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Jeremy Kyle and television’s grim reality

Jeremy Kyle, TV, media, reality TV The Jeremy Kyle TV show has been suspended after a guest died just days after filming an episode.

Vote Labour in the European elections - and increase the Tories’ crisis

Jeremy Corbyn, Labour, rally, elections The Tories are in near-terminal collapse. They cannot pass legislation, they cannot resolve Brexit and their supporters are jumping ship to the racists of the Brexit Party.

US trade war makes all rivalries sharper

US trade war makes all rivalries sharper The trade war between the US and China ratcheted up a notch over the past week.

A campaigning victory in Cambridge

A campaigning victory in Cambridge The decision to end academic Noah Carl’s research fellowship is a victory for campaigning.

Crisis of political elite caused election losses

Crisis of political elite caused election losses Local elections in England last week reflected a deep crisis of mainstream politics

Security leak farce and Gavin Williamson sacking shows Tory weakness

Gavin Williamson, Nato, defence, Tories In many ways Gavin Williamson, the sacked Tory defence secretary, is a preposterous figure. As chief whip, he helped Theresa May become prime minister. Promoted to defence secretary in November 2017, he struck hawkish poses.

The right smear Corbyn because they hate his anti-imperialism


The latest smear of antisemitism against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is another attempt to discredit the left and its opposition to war.

A climate of inaction by politicians over the planet


After a week of protests during the “International Rebellion” for climate change, political leaders have agreed to talks with the Extinction Rebellion (XR) direct action group.

Nazi Tommy Robinson - a threat we must stop


Tommy Robinson is a danger to Muslims, minorities and working class people. Everyone has to make sure he isn’t elected as an MEP for the North West of England on 23 May.

The Brexit Party aims to strengthen the far right - don’t be a fool for Farage


There are two common mistakes about Brexit. The first is that it is necessarily a coherent right wing project about achieving an even more radical form of neoliberalism than currently prevails in Britain.

Vote for Labour in local elections


Local elections will take place in 248 English councils on Thursday of next week.

Turn up the heat on the system burning our planet


Extinction Rebellion (XR) has been a stunning success. Its action has helped to expose the urgency of the threat posed by climate change—and insisted that tackling it cannot be postponed.

Extinction Rebellion marks a watershed - don’t miss the boat of climate rebellion


I’m sure there are very many people who feel the Extinction Rebellion (XR) protests in London over Easter mark a watershed.

Signs of democracy


Ordinary people have responded in a huge variety of ways to the political and economic crisis ravaging the system.

Militant mass action can change the system


The Extinction Rebellion (XR) revolt this week is inspiring. Crucially, like the school students’ climate strikes, it has seen a move from words to action.

Are the Tories facing an existential crisis?


Jean-Paul Sartre wrote a brilliant novel called The Reprieve, set during the Munich crisis of September 1938. He showed how the agreement that ended the crisis solved nothing, simply postponing the outbreak of the Second World War by a year.

A badge of honour—not a Marx of shame


Theresa May’s appeal to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to resolve her Brexit crisis has infuriated many Tories.

The lethal logic of profit


Aeroplane firm Boeing admitted last week that its faulty planes are to blame for deadly crashes.

Intervention in Libya means more horror


For once a Tory has told the truth about Britain’s wars. Foreign office minister Mark Field admitted in parliament on Monday that Britain’s interventions in Libya have had “calamitous outcomes”.

Can eating less meat stop environmental chaos?


The meat industry is destructive but changing our diets won’t be enough to save the planet, says Martin Empson

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