Socialist Worker

2015 general election


SWP statement on election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader

The Socialist Worker's Party has released a statment on the election of Jeremy Corbyn:

Defy Tory rule—don’t let Cameron's victory stop you fighting back

Defy Tory rule—don’t let Camerons victory stop you fighting back The general election result was a bitter blow. The rich cheered and the jubilant Tories are gearing up fast for a new class war. While being honest about our weaknesses, socialists have to see that our enemy is not all powerful. The next few years may not be plain sailing for the Tories. They want a class war—let’s give it to them.

Smug Tories sharpen the knives for a new assault

Smug Tories sharpen the   knives for a   new assault The Tories wasted no time in gearing up for new attacks on the working class after their shock general election victory last week.

TUSC campaigns have built networks to take on austerity

TUSC campaigns have built networks to take on austerity The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) stood parliamentary candidates across Britain.

Anti-Tory protests show anger at austerity

Anti-Tory protests show anger at austerity Around 2,000 people marched on Downing Street last Saturday, two days after the election, to vent their anger at the Tories.

Nigel Farage fails to win in South Thanet – but fight continues against Ukip racists

Nigel Farage fails to win in South Thanet – but fight continues against Ukip racists Leader of the racist Ukip party Nigel Farage failed in his attempt to be elected MP in South Thanet. Farage resigned as leader and the party is in crisis.

TUSC campaigners vow to keep fighting against austerity

08 May 2015
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) stood parliamentary candidates in seats across the country. In some areas TUSC candidates received small but encouraging votes. The results were uneven.

Organise for a united left alternative in Scotland after Labour defeat

08 May 2015
The Labour Party in Scotland has been wiped out. The Scottish National Party (SNP) took 56 out of 59 seats with Labour, the Tories and Lib Dems sharing the remaining three.

Labour's betrayals let Tories back in

08 May 2015
The election result is a disaster. It’s a disaster for the NHS, for workers’ rights, for people on benefits, for disabled people and for the battle against climate change.

Tories out - and build a real left alternative

05 May 2015
The fight against austerity and racism doesn’t end with the new government

Cash crisis could 'break' NHS within a few weeks of election

05 May 2015
Whichever party leader ends up in 10 Downing St, the NHS crisis will only get sharper.

Politics is ripe for satire—so why is TV falling short?

28 April 2015
If one thing is proving predictable about the general election, it’s the tedium.

Why the rich like their politicians boring

28 April 2015
 Even the politicians have noticed how boring the general election campaign is. So last week David Cameron stressed how “bloody lively” he felt about it.

TUSC looks beyond 7 May general election to build the fightback

28 April 2015
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) parliamentary candidates are making a final push before next week’s general election.

We deserve better - so let's vote for it

28 April 2015
Britain’s political terrain is shifting. Neither of the two main parties can be sure of gaining enough support to win the general election outright.

TUSC taps into anger at main parties’ austerity

21 April 2015
Parliamentary candidates for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) are building campaigns that are rooted in their communities—and based on fighting austerity.

Health bosses rake in £35 million

21 April 2015
Top NHS bosses grabbed £35 million in pay rises during the last year while most workers’ pay was frozen.

Meet Mev Akram the TUSC candidate for Doncaster Central

21 April 2015
The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is standing parliamentary candidates across Britain.

Scottish Labour's cuts crisis

14 April 2015
The Labour leadership hung its Blairite Scottish leader Jim Murphy out to dry this week and essentially gave up in Scotland.

Party manifestos signal more misery

14 April 2015
The main parties’ manifesto launches underline that need for a socialist challenge to austerity and racism during the election campaign—and even more afterwards.

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