Editorials

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Food prices surge will drive revolution!

GLOBAL food prices rose sharply in July. The wild swings in weather conditions are responsible says the UN food and agricultural body. The July...

Assad warns of new war danger in the Middle East

SYRIAN President Bashar al-Assad warned yesterday that the Israeli attack on the Gaza humanitarian aid flotilla in international waters, in which nine Turkish citizens...

It is the tyranny of the minority that must be ended through socialist...

THE ‘tyranny of the majority’ should not dictate exit from the EU, former Tory PM John Major said yesterday, in remarks that have sparked...

Tories to opt out of human rights

AT THE Tory Party conference yesterday, Theresa May and her defence secretary Michael Fallon jointly announced that in any future war British troops would...

UNISON condemns Blair for breaking NHS promise

UNISON Head of Health, Karen Jennings, has condemned Labour government plans to allow private treatment centres to poach NHS staff, breaking a Labour government...

Eurozone collapsing – forward to United Socialist States of Europe

This week sees yet another desperate round of talks between the two leaders of the eurozone, German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas...

Portuguese economic and political crisis reaches explosion point!

PORTUGAL’S borrowing costs have jumped to over 7%, meaning that it will shortly have to seek another IMF-EU bailout, by offering even more cuts...

German bourgeoisie demands bigger Greek cuts

THE crisis of the European Union sharpened yesterday when the German Finance Minister warned the Greek bourgeoisie that it would not get access to...

Osborne reveals new 10% cuts, while Duncan Smith volunteers to put welfare to the...

SEVEN departments of government, the Ministry of Justice, Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Energy and Climate Change, HM Treasury, the Cabinet...

TUC And Right Wing Labour Are Supporting Driving Workers Back To Work!

PM JOHNSON’S drive to return workers to work, despite the coronavirus epidemic, announced in Parliament on Monday at 3.00pm has met with a split...

Work till you drop! – Capitalism’s programme for the elderly

CAPITALISM is truly on the rocks! Unemployment is already heading for three million, of which the majority of the unemployed will be aged between 16...

Trade unions must take strike action to stop BBC terror campaign against the elderly

THE BBC has announced that it intends to send squads to the homes of over-75s to make sure that they pay their TV licence...

Capitalism in deflationary crisis

THE bosses organisation, the CBI, yesterday unveiled a report entitled ‘Better Off Britain’ which it claimed offered a radical blueprint to raise living standards...

McDonnell rejects socialist policies of mass nationalisation of industry in favour of a deal...

LAST Thursday, Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell outlined Labour’s economic policy for the general election which amounted to piling even more debt on the...

Cruddas scandal – ruling class split over Cameron leadership

The resignation by the chief Tory fundraiser and party co-treasurer, Peter Cruddas, late on Saturday gave one more glimpse into the corruption that lies...

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...

Miliband Praises Attlee But Plans To Bury The Welfare State

MlLIBAND, Balls and co are like circus performers on the highest of high wires, being buffeted by a huge economic gale that is pauperising...

Answer Cameron’s war on two fronts with a General Strike

DAVID Cameron’s speech outlining his ‘five-year plan to fight extremism’ was in reality an outline of the Tory government’s war plans for both the...

Labour blindfolds itself so as not to see the developing capitalist crisis!

THE Labour Party manifesto launched on Tuesday contained a number of slight but significant changes from the draft leaked to the press last week. On...

Cameron crushed and out – now kick out the rest!

THE working class has delivered a crushing blow not just to Tory leaders Cameron and his chancellor Osborne but to the bankers and capitalists...

Lagarde says Greek euro exit will ‘probably’ not mean end of euro

THE head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, admitted on Thursday that she could not ‘preclude’ Greece being forced out of the eurozone. This...

Tuc C0Ngress Must Give Corbyn And Palestine 100% Backing!

YESTERDAY’S editorial of the bosses’ and bankers’ Sunday Telegraph gave its marching orders to Labour’s right wing and fake lefts, saying of Labour leader...

