Some First Steps for Momentum’s Grassroots National Committee

The General Election is Momentum’s chance to help Labour activists give our campaign the radical socialist and campaigning edge it needs to defeat the Tories. We need to ensure Corbyn’s message is delivered on the doorstep by the hundreds of thousands of new members his policies have inspired to join and fight for real change. … Continue reading Some First Steps for Momentum’s Grassroots National Committee

8 June – Labour Must Turn Left to Spike May’s Plans

Labour can stop a big Tory win if it fights with a bold left-wing message, pledging to tax the wealthy to rebuild our public services and communities We need a campaign that radically breaks with routine -  mass activity on the streets, open air rallies, stalls, public and workplace meetings, demonstrations against the Tories’ attacks … Continue reading 8 June – Labour Must Turn Left to Spike May’s Plans

#NoG20 – Everyone to Hamburg in July

On July 7 and 8, the leaders of the world’s most powerful states will meet at the G20 summit in Hamburg. The USA’s Donald Trump, China’s Xi Jinping, the UK’s Theresa May, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and the host German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will all be there to defend the economic and military interests of their … Continue reading #NoG20 – Everyone to Hamburg in July

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 down. Another short period of talks will occur before a new executive is cobbled together, without which direct rule from Westminster takes its place. Sinn Fein want the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader … Continue reading Failed Stormont Faces Brexit Precipice

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 leaders at one point or another. The big losers of the election, Nick Clegg of the Lib-Dems and Ed Miliband of Labour were the first to fall on their … Continue reading Brexit and Britain’s political crisis

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 secretary. In an attempt to hoodwink Unite’s 1.2 million members into backing the right wing candidate Gerard Coyne, he made a series of unsupported assertions that Len is meddling … Continue reading Unite the Union: Vote Len McCluskey for General Secretary

Condemn US bombing – Nato and Russia out of the Middle East

Donald Trump’s “surgical strike”, 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from two US warships in the Mediterranean, against the Syrian government’s Shayrat airbase on the night of 6/7 April should be condemned and all further actions by the US and its allies opposed. So too should the eager support this has drawn from Prime Minister Theresa … Continue reading Condemn US bombing – Nato and Russia out of the Middle East

Tom Watson and Bomber Benn back Trump’s militarism

Tom Watson and Hilary Benn have taken advantage of Trump's missile attack on Syria's Shayrat airbase to launch their own attack on Jeremy Corbyn. This is the latest salvo in their war of attrition which they intend to wage until they finally remove him as the Leader of the Labour Party. Tom Watson, Deputy Leader … Continue reading Tom Watson and Bomber Benn back Trump’s militarism

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 part to it, winning on a similar programme of breaking free from multilateral trading blocks, increasing rivalry with other great powers and victimising  migrant workers. In Britain, thanks … Continue reading Spotlight on socialist policy: The European Socialist Federation