Red Flag issue 12

Labour 2017: A manifesto worth fighting for

Labour’s 2017 manifesto has been heralded as the most left wing manifesto since

Failed Stormont Faces Brexit Precipice

The future of Stormont and of a new Northern Ireland power sharing-executive remain on hold after talks between the main parties broke

Brexit and Britain’s political crisis

The period since the 2015 general election has been a roller coaster ride for Britain’s political parties, with all of them forced to ditch their incumbent …

Unite the Union: Vote Len McCluskey for General Secretary

Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson made a last minute bid to swing the vote against Len McCluskey in Unite the union’s ongoing election of its general

Spotlight on socialist policy: The European Socialist Federation

The Brexit victory, in the June 23, 2016 referendum, created shock waves not only in Europe but right around the world. Donald Trump credited his victory in …

Germany: AKP ban plays into Erdogan’s hands

When Turkey’s President Erdogan compared the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to Hitler, there was some predictable outrage in the media but there was no …

Southern: Another sellout derailed

On 3 April rail drivers’ union Aslef announced that 52 per cent of its members on Southern Rail had rejected the latest deal it had recommended to resolve …

The renewal of Bolshevism: Lenin’s April Theses

Lenin’s April Theses, at 479 words one of the shortest of his major works, represented a qualitative advance in his strategic thinking, effected a …

Lexit: The mirage of ‘Class Struggle in One Country’

  “Triggering Article 50 opens the way to progressive policies outside the EU to control capital, raise public funds for infrastructure investment, …

Royal Mail piles up demands for cuts

  Up to 300 postal workers in Doncaster walked out on 24 March against a worker off on stress being sacked over the phone, forcing Royal Mail to agree to …