07 May 2013
After the rise of Ukip and the government’s continuing war on the poor, Alex Callinicos looks at how the left should organise in response
07 May 2013
The Tories are panicking a bit after Ukip took a bite out of their support in local elections on 2 May.
30 April 2013
The row last week between Labour leader Ed Miliband and Unite general secretary Len McCluskey raises issues far beyond the internal politics of the Labour Party. It matters to everyone who wants to beat the Tories.
23 April 2013
A new survey has exposed the lies that recent scaremongering about immigration has been built on.
16 April 2013
When asked about her greatest achievement, Margaret Thatcher famously replied, “Tony Blair and New Labour”. So it’s quite appropriate that, as one monster is laid to rest, the other should suddenly surface.
09 April 2013
Tony Blair gushed over Thatcher in the wake of her death. “I always thought my job was to build on some of the things she had done rather than reverse them,” he said.
05 April 2013
Totally marginalised under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, the Labour left has been one of the driving forces behind the swelling protest movement against the bedroom tax, writes Alex Callinicos
28 March 2013
Last week could have been a disaster for the government’s workfare programme. It sends unemployed people to toil for free – and takes away their benefits if they refuse.
28 March 2013
Islington council in north London last week became the first Labour-run local authority to take a stand against evictions.
21 March 2013
Socialist Worker examines why Ed Miliband and the Labour Party are so quick to join the growing anti-migrant panic pushed by the Tories and Ukip
27 November 2012
Socialist Ralph Dyson walked out of the BBC’s Rotherham by-election hustings on Monday of this week as he refused to share a platform with fascists.
13 November 2012
The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) debated what Labour councillors should do about the cuts at its annual conference last Saturday.
09 October 2012
The Unite union has launched a strategy to win the Labour Party back for the working class. But can it be made to stand for left wing policies?
02 October 2012
Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour Party conference today, Tuesday, saw him embrace the old Tory idea of "One Nation" and compare himself to Victorian Conservative prime minister Benjamin Disraeli.
17 July 2012
It was before the Berlin Wall fell and when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister that a Labour leader last spoke at the Durham Miner’s Gala.
19 June 2012
More bad news for Newsnight’s political editor Allegra Stratton, whose vicious interview with a woman on benefits sparked outrage.
06 March 2012
You might expect Labour leader Ed Miliband to be revelling in the Tories’ difficulties—and building support out of their pain.
24 January 2012
Ed Miliband and Ed Balls have said that Labour must prove itself as a "responsible opposition" by accepting wage freezes and pay cuts.
17 January 2012
Barely a day goes by without the grotesque spectacle of Labour Party leaders seeking to prove they can be every bit as vicious as the Tories.
10 January 2012
Welfare benefits give people a "false sense of security", Labour leader Ed Miliband announced last week.