Editorials

Daily editorials from the newspaper

TUC must call a general strike to defend national agreements and stop NHS...

THE NHS trade unions have split with Unison and the RCN voting at the national NHS Staff Council on Tuesday, to support changes that...

Bankrupt capitalism deserves to perish

THE major British banks want to be able to use a ‘wider range’ of collateral, meaning their very dodgy mortgage portfolios, for the billions...

Withdraw British troops from Afghanistan now!

BRITAIN’S Foreign Secretary David Miliband told NATO imperialist military chiefs in Brussels yesterday that the strategy in Afghanistan must be geared to ‘an inclusive...

Call a national postal strike and bring out all the public sector

ROYAL Mail chairman Allan Leighton reiterated yesterday that the organisation cannot afford to improve its 2.5 per cent pay offer, despite staff voting 77...

While NHS workers demand action, Prentis and Barber stay on their knees

YESTERDAY thousands of NHS workers took part in the ‘NHS Together’ Lobby of Parliament to demand an end to NHS privatisation. The lobbying...

Rates kept down – but inflationary leap and collapse ahead!

INTEREST rates were kept down at one per cent in the EU and at 0.5 per cent in the UK yesterday. The European...

Eurozone meltdown!

THE European Central Bank (ECB) monthly policy meeting took place in Naples last Thursday under riot conditions. While Europe’s financial movers and shakers met in...

Tsipras organising Greek regime change!

AFTER a request by Prime Minister Tsipras, the Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos convened, Monday afternoon 6th of July, a meeting of the Political Leaders...

Cameron the assassin

WITH his announcement on Monday that he had personally authorised the killing by drone of two young British citizens in Syria, Cameron revealed himself...

From Thatcher to Blair and Cameron – a common determination to smash the Welfare...

THE just-released Thatcher papers confirm that the Tory leader had a very real hatred of the NHS and the Welfare State and, along with...

Labour manifesto – a recipe for selling off the NHS and the Welfare State!

THEY say that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, and Gordon Brown proved the point yesterday when he began his forward to...

Tories Greet NHS 70Th Annniversary With More NHS Cuts!

WHILE 70,000 NHS workers were marching through London on Saturday celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS, the Tory-appointed bosses of NHS England were...

Hundreds of Thousands Facing DLA Cuts

Yesterday saw the introduction of changes to the benefits available to the disabled that will leave hundreds of thousands facing cuts of between £20.55...

Tories Lash Out At Poor And Migrant Workers

PM Cameron was yesterday pledging ‘action on welfare’ to ensure, as he put it, that ‘work is always a better option’ – not by...

SOUTH AFRICA: Legacy of the revolution betrayed

THE fighting in Johannesburg and its surrounding black townships, over the past week – with more than 23 people being killed, pitched battles with...

Rates kept down – but inflationary leap and collapse ahead!

INTEREST rates were kept down at one per cent in the EU and at 0.5 per cent in the UK yesterday. The European...

Gaza war crimes exposed – unions must call worldwide boycott of Israel

ISRAELI soldiers at a military academy have exposed the essence of the cold-blooded and murderous nature of the recent Israeli army onslaught into the...

Sack Ian Blair and disband police death squads

YESTERDAY’S De Menezes family press conference gave its view of the Stockwell 2 document drawn up by the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission). ...

Ttip Is Dead Says German Economy Minister!

BLURTING out the truth, the German economy minister, Sigmar Gabriel, has pronounced the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a free trade deal long...

Corbyn, O’Grady and McCluskey are determined to prevent workers from getting rid of Cameron

YESTERDAY, under orders from Tory leader Cameron, most of the King’s horses and most of the King’s men of the major trade trade unions...

Forward to the Greek Socialist Revolution!

AFTER the failure of the major Greek political parties to form a government, Greece’s top Supreme Court judge, Vassiliki Thanou, has been appointed caretaker...

Axe the privateers – Defend NHS beds

THE BMA yesterday condemned the Reform report, ‘Fewer Hospitals, more competition’, stating in response to the Reform privatisation manifesto that ‘bed...

Ruling class full of fear as UK workers demand a break with the EU...

DESPITE the Queen’s plea for ‘reasonableness’ the knives are out for tomorrow’s House of Commons debate on the EU with rival amendments tabled to...

