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No to retreat on freedom of movement

10 January 2017
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn made a dangerous and serious concession to anti-migrant racism on Tuesday.

Migrants—part of our class

10 January 2017
As left wing figures claim that bringing down immigration is a working class question, Dave Sewell argues the choice is between workers uniting or turning on one another

The NHS is on life support with a severe case of Tory cuts

10 January 2017
The British Red Cross declared a “humanitarian crisis” in the NHS after it was drafted in to stop the health service breaking down.

Labour-dominated parliamentary group calls for crackdown on migrants

06 January 2017
A group of MPs and Lords largely run by Remain-campaigning Labour big beasts has called for a vicious new regime of internal immigration controls.

Questions raised over Haringey council's housing deal

03 January 2017
The plan to redevelop vast swathes of Haringey, north London, had a spanner thrown in the works last month.

Resistance can stop the Labour vote shrinking

03 January 2017
If Jeremy Corbyn wants Labour to move to the left in 2017 he’ll have to fight the right, argues Nick Clark

The Brexit that we want

03 January 2017
There are specific demands around Brexit that the whole working class movement needs to unite around. Alistair Farrow sets out Socialist Worker’s contribution to an urgent debate

Labour, Ukip and workers

13 December 2016
Labour politicians claim the party has to be ‘tougher’ on immigration—or risk losing workers to Ukip. Nick Clark argues that aping the racist party will only fuel its success

Scottish Labour and the SNP bicker over who’s to blame for council cuts

13 December 2016
Cuts to council budgets in Scotland could total £700 million by the end of this parliament according to a new report.

How could Labour have done better in Sleaford?

13 December 2016
There’s no reason for Labour to be squeezed between a racist Brexit and a neoliberal defence of the European Union

Labour must choose a side on migrants

06 December 2016
How much longer can the Labour Party keep disagreeing with itself about immigration? Pressure on the party—and the tensions inside it—over immigration are growing.

Glasgow IT workers fear strike busters will undermine action against Labour council

06 December 2016
Evidence of illegal strike-breaking has emerged amid an IT workers’ walkout, reports Raymie Kiernan

Cowardly Labour MPs vote to protect Tony Blair over the war in Iraq

06 December 2016
Tory and Labour MPs united last week to stop any further investigation into Tony Blair’s war crimes in Iraq.

Durham TAs' strikes force council into retreat—but union officials call off action

06 December 2016
Durham teaching assistants (TAs) have forced council bosses to retreat. But a chance for a clear cut victory was snatched away from them by union officials.

Durham County Council climbs down over teaching assistant contracts—but threat of sack not withdrawn

30 November 2016
Durham County Council announced today, Wednesday, it will not fire around 2,000 teaching assistants on 31 December and rehire them on worse contracts the next day.

Uneven response to Labour's national day of action for the NHS

29 November 2016
Labour Party members and health campaigners took part in a national day of action for the NHS last Saturday.

'We won't be bullied'—meet the women standing up to Labour in County Durham

29 November 2016
County Durham teaching assistants are battling against the odds—and pushing their union officials—to take the fight to a Labour council trying to slash their pay. Raymie Kiernan spoke to the women leading the fight

Diane Abbott speaks out against racism as Labour MPs call for immigration to be reduced

29 November 2016
The divisions within the Labour Party over immigration have been laid bare

Labour must defend migrants—not attack them, says Diane Abbott

24 November 2016
Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has slammed calls for Labour to oppose immigration.

Durham teaching assistants' strike grows as Labour council shows contempt

24 November 2016
Some 2,000 teaching assistants in the Unison and ATL unions began a second 48-hour walkout yesterday, Wednesday.

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