Monday, June 17, 2019
The English local elections of May 2019 were a disaster for the Tories who lost a net 1,269 seats. Their collapse let in the Lib Dems who did not add massive numbers of votes. Their modest gains and the Tories collapse accounted for much of their progress. This shows that their success was not evidence of a major shift towards pro-EU sentiment. Labour made gains and losses but its biggest losses were in Leave voting areas. In a complicated situation Labour did well to hold its support base together.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Dundee is a tale of two cities - the PR image and the realities of working class life and impoverished communities. Loss of industry and cuts to local services continue to lead to job losses, however trade unions and the Labour Party are fighting back.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Despite what the media would have us believe, those attacking the Labour leadership over alleged anti-Semitism within the Party do not speak for all Jews in Britain.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Half of all council tax receipts now go on PFI interest payments. How did we get to the situation where working class people and impoverished communities are pouring money into the pockets of big companies?
Saturday, June 8, 2019
From post war ideals of planning towns and land use to benefit people recent years have seen the balance divisively shift in favour of private developers. Nevertheless the Town and Country Planning Association has set out ambitious and radical proposals to reverse this trend and create places of beauty and opportunity for people to live in.
Friday, June 7, 2019
The Red Paper Collective publication, Time for a Radical Scottish Parliament and MSP Neil Findlay's book Socialism and Hope survey the political scene in Scotland and suggest ways forward for the left and the Scottish people.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
The Tories and the media are consumed with the unfolding Brexit crisis. However, beyond that they are still the party of the wealthy, wreaking destruction in every area of our public services, in peoples' lives and in the economy.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
The Tories handling of Brexit has been monumentally incompetent and the powers that be are still attempting to reverse the Leave vote. But they face big challenges as they do not wish to be seen to be completely undemocratic. Hence the reason for promoting a second referendum. Yet all that hangs in the balance, with no guarantee of the outcome of such a vote.