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MPs cash in despite crisis


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.

The real divide across Britain is class


Coronavirus has highlighted deep class divisions across British society. But for the mainstream press in England, the divide is between the North and South. 

The sickness coming from the White House


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.

A failure of the system, not individuals


The Tories have repeatedly tried to scapegoat ordinary people to avoid responsibility for their own mishandling of the pandemic.

Labour doesn’t want to spook the establishment


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.

European economies are headed for crash


The political disarray the pandemic is causing in Britain and the United States has made the European Union (EU) look good by comparison.

A lockdown on dissent


There was justified anger from the left in response to new government teaching guidelines that ban anti-capitalist teaching materials from classrooms.

Resist the drive for profit that is killing us


Capitalism keeps a tiny minority of people rich off the back of work that is done by the vast majority of people.

Covid-19 is creating new political divides


More and more coronavirus is reshaping politics

The Tories’ jobs scheme—patching up a failing jobs market


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.

Blood scandal that ruined lives covered up


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.  

Trump is escalating an ideological war


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.

Attacks on women’s rights after death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg should be resisted on the streets


The debate over who will replace United States Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg after her death on Friday has already begun

Stop the jobs massacre when furlough ends


People are being thrown out of work at the sharpest rate since the recession in 2009

It’s one rule for us and another for the rich


The government’s whole approach is sunk in hypocrisy

International law is made for capitalism


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

OnlyFans—another way to profit from our bodies


Women posting explicit pictures are not being ‘liberated’—they are being pushed to provide whatever will sell the best, writes Sarah Bates

Bosses’ press isn’t free


When Extinction Rebellion (XR) blockaded the entrances of two printing plants last week, it might not have anticipated the vitriolic response. 

Tories—not young people—risk our lives


The Tories are casting about for someone to blame for rising coronavirus cases. Their current favourite scapegoat is young people.  

Brexit bluster can’t hide Tories’ EU troubles


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.

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