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Politics is about a lot more than parliament

Politics is about a lot more than parliament The chaos in the British establishment has exposed the swamp that is parliament and British democracy. This week Tory leader Boris Johnson prorogued parliament—shutting it down to avoid scrutiny of his Brexit manoeuvres.

Boris Johnson is in a Brexit bind as parliament shuts down

Boris Johnson is in a Brexit bind as parliament shuts down Boris Johnson slithered from the House of Commons early on Tuesday morning in the weakest position any prime minister has faced for decades.

Why it is dangerous to prop up the centre

Why it is dangerous to prop up the centre Britain has recently overtaken Italy for the prize of having the most shambolic political system in an advanced capitalist country. But there are now attempts at parallel solutions to both countries’ governmental crises.

Labour lets Tories cling on by failing to back an election

Labour lets Tories cling on by failing to back an election On Monday Labour, the Scottish National Party, Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru and the Independent Group—ridiculously dubbed the “rebel alliance”—refused to back an election.

Trades Union Congress unites against no-deal Brexit, but what comes next?

Trades Union Congress unites against no-deal Brexit, but what comes next? With the Tories reeling, it's time for workers' struggle

The rulers’ party is rotting

The rulers’ party is rotting There’s a been Tory party since the late 17th century—now it’s in severe crisis. Simon Basketter looks at what could cause the death of the party for those who are born to rule

Defeat for Johnson should clear way to a general election

03 September 2019
Anger against the Tories was seen on the streets of London on Tuesday as the prime minister lost a key vote in parliament

A radical Labour can win a general election

03 September 2019
We should welcome a general election as an opportunity to drive out Johnson and the Tories

Fight for a genuinely democratic society

03 September 2019
On many of the demonstrations against Boris Johnson there are placards calling to “defend democracy”.

How to make sense of the Tory crisis over Brexit

02 September 2019
Tomáš Tengely-Evans dissects the latest stage of the Tory crisis and looks at how the left should respond

Protests across Britain against Johnson’s suspension of parliament

31 August 2019
Over 70 protests took place across Britain on Saturday.

As Johnson suspends parliament, protest to kick him out

28 August 2019
Johnson wrote to MPs on Wednesday saying he wanted parliament to be suspended from “the second sitting week in September”. Protests have been called all over Britain.

Unity with liberals is a bad deal for workers

27 August 2019
The latest “cross party” bid to stop no-deal Brexit would be a gift to Tory right wingers, the far right and big business.

Corbyn’s confusion over the European Union emboldens the right

20 August 2019
Labour will commit to holding a referendum on a Brexit deal, if there is a general election in autumn, with an option to remain in the European Union (EU).

Tory plan for Brexit is a threat to ­two million EU migrants

19 August 2019
Whether you voted Leave or Remain, we should all defend migrants’ rights writes Tomáš Tengely-Evans

‘National government’ wouldn’t protect us

13 August 2019
Lots of people are rightly appalled that Boris Johnson is our prime minister.

National unity is unity with the bosses

13 August 2019
A growing number of MPs have backed calls for a “national unity government” to stop a no-deal Brexit.

The Troublemaker—Rich and royals unite to save the planet for nice holidays

06 August 2019
The younger royals like to foster an image of being progressive fighters for social justice. This was somewhat marred last week by a visit made by prince Harry to join a conference on saving the world.

Does the Cambridge Analytica documentary make a hackish point?

30 July 2019
There have been many attempts to portray Donald Trump’s presidential election victory and the vote for Britain to leave the European Union as linked.

Pound zig-zags are due to Europe crisis

30 July 2019
The pound rose on the foreign exchange markets last week after Boris Johnson became the new prime minister. Alex Callinicos looks at why.

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