Russia wins Round One in the struggle for Central Asia

THE Russian government and armed forces have turned the tables on the imperialist powers and their surrogates who launched the vicious surprise attack on...
Polish migrant workers KAISA and MARTA with their translator WAL (left) and TGWU Regional organisor MICK CASHMAN at Wednesday’s briefing

US Forming New Military Alliance

US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice arrived in the Ukraine yesterday, and immediately interfered in Russia’s internal affairs, condemning Russian legislation that will restrict...

Coulson, Cameron tools of the Murdoch empire

THE resignation of Coulson yesterday as Prime Minister David Cameron’s Director of Communications, follows on, almost immediately, from the police being forced to re-open...

Obama Pledges To ‘Eliminate’ Threat Posed By Iran

YESTERDAY Hillary Clinton revealed that she will formally end her campaign for the White House on Saturday, and throw her full support behind her...

Black Friday mayhem in bankrupt UK

BLACK Friday came to the UK yesterday with scenes of chaos and mayhem in supermarkets up and down the country, scenes that came close...

Brown And King Split As British Capitalism Founders

PM Brown has reacted to the Bank of England chief’s public admonition that the next Budget must not plunge the UK into another flood...
Herts firefighters lobbying Downing Street  during a boycott of a Number 10 reception for ‘Buncefied heroes’

Brown Warns Against Labour ‘Extremists’

CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown yesterday did his best to hand back the political initiative to his politically battered and discredited Prime Minister Tony Blair. ...

Portuguese bailout accelerates EU disintegration

THURSDAY’S announcement that Portugal had finally been forced into asking for a massive 90 billion euro (£79 bn) bailout from the European Central Bank...

Obama, Biden look to Putin!

VICE-PRESIDENT BIDEN took the stage at the 45th Munich Security Conference on Saturday to spell out that the US understood that it now needed...

Call a general strike – build Councils of Action – forward to Socialism

THE Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said yesterday that the government should ban strikes by workers in essential services, adding that this...

Withdraw all British troops from Iraq and Afghanistan

THE fact that six RAF Harrier GR7 jets are to remain in Afghanistan to support the 4,000 British troops who are being assembled in...

Crisis-ridden US imperialism to stay in Afghanistan and send troops to Cameroon!

PRESIDENT Barack Obama has admitted defeat in Afghanistan and has decided to keep 5,500 US troops there when he leaves office in 2017, according...

After Iraq Debacle – Bush Plans To Attack Iran

THE US President, George W Bush said on Friday: ‘All options are on the table,’ adding that he had not ruled out the option...

Bosses threaten share crash if Tories are removed from office!

AS the hysterical Tory media begin to run out of scare stories about Labour Party leader Miliband, the essence of the situation is asserting...

Pompeo Pledges To Prevent Anti-Tory Regime Change In The UK By Smashing Corbyn Labour...

WITH THE Tories in what is being called an ‘existential crisis’ over breaking with the European Union, the British ruling class and its allies...

‘Perfidious Albion’ betrays Palestine again!

THE British ruling class has played a special role as far as Palestine in concerned. In the Balfour Declaration of 2 November 1917, the United...

Chagos Islanders are determined to return to their homes!

NEXT week the British government will be hauled kicking and screaming before judges at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague over...

Obama Heading For The Fiscal Cliff – US Workers Beware!

OBAMA’S re-election is a product of the refusal of US workers to allow an all-out robber baron of capitalism, Romney, to have control over...

Defend All Jobs And Services And Send The Bailiffs Packing!

HARD PRESSED councils facing the threat of bankruptcy at the hands of the Tory government, and facing the prospect of having government commissioners imposed...

Clarke staggers on as Tories hold back from resignation call

The ex-Home Secretary Blunkett was forced to resign after interfering to get his lover’s nanny special treatment from the passport office, and then seeking...

US, UK, Karzai Drive To Bribe The Taleban

ON the eve of the Afghan conference in London this week, UK and other Nato troops are to launch an offensive to take control...
Gate Gourmet locked-out worker PARMJIT bains addressing the conference

Huge $8.6bn loss at General Motors

GENERAL Motors (GM) bosses admitted on Thursday that their losses for 2005 were $8.6bn, their largest since 1992 when the board of directors was...