Author: Socialist Party

Labour leadership race: mobilise to defend socialist policiesy

Labour’s 2019 election result is a setback but not the apocalyptical catastrophe the media paint it as. The Labour vote exceeded that obtained by Blair in 2005 and Brown in 2010. Many of the newly elected Tory MPs have very slender majorities which could easily be overturned, if a combative, mobilising, socialist strategy is adopted.

Housing crisis: We need mass investment in social housing!

Under capitalism, this neglect of working-class needs should not be surprising. The fact is that, while the housing crisis has an enormous human cost, it is extremely profitable for the rich landlords and speculators.

New Decade, Same Approach

Almost exactly three years after its collapse in the wake of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal, the Northern Ireland Assembly reconvened on Saturday 11th January and elected a new Executive. This followed an agreement between the DUP, Sinn Féin and the British and Irish governments, entitled ‘New Decade, New Approach’.

Mass struggle can defeat the Tories

by Thomas Carmichael The victory of Boris Johnson in the December general election, and his return to government with a strong majority in the Commons, represents a threat to democracy, workers’ rights and the welfare state that is unprecedented in Britain since perhaps the days of Margaret Thatcher. In only […]

Cyprus rape case outrage: Stop the victim blaming

We support and call for mass protests against this injustice and call for the workers’ movement internationally to take up this issue – organising to defend all victims of sexual violence. Ultimately this means demanding an end to the capitalist system which leans on and perpetuates women’s oppression.

Iran: Trump brings region closer to war

The headline and editorial in the Lebanese pro-Hezbollah newspaper “Al-Akhbar” on Friday read: “The martyrdom of Soleimani: It is war!” This is just one of the first angry reactions to the overnight US drone attack on the convoy leaving Baghdad International airport that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and at least six others, including several militia commanders who had been involved in the battle against ISIS. The shock waves quickly spread around the world – the price of oil jumped by 4% and the US equity market came under pressure as speculators sought ‘safe havens’ for their money. The terms ‘Third world war’ and ‘Franz Ferdinand’ trended on twitter.