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.
The horrific terror attack outside Westminster which left five dead and dozens injured was inspired by the reactionary Islamic State group. Being squeezed militarily in Iraq and Syria, they may seek to encourage more such attacks in Europe. Their aim is to destabilise society by creating an atmosphere of fear […]
By Casey Slevin Although I had always been interested in politics, I didn’t know much about Socialist Youth until I read an article on the abortion pill drone protest last summer their members participated in. I had always been an adamant supporter of the non-exclusive abortion rights throughout Ireland and […]
By Andrew Farley Beginning this month, 17 people will be on trial in the South, facing charges of false imprisonment for engaging in a sit-down protest. The verdict will have far-reaching implications for the right to protest and social activism in general, particularly if the defendants are found guilty. […]
The IRA campaign, the ‘peace process’ and the working class The death of Martin McGuinness has been marked by a genuine outpouring of grief in Catholic areas. His funeral became a celebration of a life of struggle and the tens of thousands who attended clearly agree with Gerry Adams that […]