Editorials

Daily editorials from the newspaper

Austerity and Universal Credit to continue!

TORY chancellor Philip Hammond made a climb down in his budget speech yesterday to Theresa May, but there was no climb down over continuing...

Greek Government Starts A Pogrom!

GREECE is currently having its books and the success of its austerity measures examined by the EU Troika, made up of the representatives...

Strike to support nurses and defend the NHS!

THE anger of nurses working in the National Health Service (NHS) at having a pay cut imposed upon them this year, by the government...

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...

EU law being used to slash wages and attack unions

THE wave of ‘wildcat strikes’ that are taking place in power stations and oil terminals throughout the UK have the full support of the...

Putin Moves To Reassure Western ‘Partners!’

WITH the shelling and bombing of eastern Ukraine still taking place, and with tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees in southern Russia, President Vladimir...

Kabul Taking The Place Of Saigon In The Pantheon Of US Imperialist Disasters

THE Taleban yesterday carried out another daring attack in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul, with gun and shellfire taking place near to...

Johnson using fear of revolution and civil war to drive through a deal...

Opposition parties met yesterday in the offices of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to cobble together an agreement to replace Boris Johnson...

State Of Palestine Now Within Reach!

ISRAEL, after 50 days of slaughter in which over 2,000 Palestinians were killed, many of them children, tens of thousands wounded and hundreds of...

The majority of Russians want the return of the USSR

THE LATEST poll of Russian people has revealed that the number who want a return of the USSR has set a new record. The Levada-Centre...

French revolution – spreading throughout Europe

FRANCE has been shaken for the past six months by an eruption of anger by the education trade unions and by student and school...

Landlords ban DSS tenants! End the housing crisis through putting an end to...

AT LEAST one in 10 landlords are ‘unlawfully’ advertising their flat for rent by saying that they do not accept tenants on housing benefit,...

‘Big Society’ a cover for destroying jobs and life-saving services!

TORY leader Cameron yesterday delivered his speech on the ‘Big Society’ but had a problem defining what he meant. He said: ‘You can call it...

Tory War On Teachers

THE Tory conference this week stepped up its vicious attack on teachers and their unions with education secretary Michael Gove treating them, as befits...

Action needed to stop them smashing the NHS

NHS England warned yesterday that by 2020-21 the gap between the NHS budget and rising costs could reach £30bn, meaning that when the current...

May’s Britain a hostile place for workers and youth – Now is the time...

DESTITUTION under May’s crippled Tory government is soaring to levels not seen since the Victorian times. The roll-out of Universal Credit has created...

TUC shocked that Tories break their promises!

THE TUC leadership reacted with shock when Theresa May made it quite clear that she had absolutely no intention of fulfilling her pledge to...

French Government Passes Pensions ‘Reforms’ Without A Vote!

THE French government has chosen the moment – when France, Europe and the world is obsessed by the coronavirus crisis – to launch a...

Revolutionary crisis shaking regimes all over Europe

GERMAN Chancellor Merkel and French President Sarkozy on Saturday decreed that the preservation of the euro required a 70bn euro currency reserve fund and...

Ukraine faces more savage austerity and cuts to qualify for IMF ‘aid’!

UKRAINE’S central bank has sharply raised interest rates from 19.5% to 30% in an effort to curb inflation and prop up its beleaguered currency...

Bush arrives in Middle East for war talks

US President George W Bush said he saw a new opportunity for peace in the Holy Land as he arrived in Israel on Wednesday...

Ex-Defence Minister Fox Demands A Class War Against Workers And Their Trade Unions!

THE coalition’s ex-Defence Secretary, Fox, put forward his demands for the Tory-led coalition’s March 21 crisis budget yesterday in the Financial Times. It was a...

Demoralised Tory leaders are demanding a national government

THE prospects for the 2015 May 7 general election – taking place after more than five years of savage austerity measures that have...

