Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Conservative victory at the 2019 general election was a negative blow in the battle to save our planet from the effects of global warming and climate change. Given the urgency of the issue activists cannot afford to give up. We can learn from other successful grassroots campaigns in the past in winning commitment and forcing action
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
The Socialist Correspondent Conference - Capitalism in Turmoil - how can the left make progress? - will be held on Saturday 9th November.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
The Brexit crisis has come to a head with Prime Minister Johnson's confrontational tactics, which have served to unite the Remainer majority in Parliament. It is now intent on stopping a No Deal Brexit. Johnson has turned on his own MPs who dare to dissent, expelling recent former ministers and Tory grandees. A general election is now inevitable, but Labour would find one fought solely on Brexit difficult as it has shifted further in the direction of Remain, but still needs the support of Leave voters. It will need once again to focus on policies beyond Brexit, unifying people round an anti-austerity platform and its positive vision for Britain.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
To combat the climate crisis we need state intervention and planning. this is an opportunity for the left to argue for collective solutions to the planet's problems. Change must not be at the expense of individuals and the working class. Labour's Green Industrial Revolution policies, with their focus on climate justice, can unify all those who are interested in and affected by climate change, creating a broad movement.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Many argue that "another Europe is possible", that the EU can be reformed. However, its structures and logic make that impossible. Neo-liberal capitalism is built into its treaties and the democratic mechanisms effectively do not exist to change that.
Friday, October 4, 2019
Dominic Cummings is Boris Johnson's most influential adviser and architect of his high stakes confrontational strategy, taking on his own party and its MPs, the Remain opposition and the EU. What are his background and beliefs?
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Through anti-working class legislation, inequality in access to the law and conspiracies of the corrupt, the rich and the powerful, working class people are denied justice. Through long, hard battles some have succeed in getting to the truth behind state cover-ups. Some battles continue. Grenfell, Orgreave, Hillsborough, Bloody Sunday are a few examples in a very long list.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Austerity is taking its toll with life expectancy in Britain beginning to decline. We have come to expect that the lives of the next generation will be better than those of the one before, however, inequality and poverty are for the first time rolling back people's life chances.