Editorials

Daily editorials from the newspaper

Don’t let them drive the trade unions out of politics

IT IS now becoming obvious that the furore over parliamentary expenses and their alleged misuse, involving at least one leading Tory MP, was just...

European workers moving inexorably to revolution

THE CALL for European-wide, co-ordinated strike action to defeat the EU ‘austerity’ measures made by the leader of the Greek TUC is a sure...

EU tears apart as Italy accuses France of provoking civil war in Libyan ‘power...

THOUSANDS of Libyans have been forced out of their homes as fighting rages in the capital Tripoli between the forces of the UN-recognised ‘Government...

Tories Vote To Keep Blair In Office!

IN Tuesday night’s vote in the House of Commons on the Blair government’s Education Bill, 67 Labour MPs voted against, wiping out the government’s...

Barbaric anti-homeless spikes scandal

THE picture showing one-inch-long metal spikes driven into the pavement in the doorway of a block of luxury flats in central London in order...

By Recognising The Golan Heights As Part Of Israel, Trump Is Opting For A...

ON MONDAY, US President Donald Trump signed a declaration that recognised Israeli ‘sovereignty’ over Syria’s Golan Heights. The strategically important Golan Heights are recognised in...

Save the NHS by bringing down the Tories and expropriating the bosses and the...

THE NHS is the greatest of the gains that the working class made in the period immediately after the Second World War. It was brought...

French Workers Force Macron Back – Now They Will Bring Him Down!

OH HOW the mighty have fallen! ‘Emperor Macron’, in the tradition of Napoleon III, has made no secret that he considers himself the master...

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...

‘Education not Emigration’ needs a socialist revolution in Ireland

IRISH government plans to increase university fees from 1,500 euros to 2,500 euros led to Wednesday’s 40,000 strong students march in Dublin, and to...

Workers and the trade unions must take action to bring down split Tories!

ON Friday 15th September 14 trade unions representing over a million nurses and NHS staff wrote to Tory Chancellor Hammond, to demand a 3.9%...

Free the Chagos Islands – Britain’s own Guantánamo Bay!

ON WEDNESDAY the General Assembly of the United Nations delivered a stunning vote which overwhelmingly condemned the continuing occupation of the Chagos Islands. By 116...

CAMERON ATTACKS THE SICK AND GPs OVER ‘SICK NOTE CULTURE’

AS FAR as this reactionary coalition government is concerned, anybody who is sick for more than four weeks in a year is probably engaging...

Smash Royal Mail privatisation!

THE arrogant Tories have announced that the sell-off of Royal Mail is to begin in just weeks. The announcement comes days after the ending of...

Workers Must Take Action To Permanently Prorogue Parliament And Bring In Socialism!

NEXT Tuesday the Supreme Court is to hear the government’s appeal against last Tuesday’s verdict of Scotland’s highest civil court that PM Johnson’s proroguing...

Coalition in crisis, bring it down

The disarray, confusion and splits within the Tory/LibDem coalition government were brought out sharply over Monday’s announcement by Tory chancellor, George Osborne, that he...

Times Rich List shows that austerity UK has become a paradise for the...

THE just-published Sunday Times rich list shows that in austerity-hit UK – where millions of workers have not had a rise in the ten...

Orgreave and Hillsborough cover-ups! Smash the capitalist state!

The call by the general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, Chris Kitchen, for the investigation into the police cover-up over the Hillsborough...

US Must Quit Iraq At Once! Says Ex-CIA Chief

THE US state is beginning to split over the war in Iraq, so severe is the pounding that US troops and the US leadership...

Syriza trying to carry on from where the former government left off!

SYRIZA policy going into the general election, through which it came to office, was to write off most of Greece’s 322bn euro debt. It demanded...

Thousands of car jobs under threat – Expropriate the bosses and bankers

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn yesterday stated that if Theresa May’s ‘Brexit Deal’ with the EU is defeated in parliament next week, then Labour will...

Obama Brings In New Iran Oil Sanctions!

US President Barack Obama has just signed into law a major defence bill which includes tough new sanctions against Iran, as well as allowing...

Youth slave labour plan by Osborne and Co

THE Tory Prime Minister Cameron and his LibDem Deputy Clegg visited the Olympic site in Stratford yesterday to spell out that the only future...

