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Johnson faces a crisis—but he isn’t finished

Johnson faces a crisis—but he isn’t finished He may have lost a battle last Saturday, but he hasn’t lost the war

Queen’s speech is a preview of a repressive Tory election manifesto

Queen’s speech is a preview of a repressive Tory election manifesto The queen’s speech on Monday won’t lead to many, if any, new laws.

Pressure to reach Brexit deal adds to huge crisis for Boris Johnson

Pressure to reach Brexit deal adds to huge crisis for Boris Johnson Boris Johnson this week faces one of the biggest crises of his ­government.

Austerity, Brexit chaos and political failure - a warning of how the right can win

Austerity, Brexit chaos and political failure - a warning of how the right can win Sadie Robinson reports from Doncaster and Barnsley on how bitter frustration at years of austerity and political failure have created the conditions for the right to benefit—but anger could also be pulled to the left

Corruption, harassment and Brexit pile strain on Boris Johnson

Corruption, harassment and Brexit pile strain on Boris Johnson Boris Johnson began his first Tory party conference as prime minister facing allegations of ­sexual harassment and ­corruption—and a looming Brexit deadline.

Thousands protest in Manchester as Tory party conference begins

Thousands protest in Manchester as Tory party conference begins Chants of, “Stop Boris!” rang out in Manchester on Sunday as up to 5,000 people marched against the Tories, who were gathering for their party conference.

Political chaos in Britain after court judgement - drive the Tories out now

24 September 2019
The Tories have to be driven out—now.

Boris Johnson’s ‘friend’ given £126,000 of our cash

24 September 2019
Prime minister Boris Johnson’s friendship with a US entrepreneur who was granted £126,000 in public money during his time as London mayor is a damaging scandal.

Cuts kill—pensioners died because of systemic health failings

18 September 2019
Inquests into the deaths of three pensioners in East Sussex have uncovered failings linked to a pressure on resources.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit balance deepens division among Tories

17 September 2019
Johnson hopes he can deliver Brexit come what may on 31 October—and win back right wing votes. But he still has to appease the pro-EU big business, says? Tomáš Tengely-Evans

Politics is about a lot more than parliament

10 September 2019
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

10 September 2019
Boris Johnson slithered from the House of Commons early on Tuesday morning in the weakest position any prime minister has faced for decades.

Labour lets Tories cling on by failing to back an election

10 September 2019
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.

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

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.

More prisons won't help stop crime

13 August 2019
Boris Johnson said his billion pound boost for prisons would stop them becoming “factories for making bad people worse”.

‘National government’ wouldn’t protect us

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

Tory cuts fail children in local authorities’ care

13 August 2019
Around 50,000 children rely on care from councils whose services are inadequate, according to a study published last week.

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