme, which closes on 31 October. However, it will not prevent surging unemployment in Britain or offer workers the protection they need.
A Tory government knowingly put ordinary people’s health at risk and caused the unnecessary deaths of thousands of people. They then poured time, effort and money into trying to cover up their actions.
It’s always been a mistake to underestimate Donald Trump. This is especially true now, when he’s fighting ferociously to stay in the White House. Not underestimating him means taking him seriously as a political operator, but also as an ideologist.
The debate over who will replace United States Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg after her death on Friday has already begun
People are being thrown out of work at the sharpest rate since the recession in 2009
The government’s whole approach is sunk in hypocrisy
International law helps to regulate the relations between capitalist states. It plays an increasingly important role in providing a framework for the activities of transnational corporation
Women posting explicit pictures are not being ‘liberated’—they are being pushed to provide whatever will sell the best, writes Sarah Bates
When Extinction Rebellion (XR) blockaded the entrances of two printing plants last week, it might not have anticipated the vitriolic response.
The Tories are casting about for someone to blame for rising coronavirus cases. Their current favourite scapegoat is young people.
A year ago Brexit dominated the headlines to the point of utter tedium. Now, of course, it’s the Covid-19 pandemic, which is too deadly to tolerate boredom. But Brexit is mounting a comeback, with a vengeance.