At the end of April, the biggest political trial in Ireland for a generation began with seven activists facing charges of false imprisonment for taking part in a sit-down protest and slow march. Should there be a guilty verdict, the defendants face a maximum sentence of ten years and it will set a dangerous precedent for the future of protest and social movements.
“Fantasy land”, “delusional”, “insane”, exclaimed Britain’s billionaire-owned press, united in opposition to Labour’s leaked draft election manifesto, its most radical in decades. “Corbyn and his Marxist mob wish to deliver their 1970s glory days”, stated the Sun.
Unlike any general election in decades, this election will offer a clear choice for workers in Britain, between the brutality of the Tories – whose Prime Minister has tried to justify nurses being forced to go to food banks – and a Labour leader who has said that “I don’t play by their rules. And if a Labour government is elected on 8th June, then we won’t play by their rules either.
Mobilise to fight for socialist change Jeremy Corbyn has launched his manifesto by declaring Labour is the “party for the many” while the Tories are the “party of the rich”. The leaking of Labour’s draft manifesto broke through the right-wing media’s relentless assaults on Corbyn, and brought the policies into […]
Far from being a strong government, May fears that, given the Tories’ wafer-thin majority in parliament, she could be overwhelmed by forced u-turns. In the first year of the government alone there were eleven, now – in order to try to prevent more – May has made the biggest u-turn yet. Having pledged not to call a snap election she has gone ahead and done so. This shows how capitalist politicians change the rules whenever it suits them.