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Can France show us how to prepare for the challenges of a Miliband government?

02 September 2014
Dave Sewell looks at what socialists in Britain can learn from the unravelling of Francois Hollande’s Labour-style government

A warning from France not to wait for Miliband

26 August 2014
The political turmoil in France sends us a chilling warning about what we could face in Britain under a Labour government led by Ed Miliband.

Doncaster strikers say union should spread Care UK fightback

26 August 2014
Doncaster Care UK workers began a three-week strike on Monday of this week. 

Politicians unite in bigotry against migrants

05 August 2014
David Cameron and Tory home secretary Theresa May posed for TV cameras last week in a house that the UK Border Agency had just raided.

Tony Blair is the career criminal who just refuses to fade away

15 July 2014
A decade after launching the war that killed a million Iraqis, Tony Blair is still busy helping out dictators and making himself richer, writes Adam Cochrane

Exit Stage Right - Why isn't Labour offering an alternative to Tory austerity?

08 July 2014
Workers are furious with the Tories, but Ed Miliband’s Labour Party seems determined not to offer anything better. Tomáš Tengely Evans looks at why Labour isn’t working—and how we can build a real alternative

Look to our own strength, not the Labour Party

01 July 2014
The rows in the Labour Party keep coming. The latest criticism came from Labour’s policy chief Jon Cruddas this week.

10 July strike is chance to take on the Tories

24 June 2014
The Tories like nothing more than an opportunity to drive down living standards for working class people. Some 800,000 public sector jobs have been slashed since they took office.

Thousands march against austerity in loud, lively and determined protest

21 June 2014
Up to 20,000 people marched against austerity in central London today, Saturday, in a loud and lively protest called by the People's Assembly.

Fury as Miliband bans jobless young people from benefits

19 June 2014
Labour activists are reacting with fury at Ed Miliband’s plans to ban jobless young people from claiming benefits.

Labour’s attacks on immigrants are part of its race to the right

03 June 2014
Many Labour Party politicians have used every opportunity since Ukip’s success in the May elections to declare their anti-immigrant credentials.

Freedom Riders want free fares back

27 May 2014
Campaigners in Barnsley plan to lobby the council on Thursday of this week to demand the reinstatement of free train travel for older people in South Yorkshire.

Did Ukip win votes from each mainstream party?

27 May 2014
More than half of Ukip’s supporters in the European elections came from disenfranchised Tory voters, a poll commissioned by Lord Ashcroft has found.

Labour fails to learn lessons from election, so it panders to the right

27 May 2014
Labour is still the main home for those opposed to the government. But it leaves many voters uninspired.

Coalition humiliated after big poll losses

27 May 2014
The government crashed in the elections. But the vote hasn’t gone to the left, writes Simon Basketter

Local elections show disillusionment with establishment parties

23 May 2014
The government took a drubbing in the local elections. The Tories and Liberal Democrats crashed. But the anger hasn’t gone to the left. 

Travel campaigners vow to ride on after bosses pass some concessions

20 May 2014
Over 200 people marched through the centre of Barnsley last Saturday against the withdrawal of free travel for disabled and older people. The four South Yorkshire Labour-run councils’ decision has sparked outrage and weeks of Freedom Ride protests, where hundreds of people travel on trains and refuse to pay.

Hypocrisy over Abu Hamza ignores brutal violence of the state

20 May 2014
The tabloids’ favourite terror suspect Abu Hamza was convicted of supporting terrorism in a US court this week. The British government used the case to extradite others, such as Babar Ahmad and Talha Ahsan, to the US. 

Desperate Labour and Tory politicians tail Ukip’s racism

20 May 2014
Mainstream parties are happy to let racist attacks on migrants go unchallenged, writes Ken Olende

Labour's surrender to racism

20 May 2014
Simon Basketter traces the history of the Labour Party’s attitude to immigration and argues their leadership have always opted for a filthy compromise with the system

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