26 September 2017
Millions of people are scraping by in badly paid jobs and are being forced to take out loans. Ten years after the ‘credit crunch’, Sarah Bates looks at what’s behind the debt explosion
07 July 2017
Thousands of protesters are back on the streets of Hamburg, Germany, after brutal police assaults on them last night, Thursday.
06 June 2017
The Tories grow endless cash for the bankers, bosses and their super wealthy friends
17 May 2017
Whenever an argument is put for reform that could benefit millions of working class people, right wing commentators tell us it is unaffordable or idealistic.
07 March 2017
Tory chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget will look after the rich and turn the screw on workers and the poor.
07 February 2017
It's a cliche that markets are driven by fear and greed. The same is true of the attitude of big business in the US towards Donald Trump.
13 December 2016
Mark Carney warned last week that politicians had to tackle the growing “isolation and detachment” that working class people feel towards capitalism. The Bank of England governor is just the latest figure in the ruling class to feel the ground shifting beneath his feet.
29 November 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement marked another stage in the low-intensity warfare that has gripped the Tory party. They’ve been squabbling since David Cameron struck his ill-fated deal with the European Union (EU) in February.
01 November 2016
ONE OF the main drivers of neoliberalism has been the removal of barriers to international trade. It is now in serious trouble.
18 October 2016
A new report hails the ‘digital platforms’ that are making workers ‘independent’. But the claims are misleading, writes Alistair Farrow
11 October 2016
Currency markets reacted to Brexit with a fall in the pound, as bosses make us pay for their system’s chaos
11 October 2016
Theresa May used last week’s Tory conference in Birmingham to shift her party and her government sharply to the right.
04 October 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed a “reset” of Tory economic policy in his speech on Monday, ditching any timetable for eliminating Britain’s deficit.
09 August 2016
The Bank of England is fighting to avert a new recession by throwing billions of pounds at the City of London.
31 May 2016
Is the Pope still a Catholic? This is the question provoked by a new article by three International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists
27 May 2016
Remain campaigners threaten mass job losses if Britain leaves the EU. But the bosses’ club won’t save us, says Sadie Robinson
24 May 2016
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has pledged that the next Labour government “would surpass even the 1945 Clement Attlee government for radical reform”.
17 May 2016
As robots begin to do more of the jobs traditionally done by people, Tomáš Tengely-Evans asks if the relationship between worker and machine has fundamentally changed
05 April 2016
Politicians who insist there’s no money for wages, pensions, benefits or public services had their secret hoards exposed this week.
05 April 2016
The Tata steel workers threaten to be the latest case in which the brutal logic of capital destroys industries and working class communities. We’ve seen it again and again in the past 35 years—the miners under Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and the Luton and Longbridge car workers under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.