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Anti-semitism, Salisbury, Syria – Blairites continue proxy war against Corbyn

Anti-semitism, Salisbury, Syria – Blairites continue proxy war against Corbyn

The Tory government is hanging on by the finger nails. They are weak, divided on Brexit and bouncing from crisis to crisis. The latest blow saw Amber Rudd forced to step down as Home Secretary in the wake of the Windrush scandal, which saw British Afro-Caribbean people who came to the UK decades ago as children denied benefits and services and even threatened with deportation.

Windrush: Rudd resigns, May and Tories must go

Windrush: Rudd resigns, May and Tories must go

Amber Rudd made an “inadvertent” mistake. That was the ludicrous claim made by the outgoing home secretary in her resignation letter. Families have been pulled apart and cancer patients denied treatment. People have lost homes and jobs. They have had their lives turned upside down and thrown into chaos. All the while, the Home Office has sought to turn the screws, with targets for both increasing and fast-tracking deportations.

100th anniversary of general strike that defeated conscription

100th anniversary of general strike that defeated conscription

April 2018 marks the one hundredth anniversary of a historic general strike in Ireland. Cillian Gillespie looks at the events of this strike and the revolutionary potential that existed in this movement to unite workers, north and south of the island.

Britain: Russia, spies and nerve agents

Britain: Russia, spies and nerve agents

Jeremy Corbyn is broadly right and his pro-capitalist critics both within the Tory government and their Labour fifth column in the Parliamentary Labour Party are wrong and lying in their responses to the recent use of nerve agents in Britain.

Gorbachev: Accidental architect of world change

Gorbachev: Accidental architect of world change

Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Union’s last leader, left a truly historical legacy. Aiming to reform bureaucratic rule he helped unleash forces that led to the complete collapse of Stalinism in Russia and eastern Europe. That then fed capitalist globalisation, opening up new markets and cheap labour – and a worldwide propaganda offensive against socialism.

15 years since the invasion of Iraq: what we said

15 years since the invasion of Iraq: what we said

Here we reproduce word-for-word the editorial from the issue of the Socialist (England & Wales) printed on 28 March 2003, the issue of our weekly paper that came out directly after US and UK troops were sent into Iraq. Obviously the Socialist Party could not peer into the future but as you can see we sought to arm our readers with both a perspective of how the processes might develop and with a programme for action to fight to end war.