31 March 2020
The coronavirus crisis has exposed political leaders as wanting. The systematic bungling by Boris Johnson’s government is summed up by the fact that he, his health secretary and the chief medical adviser have all tested positive for the virus.
15 March 2020
Some 20,000 refugees are trapped in the tiny Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos. Nick Clark spoke to some of those in the camp about the reality of life there—and to anti-racist activists about how they have organised solidarity. Photographs by Guy Smallman
09 March 2020
Greta Thunberg has blasted the latest plan by the European Union (EU) commission to tackle carbon emissions as “empty words”.
03 March 2020
As European border forces prepare to beat back thousands of refugees, the call needs to go out to let them in.
04 February 2020
“I have taken great care not to deride, bewail, or execrate human actions, but to understand them, ” the great philosopher Baruch Spinoza wrote in the Introduction to his Political Treatise, unfinished when he died in 1677.
28 January 2020
China and the United States have agreed to a truce in the trade war they have been waging for the past two years. What is supposed to be “phase one” of a larger trade deal was signed in Washington last week.
21 January 2020
Now Boris Johnson really has to “get Brexit done”. Formally leaving the European Union (EU) on 31 January is one thing. Settling the real relationship between Britain and what will remain its biggest market is quite another.
17 December 2019
As the right claim the general election and the Brexit vote are a rejection of left wing politics, Tomáš Tengely-Evans says there’s something much more complicated going on
10 December 2019
News from the German economy last week sent a shiver through bosses across Europe.
19 November 2019
Boris Johnson has announced a huge rollback of migrants’ rights in a bid to divert blame for the Tory-made crisis in the NHS and public services.
18 November 2019
The Labour Party looked almost certain to ignore party members’ demands to include defending freedom of movement in its manifesto, set for publication this week.
18 November 2019
The European Union’s (EU) border policy has caused the death of a nine month old baby in one of Greece’s vast, overcrowded refugee camps.
15 November 2019
As Labour prepares its election manifesto, Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey has insisted that freedom of movement for migrants won’t be in it.
12 November 2019
The latest Brexit scare story is that a trade deal with the US will undermine food standards in Britain.
05 November 2019
The announcement of the general election is welcome news for anyone who is committed to challenging the racism and austerity we have suffered under the Tories.
22 October 2019
A very big protest took place in London last weekend calling for a “People’s Vote” on leaving the European Union (EU).
22 October 2019
Boris Johnson’s rotten deal with the European Union (EU) faced key tests in parliament this week.
21 October 2019
He may have lost a battle last Saturday, but he hasn’t lost the war
17 October 2019
The deal, backed by the EU, is even more neoliberal than Theresa May’s
15 October 2019
Boris Johnson this week faces one of the biggest crises of his government.