Politics & Economics

What’s behind the recent bank collapses?

Silicon Valley, Signature, Credit Suisse, the first of many?

Peter Main  ·  28 March 2023

Windsor Frameworks leaves Stormont in limbo

UK-EU deal sidelines reveals decorative nature of Northern Ireland Assembly

Bernie McAdam  ·  28 March 2023

Childcare reforms attack unemployed, disabled and single mothers

The devil is in the detail.

Millie Collins  ·  28 March 2023

Iraq 20 years on: lessons in how not to stop a war

Why did the biggest protests in British history fail?

Dave Stockton  ·  27 March 2023

Far right target migrants and oppressed

By Dave Stockton FAR RIGHT populist and fascist groups are mounting a widespread offensive across the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, using anti-immigrant racism and anti-trans bigotry as their calling cards. The decision of governments to admit Ukrainian refugees while at the same time, in Britain’s case at least, demonising those who cross […]

Rob Schofield  ·  21 March 2023

Why Shamima Begum must return

By Alex Rutherford SHAMIMA BEGUM has lost her latest appeal to regain British citizenship after this was stripped from her on supposed ‘national security grounds’ after she travelled to Syria to join ISIL in 2015, when she was just 15 years old. She is now being held at the al-Roj detention camp in north-east Syria. […]

Rob Schofield  ·  21 March 2023

Labour Party: unions and members must fight back 

By R Banks Keir Starmer claims that banning Jeremy Corbyn from standing as a Labour Party candidate, was ‘an important moment in the history of the Labour Party’ and represented ‘giving it back to the British people’. Giving it back to British imperialism more like. He added ‘it will never again be brought to its […]

Rob Schofield  ·  09 March 2023

‘What NHS crisis’ says government as it pushes private sector

By Andy Yorke WINTER IS here and along with it the deepest NHS crisis yet. Despite the respite from covid in 2022, waiting lists hit an all-time record of 7.2 million in December, with up to 500 excess deaths a week as a result of delays. A record number of patients waited over 12 hours […]

Andy Yorke  ·  07 February 2023

Starmer v Sunak

By Alex Rutherford WITH A new winter of discontent, rising prices, a growing strike wave and scandals ranging from tax penalties to kidnapped child refugees, it is no wonder that many commentators are predicting that Rishi Sunak’s career as Prime Minister may be a short one. From the perspective of the working class, the shorter […]

Alex Rutherford  ·  07 February 2023

End neglect and abuse of asylum seekers

By R. Banks THE GOVERNMENT’S mistreatment of asylum seekers has come into public focus in recent weeks through a series of scandals, highlighting serious safeguarding failures and violations of basic human rights. It began with the Manston processing centre, a former military base in Kent. The site was intended to process 1,000 to 1,600 people […]

George Banks  ·  07 February 2023

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