From Low Wage To No Wage Economy – Tories Plan Chain Gangs For Youth

CRISPIN Blunt, the justice minister, announced yesterday that instructions were being issued to the courts to the effect that unemployed offenders sentenced to the...

Hands Off Syria – To ‘End The Cruelty And Carnage’

THE heads of five major UN agencies have issued a joint appeal to the international community, a code phrase for the imperialist...

Blair looks to the ‘Axis of Evil’ for rescue

THE killing of four British soldiers in Basra on Sunday with at least three seriously injured, and the killing of six US soldiers in...

Labour holds seat – Tories just beat BNP and are as popular as swine...

THE working class saw the Tories, and the Scottish Tories of the SNP, off in Thursday’s by-election in Glasgow North East. On...

Imperialism Playing With Syrian Fire

SYRIA’S Ba’athist leader Bashar al-Assad has warned that Western action against his country will cause an ‘earthquake’ that will ‘burn the whole region’, and...
Members of the CGT, France’s largest trade union federation, arrive at Place d’Italie at the end of Tuesday’s demonstration

Blair threatens to ‘close the book’ on the north

THE British and Irish premiers yesterday outlined their plan to restore direct rule from Westminster, via Dublin, if the Paisleyite DUP does not agree...

All out on November 4th – UK must apologise for Balfour Declaration – UK...

PALESTINIAN Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said yesterday that Palestine is still waiting for the US Administration to submit its ideas and plan for achieving...

Panicky Putin seeks to ward off workers uprising

PRIME Minister Vladimir Putin is currently acting like a frantic one man fire brigade seeking to hose down the growing anger of the Russian...

Answer 30% savage cuts with a general strike!

YESTERDAY the Tory chancellor, George Osborne, proudly announced that four government departments have agreed to make cuts in their budgets of 8% a year...

Unelected Prince Charles sees cabinet papers before elected ministers!

ON 30 January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall as a man of blood, and an enemy of...

If one guard is sacked the TUC must call the whole working class out!

THE STRIKE of the Southern guards, which begins on Tuesday, is a pivotal struggle for the entire working class. What is under threat is...

Wealth redistribution in UK requires socialist revolution

UK child poverty levels are double those of 1979, after 27 years of the Thatcher, Major and Blair, Tory and Labour governments, while Brown...

Simpson-Woodley and Lord Digby Jones are marching for a government subsidised two day week

WHILE workers today are marching in Birmingham to defend their jobs, their leaders are marching along with Lord Digby Jones, the Tory ex-CBI chief...

Unite must hit back and defend its members, with full TUC support

THE petrochemical plant at the giant Grangemouth complex in central Scotland is to close with the loss of over 800 jobs, owner Ineos announced...

French youth rise up over death of 24 year-old after police attack music festival

THE GOVERNMENT of French president Emmanuel Macron went into a full blown crisis this week with riots in Nantes on Saturday where thousands of...

Libyan Land War Looms!

FIRST of all they embraced Gadaffi like a long lost brother in 2004, just one year after the mass slaughter in Iraq. The...

‘The war against terror’ – a war that cannot be won!

IT’S official. The western imperialist states are engaged in a ‘war against terror’, which they have been waging since the Bush-Blair axis was formed...

African workers must unite for socialist revolution

THE violence against foreigners accused of taking jobs and working as cheap labour that has swept the South African townships has its source in...

You must accept capitalism and its cuts orders Johnson

YESTERDAY, Alan Johnson, the ex-CWU postal workers leader, warned the trade unions that they must accept the capitalist crisis, and as slaves of capital...

Imperialists keep out of Zimbabwe! Forward to a workers and small farmers government

THE MUGABE regime has been beaten in the polls by the trade union backed Movement for Democratic Change and is now considering its options...

Tensions rise in the Baltics and the Balkans!

LAST WEEK the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice visited Moscow to meet with the Russian president Vladimir Putin. She insisted that although Russia...

Greek working class delivers blow to EU capitalism

THE victory of Syriza in the Greek election represents a huge blow by the Greek working class against European capitalism. Syriza, the coalition of the...