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Can Johnson survive Covid-19 and Brexit?

Can Johnson survive Covid-19 and Brexit? Weak and nasty” has been a good description of all Tory governments since the fall of Margaret Thatcher nearly 30 years ago. None fit this description better than Boris Johnson’s administration.

International law is made for capitalism

International law is made for capitalism International law helps to regulate the relations between capitalist states. It plays an increasingly important role in providing a framework for the activities of transnational corporation

The story of how Corbyn’s compromises led to defeat

The story of how Corbyn’s compromises led to defeat Left Out is a book for people who think Keir Starmer is doing a good job. But it also holds some valuable lessons for genuine socialists—and hard truths about the Labour Party.

Brexit bluster can’t hide Tories’ EU troubles

Brexit bluster can’t hide Tories’ EU troubles A year ago Brexit dominated the headlines to the point of utter tedium. Now, of course, it’s the Covid-19 pandemic, which is too deadly to tolerate boredom. But Brexit is mounting a comeback, with a vengeance.

Priti Patel announces new racist regulation

Priti Patel announces new racist regulation The Tories’ new points-based system comes alongside brutal attacks on refugees, writes Sophie Squire

Nissan workers protest against pensions attack

Nissan workers protest against pensions attack Hundreds of workers at the Nissan car plant in Sunderland protested on Saturday against attacks on their pension scheme.

Why Corbyn couldn’t beat capital

31 March 2020
As Jeremy Corbyn ends his time as Labour leader, Nick Clark looks at the impact he has had—and why any attempts by Labour to change the system will be limited

Letters - Population Matters replies

24 February 2020
We published an article on 7 January which Population Matters believes mischaracterises its position on a number of issues, and we have agreed to publish the following letter-

Letters—Is HS2 good news for planet or environmental disaster?

10 February 2020
The development of railways is needed to take cars and much lorry traffic off heavily-polluting, CO2-creating, dangerous roads.

The left must move on from Brexit splits

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.

Irish elections set to show long term shift away from three main parties

04 February 2020
Irish taoiseach (prime minister) Leo Varadkar was hoping to get an easy ride to re-election this week.

Britain in firing line of US-EU trade war

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.

Brexit—is it all over?

27 January 2020
As Britain leaves the European Union, Sophie Squire and Sarah Bates look at the problems that lie ahead for the Tories, big business and Labour

Protest for child refugees

21 January 2020
Protesters from charity Safe Passage and Stand Up To Racism held a demonstration in central London on Monday in defence of child refugees’ rights.

Can Boris Johnson get an EU trade deal done?

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.

After the election, keep up the fight against Tory rule

13 December 2019
In a bitter blow the Tories have won a substantial majority in parliament after Thursday’s general election.

Tory Brexit drive behind divisions with business

10 December 2019
The Financial Times newspaper and The Economist refused to call for a vote for the Tories.

Resist racist Nigel Farage’s fake anti-establishment act

10 December 2019
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party went into this Thursday’s general election in turmoil, running at just 3 percent in opinion polls.

General election is chance to smash Brexit deadlock

29 October 2019
For more than two years official politics has been consumed by a seemingly endless Brexit crisis and Westminster game-playing.

Boris Johnson gears up for campaign of Brexit, cuts and attacks

29 October 2019
Boris Johnson was floundering and spinning his way towards a general election as Socialist Worker went to press.

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