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Labour should back case for democratic r...

Labour should back case for democratic revolution

By Corinna Lotz The blame game following Labour’s election defeat is destructive. Seeing Labour MPs using the mainstream media to make poisonous attacks on Corbyn is an ugly spectacle. Defeat was not about one or two people but about a long legacy of neglect and economic downturn. Nor was the outcome simply down to working […]

How Labour can defeat Johnson-Farage pow...

How Labour can defeat Johnson-Farage power grab

A mass mobilisation is called for if we are to stop the Johnson-Farage axis from seizing power and creating a vicious anti-democratic, authoritarian regime. This is no ordinary general election. Rather, it is an extraordinary campaign of lies, fake news and slander aimed at Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell’s leadership of the Labour Party. Johnson, […]

How Labour can answer the far right’s at

How Labour can answer the far right’s attack on democracy

As Theresa May reaches out to Jeremy Corbyn in her efforts to solve the Brexit crisis in Parliament, it’s clear that the usual form of politics in the UK has ended. Brexit  is viewed by many people as an unnecessary and dangerous right-wing diversion from the big issues facing society as a whole. But this […]

In the midst of splits and political mel...

In the midst of splits and political meltdown, a way forward for Labour 

The resignation of eight Labour MPs and three Tories from their parties in order to form a reactionary “Independent” Group in the House of Commons is a clear indication that the present Parliamentary system is in the midst of a nervous breakdown. Holding the fractured system together looks like mission impossible. A strategy to renew […]

A decade after the crash, a fairer, kind...

A decade after the crash, a fairer, kinder capitalism is simply delusional

Ten years ago, the world economy ground to a halt in the wake of the biggest financial crash in the history of capitalism. The vastly overinflated atmospheric layer of global credit had burst. The banks and the entire financial system were in trouble, big trouble. Bear Stearns and Northern Rock led the collapse. Then on […]

Tories ignore global heatwave and give b...

Tories ignore global heatwave and give backing for fracking

In the midst of the global heatwave, energy minister Claire Perry’s approval of the first UK fracking licence under its new, more permissive regulatory regime reveals more of the real, corporate power behind the government. Approval for shale gas extraction company Cuadrilla to begin extraction in Lancashire has injected new energy into the opposition movement […]

After Carillion, what is the private sec...

After Carillion, what is the private sector for? Good question!

The collapse of Carillion, which made its money by sucking resources out of the public sector, begs the question: What use to society is the private sector of capitalism, when all is said and done? Hospital building, road and rail construction sites have halted. Emotions are stirring as the inevitable results of opening public services […]

How the 1% protect their wealth at our e...

How the 1% protect their wealth at our expense

Early in 2016 it was the Panama Papers, then, late in 2017, the Paradise Papers. These massive leaks of files, no doubt by whistleblowers sickened by their own actions, blew huge holes in the web of secrecy surrounding the offshore economy that protects the accumulating wealth of the super-rich and the giant corporations. Between the […]