Westminster – a Polarised Election

Michael Collins, People Before Profit, analyses the results of the recent Westminster election. The recent Westminster election saw a massive surge of support for Jeremy Corbyn. Labour gained 30 seats and ten percentage points in its total vote , representing the biggest swing from the Tories to Labour since Clement Atlee in the 1945.

Westminster – a Polarised Election

The election smashed the myth that left wing policies are unpopular. Corbyn’s manifesto attracted huge support from working people. His campaign was based on the many not the few. Plans to tax the big corporations, to challenge the power of the elites, and invest in jobs and services were a relief from the years of […]

Assembly elections – a real alternative

People Before Profit will be fielding candidates across the North to offer an alternative to austerity and sectarian division. The big parties are all in agreement over the implementation of the Fresh Start deal. This deal will devastate services across the North, with £1.2 billion to be axed over the next 4 years, including 20,000 job losses, and plans to reduce corporation tax for big business.

Assembly elections – a real alternative

People Before Profit will be fielding candidates across the North to offer an alternative to austerity and sectarian division. The big parties are all in agreement over the implementation of the Fresh Start deal. This deal will devastate services across the North, with £1.2 billion to be axed over the next 4 years, including 20,000 […]

Jeremy Corbyn and the Fight Against Austerity

Speech Transcript: Jeremy Corbyn and the Fight Against Austerity Transcript of a talk given by Michael Collins at a public meeting in Derry on Wednesday 2nd of September.

Jeremy Corbyn and the Fight Against Austerity

Speech Transcript: Jeremy Corbyn and the Fight Against Austerity Transcript of a talk given by Michael Collins at a public meeting in Derry on Wednesday 2nd of September. Thanks for the opportunity to speak. Just to start, I’d like you to cast your mind back just four months ago to the Westminster election. I don’t […]

Sinn Féin and DUP agree on Austerity Budget

For months, the Stormont institutions have been on the verge of collapse as the main parties try to settle disputes over the budget. They have now come to an agreement, the so called ‘fantasy budget’. Fantasy; as it presupposes all parties will implement Welfare Reform. This is not the case, as Welfare is now one aspect of the Agreement which is a matter of contention between Sinn Féin and the DUP.

Sinn Féin and DUP agree on Austerity Budget

For months, the Stormont institutions have been on the verge of collapse as the main parties try to settle disputes over the budget. They have now come to an agreement, the so called ‘fantasy budget’. Fantasy; as it presupposes all parties will implement Welfare Reform. This is not the case, as Welfare is now one […]

Socialism Returns To Belfast

“Socialism is back in this city. The left is back in Belfast”

Socialism Returns To Belfast

“Socialism is back in this city. The left is back in Belfast”, was the announcement made by Gerry Carroll having received a remarkable 6798 votes in the West Belfast general election. The scale of the achievement is extraordinary. People Before Profit went from having one Councillor elected in 2014, to becoming the second biggest party in West Belfast. […]