Britain

Scandal of police attempt to denigrate Lawrence family

Leaders of Youth Against Racism in Europe (YRE) call for genuinely independent enquiry The news that an undercover police officer was tasked with trying to find out any information that could discredit Stephen Lawrence’s family is terrible and shocking, but unfortunately not surprising. Last year’s revelations of police attempts to […]

Statement on Woolwich killing

No to terrorism! No to racism! No to war! Greenwich Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales), London The unprovoked, barbaric and vicious murder of an unarmed soldier in Woolwich yesterday is a horrific event which must have been profoundly traumatic for the people who witnessed it, and, of course, an […]

Capitalist parties rejected: Time for a new mass workers’ party

The results of the county council election on 2 May marked a new low for all three major parties in Britain. For the first time ever not one of them got 30% or more of the vote, Labour scored 29%, the Tories 25% and the Liberal Democrats a dismal 14%. […]

Scottish Anti-Bedroom Tax Federation launched

By Nicola Crawford and Jim McFarlane Saturday 27th April saw over 250 delegates and visitors from across the length and breadth of Scotland attend the conference to found the ‘All Scottish Anti Bedroom Tax Federation’. Delegates represented 70 local anti-bedroom tax campaigns. Also sending delegates were four trade union branches […]

Labour shows no opposition to austerity

By Daniel Waldron, Labour must abandon “austerity-lite” policies and put forward a radical, left-wing alternative or face electoral disaster – that’s the message from Len McCluskey, General Secretary of Unite, the largest union in Britain and Ireland. Most significantly, he has said that Unite and other unions will have to […]

Thatcher’s brutal anti-working class legacy

Reacting to the death of Margaret Thatcher, Daniel Waldron – a spokesperson for the Socialist Party – said: “Socialists won’t be shedding a tear for Margaret Thatcher today. We are still paying the price for her neo-liberal policies, which sewed the seeds of the economic crisis being foisted on the […]

Scrap the bedroom tax

Cap rents not benefits Cap rents not benefits – mansions and tower blocks – millionaires taxes get cut, bedroom tax imposed On 1 April David Cameron’s government of the rich will unveil their vicious ‘bedroom tax’. Council house and housing association (HA) tenants over 21 and under pension age who […]

Tories lies on wages exposed

According to new research published by the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) more than £50 billion has been lost from the economy in reduced wages. This staggering figure gives a new outlook on the recent trend in the official unemployment figures in Britain. While the economy contracted in the […]