Greek vote provokes revolutionary crisis

YESTERDAY''S Greek presidential vote heralds the start of a fresh eurozone crisis that threatens to bring down the Eurozone and with it the whole...

Smash the Gate Gourmet ‘Gangster Capitalists’

THIS Sunday locked out Gate Gourmet workers will be marching through Southall determined to win their jobs back after a bosses’ coup last...

Lebanese Reject The Draft UN Resolution

THE Lebanese government yesterday rejected the UN draft resolution on the Lebanon. The Speaker of the Lebanese Chamber of Deputies, Nabih Birri, said that it...

‘Treason’ law threat is to the whole working class

SCOTLAND YARD and the Crown Prosecution Service are meeting to discuss bringing charges against three men under the Treason Act, for which the death...

Second Unite ‘Pause For Peace’ Equals Surrender Attempt!

THE Unite trade union leaders have declared their second ‘Pause for Peace’ in less than a week, in two fiercely fought industrial disputes –...

Defend living standards! Nationalise the oil and gas companies!

JUST a few months ago the UNISON leadership accepted the government’s below inflation wage cutting deal over three years. Now the union has had...

Youth reject a life in debt!

AFTER almost 10 years of a Labour government under Prime Minister Blair, young people who get jobs after leaving university find they end up...

Trade Unions Must Take Action Alongside The Junior Doctors!

TODAY’S strike by junior doctors has the support of 100% of workers across the country. They are not fooled by all the Tory propaganda that...

Time To Put Demoralised Capitalism Out Of Its Misery With A Socialist Revolution!

‘THOSE of us in the economic realm must navigate blindly through the fog. We face a plausible spectrum ranging from V-shaped relief to L-shaped...

Greek crisis sharpens – the working class must take the power!

AHEAD of today’s summit of the European Union the Greek transport minister issued an open threat that unless striking transport workers returned to work...

US capitalism in crisis – war at home and abroad is its only way...

US CAPITALISM, the most powerful in the world, is teetering on the brink of collapse under a tidal wave of debt. This dire warning was...

Tories & Labour are punished in council elections for refusing to carry out Brexit!

BOTH the Tories and Labour suffered huge defeats in the council elections yesterday for their cowardly refusal to implement the 2016 EU referendum result. Polls...

Blair the leader of the Party of Order

PRIME Minister Blair held a meeting of his Cabinet yesterday morning and, true to form, the Cabinet, filled with his lackeys, found that he...

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...

Oil War Looms In The Caucasus!

RUSSIA is recalling its ambassador to Tbilisi after Wednesday’s provocative arrests of four Russian officers on spying charges, and is beginning a partial evacuation...

Force the TUC to call general strike to bring down Tories!

THE working class is being left with no alternative by the government than to take general strike action to prevent all of its gains...

Tories planning to close hundreds of schools

HUNDREDS of state-run schools in England are facing closure as a direct result of the Tory-led coalition’s war against free state education, it emerged...

Israeli withdrawal from Gaza a victory for Hamas and for the workers of the...

ISRAEL on Tuesday completed the withdrawal of its troops from Gaza, as a 72-hour humanitarian truce took effect, and made preparations to take part...

Bush Bail Out Plan Attacked By The Working Class And By The Republican Right

REPUBLICAN representatives walked out of the crisis talks with President Bush on Thursday night, denouncing him as a socialist for launching his $700 bn...

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...

TUC must boycott Israel!

IT is a disgrace that at this week’s TUC Congress there are no resolutions on the Middle East and Afghanistan where over...

TUC leader O’Grady makes PM May a unity offer!

IN a lecture to the London School of Economics (LSE) on Tuesday TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady made a ‘national government’ call to the...

Victory to Gate Gourmet locked-out workers

TEXAS PACIFIC and its Gate Gourmet protege are not renowned for making apologies. In fact the opposite is the case. They are renowned for...