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general election 2017


Tory cuts gave the NHS one of its worst ever winters—and there’s more to come

30 May 2017
Hospitals in England “endured one of the worst winters on record” this year, according to damning new research by the British Medical Association (BMA).

There’s no such thing as national interest

30 May 2017
Theresa May's claims to represent us all are a lie to cover up the class divide

Vote Left in Scotland and take the resistance forward

30 May 2017
We call on our readers to vote Left in every constituency—to choose the candidate who is best able to carry forward the fight against austerity and racism and for independence.

The SNP did not deliver a radical decade in office

30 May 2017
The Scottish National Party (SNP) has been in control of the Scottish government for just over ten years. Since the 2014 independence referendum it has been the dominant political party in Scotland.

‘School cuts are an election issue’ as parents, pupils and teachers protest

30 May 2017
Parents, children, teachers and others joined a nationwide day of action yesterday, Friday, against cuts to school funding.

Can Corbyn overcome political disillusion?

23 May 2017
According to the pundits working class people are abandoning the Labour Party for the Tories.

Thousands in Birmingham rally to hear Jeremy Corbyn

23 May 2017
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has held one of his largest rallies of the general election campaign so far

Tory manifesto dressed in sheep's clothing attacks ordinary people

23 May 2017
Tory leader Theresa May’s manifesto launch speech today, Thursday, was an attempt to con people into voting Tory with a raft of vicious attacks dressed up as giveaways.

Tories' screeching U-Turn opens way for resurgent Labour campaign behind Corbyn

23 May 2017
If Theresa May does not get the result she wants at the general election, yesterday will be the moment that analysts will say signalled the obvious turning point.

Would the bosses let us renationalise services and industry?

23 May 2017
Labour’s manifesto commitments to nationalising some industries would meet resistance

Labour manifesto that breaks from its past helps lift Jeremy Corbyn's support

16 May 2017
Manifesto launch shows an alternative but compromises to right will only weaken it, says Nick Clark

In the Tories’ target towns, there’s still hope for Labour

16 May 2017
Luton has suffered under Tory rule. Despite that, the party is hoping to take the town from the Labour Party in the general election.

Theresa May grants workers the right to remain exploited

16 May 2017
The Tory manifesto set to be released this week will continue attacks on the whole working class.

Labour right haven’t a hope - or a clue

16 May 2017
The press denunciations of Labour’s leaked draft manifesto have been predictable. “Corbyn’s misguided bid to turn the clock back,” spluttered the Financial Times, “Corbyn’s fantasy land”, the Mail.

Labour's manifesto is a shift to the left. It's no time for compromises with the right.

16 May 2017
Forget the media and right wing denunciations, there are some excellent promises in the Labour Party’s draft election manifesto. It promises to scrap tuition fees, and plough billions of pounds into education and the NHS.

Labour’s new policy on workers’ rights tinkers but doesn’t transform

02 May 2017
The difference between what’s on offer at the general election from the Tories and Labour was underlined last week over workers’ rights.

Don’t sit on the sidelines—let’s kick out Theresa May and fight for an alternative

25 April 2017
Jeremy Corbyn is energising swathes of people who want to see the back of the Tories.

Don’t make alliances with the right wing

25 April 2017
The idea of a “progressive alliance” is back in fashion. It has been supported both by Caroline Lucas of the Greens and Nicola Sturgeon of the Scottish National Party (SNP).

Corbyn’s left shift can inspire a fight

25 April 2017
Jeremy Corbyn made a good start to the election campaign last week when he pledged that Labour would “overturn this rigged system”.

Independence is at the heart of the Scottish election debate

25 April 2017
The general election in Scotland is likely to revolve around constitutional questions.

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