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Socialist candidates have election success as voters turn against Trump

Socialist candidates have election success as voters turn against Trump Donald Trump was elected US president one year ago. In a fitting act of defiance, voters brought in the most left wing candidates on offer in many city and state elections last week.

Vote Left in Scotland and take the resistance forward

Vote Left in Scotland and take the resistance forward We call on our readers to vote Left in every constituency—to choose the candidate who is best able to carry forward the fight against austerity and racism and for independence.

Regional summits aim to kick racism out of the general election campaign

Regional summits aim to kick racism out of the general election campaign The Tories and right wing press want their racist, nationalist vision for Brexit to dominate the general election campaign.

Tories gain in Scottish elections, but not enough to beat the dominant SNP

Tories gain in Scottish elections, but not enough to beat the dominant SNP The Tories came second in last week’s Scottish local council elections and proclaimed themselves the sole winners.

Glasgow voters say Labour needs to represent workers - and not make cuts

Glasgow voters say Labour needs to represent workers - and not make cuts The Scottish National Party (SNP) has emerged as the largest party in the four major cities in Scotland following today's council elections. The Tories also made considerable gains, mainly at Labour's expense.

Don’t be fooled by the Green Party liberals

Don’t be fooled by the Green Party liberals For many years the Greens—or at least some of them—seemed to be to the left of Labour.

Tory election gains are a serious warning to Labour and the left

09 May 2017
The local election results are an urgent warning of what could happen at the general election. They mean the left has to redouble its campaigns against the Tories and for a win for Labour led by Jeremy Corbyn.

Disgraceful Labour rebels gun for left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn, not the Tories

02 May 2017
Never mind kicking out the Tories and ending their hated austerity policies. For some in the Labour Party, the bigger prize is ousting leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Struggle is key to beating the Tories

18 April 2017
The result of the election on 8?June will decide the fate of left wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Theresa May calls for snap general election—our chance to get the Tories out

18 April 2017
Theresa May’s has called for a general election on 8 June—it means we have a chance to get her rotten Tory government out.

After Stoke and Copeland by-elections, how can Labour move forward?

28 February 2017
It is very welcome that Labour defeated Ukip in last night's Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. But the defeat in Copeland is a severe setback.

Voting suppression in the US while Trump gives "alternative facts"

24 January 2017
Millions were not allowed to vote in the US presidential elections. There is a long history of rigged elections and voter suppression and it's designed to target the working class.

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

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

Tory electoral reform - the case of the vanishing voters

20 September 2016
Hundreds of thousands of people have vanished from Britain’s electoral registers—and you’re more likely to be among them if you're young or poor.

Eric Pickles fans racist stereotypes on voter fraud

16 August 2016
Tory MP Eric Pickles said that authorities are “turning a blind eye” to election fraud among Muslims in a new government report published last Friday.

The left’s advance stalls in Spanish election disappointment

27 June 2016
The results of the general elections in the Spanish state yesterday, Sunday, brought disappointment for the left.

Hillary Clinton declares victory but the fight for a better society continues

11 June 2016
Hillary Clinton has proclaimed herself the winner of the contest to be the Democratic Party candidate for the US president in November.

Election winners and losers—and why we need to step up the fight against austerity

10 May 2016
The 5 May elections underline the need for a stronger anti-austerity challenge to the Tories. We don’t need Labour to move to the “middle ground” as the party’s right-wing claims, 

Racism’s cutting edge

03 May 2016
After Ken Livingstone’s suspension from Labour last week, Jeremy Corbyn said, “We are not tolerating antisemitism in any way or indeed any other kind of racism.”

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