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Durham County Council climbs down over teaching assistant contracts—but threat of sack not withdrawn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

Fresh walkout in Glasgow adds to Labour council’s woes

22 November 2016
Council workers in Glasgow opened a new front last week in the battle against Labour council chiefs’ privatising

Durham teaching assistants fight pay cut - and split the local Labour Party

22 November 2016
A revolt by County Durham teaching assistants (TAs) is dividing the Labour Party. The TAs were set to walk out for their second 48-hour strike on Wednesday.

Labour needs clarity, not slippage, in defence of migrant workers

22 November 2016
So much of what’s said about the supposed economic damage caused by migration is driven by xenophobic fantasy that has nothing to do with any genuine evidence

As the Labour right holds its ground, the left has to look beyond the bureaucracy

22 November 2016
The Labour right has defeated the left in recent battles inside the Labour Party—ensuring it holds its grip on party structures.

Snooper’s charter passed to give the spooks more power

22 November 2016
Parliament passed the Investigatory Powers Bill last week

School workers wage a class war in Durham

15 November 2016
Teaching assistants (TAs) in Durham are waging an inspiring struggle that shows how to respond to council bosses’ attacks.

Don't lose Momentum

08 November 2016
Labour can fight—to defend migrants and the NHS, for affordable housing and a £10 an hour living wage.

Ruling class in open warfare after court ruling on Brexit

08 November 2016
Is Britain beginning to experience the kind of “culture war” that divides the political elite in the US?

Courts cause confusion and chaos for Tories and Labour

08 November 2016
Nigel Farage, the former Ukip leader who is in temporary charge again, has pledged to lead a 100,000-strong demonstration in London.

Why is Labour in such a muddle over migration?

08 November 2016
Labour needs to choose between defending migrants and pandering to racist ‘concerns’, writes Nick Clark

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