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‘National unity’ is only for the bosses

08 October 2019
Amid the stew of Brexit speculation, there are more calls for a “national unity” government.

Austerity, Brexit chaos and political failure - a warning of how the right can win

07 October 2019
Sadie Robinson reports from Doncaster and Barnsley on how bitter frustration at years of austerity and political failure have created the conditions for the right to benefit—but anger could also be pulled to the left

Huge Scottish independence march in Edinburgh shows thirst for real change

05 October 2019
A huge march for Scottish independence swept through Edinburgh on Saturday.

Corruption, harassment and Brexit pile strain on Boris Johnson

01 October 2019
Boris Johnson began his first Tory party conference as prime minister facing allegations of ­sexual harassment and ­corruption—and a looming Brexit deadline.

Margaret Hodge faces reselection battle after vicious attacks on Jeremy Corbyn

01 October 2019
 

Labour promises to axe hated Universal Credit

01 October 2019
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will scrap the hated Universal Credit (UC) benefit if elected.

Labour Party conference showed how leaders lag behind membership’s radicalism

30 September 2019
One takeaway from last week’s Labour Party conference is that the members are further ahead than the leadership and the trade unions.

Thousands protest in Manchester as Tory party conference begins

29 September 2019
Chants of, “Stop Boris!” rang out in Manchester on Sunday as up to 5,000 people marched against the Tories, who were gathering for their party conference.

Labour conference backs strong climate action despite some union opposition

25 September 2019
Delegates passed a motion calling for a ban on fracking and achieving zero carbon emissions by 2030,

Political chaos in Britain after court judgement - drive the Tories out now

24 September 2019
The Tories have to be driven out—now.

Labour conference round-up—delegates show solidarity with Palestine

24 September 2019
Delegates to Labour Party conference near-unanimously passed a significant motion on Palestine solidarity on Monday afternoon.

Letters—Progressive groups listed on cop ‘counter-terror’ list

24 September 2019
 A counter-terrorism document giving advice to workers includes left wing groups in its safeguarding bulletin—alongside proscribed terrorist organisations.

Labour delegates vote to back Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit

23 September 2019
Labour Party members saw off moves to make their party back Remain

Labour conference is a chance to challenge right over Brexit

22 September 2019
Brexit is not the only issue at this year’s Labour Party conference—despite what the media suggests.

New book Bad News for Labour busts antisemitism claims

21 September 2019
A book on Labour, the media and antisemitism is both rigorous and accessible

Labour’s position on the EU bends to the will of the right

17 September 2019
The Labour Party conference, beginning on Sunday, looks set to be dominated by debates over whether to back remaining in the racist and neoliberal European Union

Letters—British Gas is driving down our wages to boost profits

17 September 2019
I’m writing on behalf of my colleagues from British Gas. British Gas sells energy and mechanical services.

How far do Labour’s plans for workers go?

13 September 2019
The Labour Party has unveiled ‘radical measures’ under a new Ministry of Employment Rights. Tomáš Tengely-Evans casts a critical eye over the plans

Politics is about a lot more than parliament

10 September 2019
The chaos in the British establishment has exposed the swamp that is parliament and British democracy. This week Tory leader Boris Johnson prorogued parliament—shutting it down to avoid scrutiny of his Brexit manoeuvres.

Labour lets Tories cling on by failing to back an election

10 September 2019
On Monday Labour, the Scottish National Party, Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru and the Independent Group—ridiculously dubbed the “rebel alliance”—refused to back an election.

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