WikiLeaks reveals US gangster diplomacy

THE latest WikiLeaks release of US documents reveals the essence of US diplomacy, and it stinks to high heaven with its intense imperialist antagonism...

No Unity with the Tories – build the WRP to lead the socialist revolution

THERESA May’s virtual declaration of war against Russia last Wednesday received its most enthusiastic support from right-wing Labour MPs who rushed forward to...

Greece headed for revolution!

THE situation for Greek capitalism has become so serious that Deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos has demanded that Germany returns the Greek gold that...

Tories promise money for schools in the Tory shires, and ‘reasonable force’ for working...

YESTERDAY the Department for Education announced that it will be pushing for higher pay for newly qualified teachers as part of the Tory government’s...

TUC must call a general strike to ensure all ‘independent contractors’ have workers’...

THE TORY plan to reduce Britain to a slave labour, hire-and-fire, zero-hours economy is now being challenged powerfully by groups of young workers. With the...

Bar the way to Greece coup with socialist revolution

THE crisis in Greece has reached breaking point this week with the unelected European Commission threatening to declare a ‘state of emergency’ in the...

Corbyn stabs Brexit in the back for the benefit of the bosses and...

LABOUR leader Corbyn, in his response to PM May’s Monday update to the House of Commons ahead of this week’s European Council, made it...

Bring Out All The Unions To Defend The NHS!

THE situation could not be clearer. The whole of the trade union movement and the majority of non-trade unionists support the 24-hour strike actions...

Rates On Hold As Economy Folds!

UK interest rates were kept on hold at 0.5% yesterday, the 26th month in a row that the Bank of England has left interest...

Wage Cuts For Workers – Huge Profits For The Bankers

CHANCELLOR Darling yesterday warned Britain’s public sector workers that they must follow what he called the example of the private sector, and...

For the capitalist state the enemy is at home

THE launch in parliament of the new book, ‘Blacklisted: the Secret War between Big Business and Union Activists’, saw Labour MP John McDonnell read...

French revolution coming to a head!

THE massive strike movement against the Socialist Party-imposed anti-union laws is continuing in France with the railways due to take national strike action today...

Bush is confronted by the legacy of Hurricane Katrina

UNITED States President George Bush was in New Orleans yesterday on the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the city. The hurricane killed...

OBR demands more austerity, more taxes on the poor and tax cuts for rich!

THE government’s financial watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), issued its latest report on Thursday, warning that British public finances are in a...

Bury bankrupt capitalism – forward to socialism

SUNDAY marked the fifth anniversary of the biggest banking collapse in the history of capitalism to date. On 15 September 2008 Lehman Brothers, a massive...

US Trade Gap Widens As Banks Get Ready For Economic Storm

THE US trade gap widened in January to $44.45bn (£29.53bn) from December’s figure of $38.14bn, the US Commerce Department has reported. Much of the rise...
Gate Gourmet locked-out workers outside their  caravan at Heathrow yesterday

Pakistan PM forced to condemn US raid

THE Pakistani Prime Minister, Shaukat Aziz, yesterday spelt out that Pakistan cannot accept actions like the recent US cross-border air strike on a village...

Iran – a choreographed crisis at the G20!

Iran informed the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in a letter last Monday that it has a second uranium enrichment plant under...

All councils, student unions and trade unions must boycott Israel – Edelstein visit must...

THE Palestine Liberation Organisation has condemned the new Tory ‘guidance’ banning councils, NHS trusts and all publicly funded organisations from boycotting goods and services...

End the ‘gig economy’ and all cheap labour! Kick the Tories out!

THE DRIVE by the bosses to force every worker in Britain into the so-called ‘gig economy’ has hit the headlines again this week with...
NHSTogether demonstration in November 2007 against NHS privatisation

NHS pharmacy services under threat – warn unions

Unite is seeking an urgent meeting with Health Secretary, Andy Burnham ‘as NHS pharmacy services are threatened by a government decision’. Burnham is being asked to...

TUC leaders must call a general strike or be forced to resign!

THE annual conference of the TUC, due to start a week tomorrow, is the first conference of the leadership of the trade union movement...