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8 March 2017
Ford workers' warnings of a rundown of the Bridgend plant have unfortunately proved correct. Ford has leaked documents indicating the rundown of the plant over the next four years. The document projects the loss of 1,160 workers.
1 February 2017
Article 50 bill heading to parliament: Six months on from the referendum and Brexit remains a nightmare for the capitalist establishment in Britain, from which they can find no escape
11 January 2017
After gloating about the decline in strikes to record levels in 2015, just months later, the right-wing Tory press is frothing at the mouth as workers take action on the tube, railways and at airports.
9 December 2016
Tata Steel and steel union leaders have announced an agreement. However, it comes with a poisonous sting in the tail.
7 December 2016
"A tsunami of opposition to the establishment has travelled the world." This description was used by a BBC presenter after the referendum result in Italy on 4 December that forced out their prime minister, Renzi.
30 November 2016
Editorial of the Socialist: Tory Chancellor Phillip Hammond's Autumn Statement estimated the cost of the Brexit vote at £59 billion - to come out of the pockets of working-class people.
9 November 2016
The decision of the High Court that the government must allow Parliament a say in the issue of Brexit is a bombshell with wide, and perhaps even unforeseen, effects. It could lead to a general election next year which in turn will widen even further the endemic splits within the Tory Party. As shown by the resignation of Tory MP Stephen Phillips over the government's handling of Brexit and of Zac Goldsmith over the third runway at Heathrow, these splits are already of Grand Canyon proportions!
2 November 2016
An opportunity now exists to build a mass party that offers an alternative to endless austerity, on the basis of socialist policies. This would be a major step forward
19 October 2016
Sixty years ago Egyptian president Colonel Nasser's proclamation of the nationalisation of the Suez Canal was an electrifying rallying call for the country's working class and poor and throughout the Middle East
31 August 2016
Many will have sighed in disappointment and exasperation to see #LabourPurge2 trending on Twitter as ballot papers were sent out for the Labour leadership election.
24 August 2016
Sick of getting into work feeling like a two-day-old used face wipe? Well soon you will have to pay an extra 1.9% for the privilege. Regulated rail fares will rise again next year in line with this year's 'RPI' inflation figures.
23 August 2016
It is no accident that as ballot papers were sent out in the Labour leadership contest, London mayor Sadiq Khan chose this moment to attack Jeremy Corbyn
13 July 2016
Being a member of the Socialist Party has not only enabled me to find my political voice but also to understand politics on a class basis, giving me confidence to fight for issues I believe in and I feel more empowered than I did before.
29 June 2016
This year's Unison national delegate conference marked a major turning point in the union. On its final day the conference was rocked by the Brexit result and subsequent resignation of Cameron. Many delegates entering the conference on 24 June were either jubilant or confused, but that mood was not matched by the right-wing leadership of Unison.
16 June 2016
A Brexit vote, and Cameron's subsequent resignation, would lift the confidence of many workers who would rightly feel they had landed a serious blow on the opposition. At the same time it would be a serious defeat for the capitalist class.
15 June 2016
Taste for socialism at union's 2016 conference: GMB congress passed key motions on no-cuts budgets and steel, but unfortunately backed Trident renewal and the EU Remain campaign.
15 June 2016
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Student loan sharks; BHS workers face scrapheap; Tesco sells restaurants.
1 June 2016
Culture secretary John Whittingdale recently published the government's White Paper plans on the future funding and governance of the BBC. Ken Smith explains what lies behind the changes and why they must be fought.
18 May 2016
Cameron can't rely on Tory voters alone to win the EU referendum. Only 24% of the electorate backed his party in the general election and most of them aren't in favour of staying in the EU.
27 April 2016
Together we can defeat them! We are in a war against this Tory austerity government. The first task in a war is to assess the strength on both sides. On any account the Tories are weak - elected by less than one in four eligible voters.
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