Keir Starmer and Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper are desperate not to be viewed as ‘soft on migrants’.
UK-EU deal sidelines reveals decorative nature of Northern Ireland Assembly
Assumptions that damage to the UK economy was inevitable have now been backed up with concrete evidence.
By Dave Stockton THE CONFEDERATION of British Industries (CBI), representing 190,000 companies, warned on 18 October that ‘acute’ labour shortages will spread across more and more industries, from construction and distribution to retail and healthcare. And this crisis could last as long as two years. Though hospitality trades have enjoyed a strong bounce-back, this sector […]
By Tim Nailsea BRITAIN’S ECONOMIC growth has almost stalled because of shortages of labour in parts of industry and of material inputs, due to disruptions in the supply chain, coupled with the effects of Brexit. GDP grew by 0.4% in August but is still 0.8% below where it was in February 2020, before the country […]
New environmental regulation prioritises the economy.
48-hour week under attack.
By KD Tait Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will be voted on by Parliament this week. With an 80-seat majority, the deal is certain to pass. It has already been unanimously backed by the remaining 27 EU member states. The campaign to leave the EU, based on the nationalist myth of reclaiming British ‘sovereignty’ was a […]
Statement by the Political Committee of Red Flag Whatever a narrow majority of the electorate imagined they would get when they voted to Leave the European Union, the strategists who planned Brexit knew exactly what they wanted. Nigel Farage’ s UKIP and the European Research Group with Jacob Rees Mogg, like their co-thinkers in the […]
Tim Nailsea reviews Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class by Paul Embery
Deal or no deal, the working class loses.
For a zero-covid strategy.
Labour abstains on bill that decriminalises torture.
What happened to the "oven ready" Brexit?
AS JOHNSON’S Tory government consolidates its base with firm promises to leave the E.U. by next month, it is also setting out a social programme which will significantly roll back basic political freedoms. The Queen’s speech, delivered last month, affirms the government’s commitment to a series of authoritarian policies that featured in its election manifesto, […]
What is the working class in Britain? That is a pretty big topic to cover, fraught with all kinds of debate and controversies. Of course the Marxist left talks about the working class all the time because we see it as an agent of revolutionary change, a class with the potential to reshape the world along democratic and collective lines, away from capitalist exploitation and market based competition
The Brexit campaign has been directly responsible for a huge spike in national chauvinism and racist violence. To deny or minimise this, as some on the left do, is to completely ignore the impact of reactionary arguments like “needing to take control of our borders”, “stopping free movement from the EU” and “restoring national sovereignty” that have dominated the Brexit agenda. There is no progressive dynamic here but a reactionary harking back to Britain’s imperial past and accepting the myth that migrants are to blame for economic woes.
As we go to press, the Punch and Judy show of Boris Johnson’s Brexit negotiations is moving into its final act with exchanges of a “Oh yes we will! – Oh no you won’t” type flying between London and Brussels. Certainly on neither side is this real negotiation: just an attempt to shift the blame […]
In this excerpt from our new European Action Programme we argue that there is no national solution to the crisis since all major questions require transformation of the whole continent.
The ‘deal’ agreed between the leader’s office and the trade unions is another stitch-up organised behind the backs of members, who should reject this unworkable policy
In this excerpt from our new European Action Programme we argue that there is no national solution to the crisis since all major questions require transformation of the whole continent