Corbyn And The Battle In British Labour

In September 2015, Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership election with a landslide 59.5% of the vote. A surge of new members and supporters joining the party during the leadership campaign resulted in about 550,000 people being eligible to vote in the contest.

Corbyn And The Battle In British Labour

In September 2015, Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership election with a landslide 59.5% of the vote. A surge of new members and supporters joining the party during the leadership campaign resulted in about 550,000 people being eligible to vote in the contest. At the time former leader, Ed Miliband, said “Jeremy has won a […]

SIPTU’s Labour shame

SIPTU’s Labour shame

Many SIPTU members will have been outraged by Jack O’Connor’s call to vote Labour after five years of cuts and betrayals. O’Connor was reiterating his old theme of how bad things would have been without the moderating influence of Labour on their Fine Gael coalition partners. To SIPTU members this is a familiar song; every […]

Locals First?

Locals First?

Carlow county councillor Will Paton (Labour) said he has made a submission to the council “calling for affirmative action for housing locals first before any consideration is given to housing asylum seekers”. “There are very few houses available for rent and most that are available are refusing to take rent supplement or the new housing […]

In defense of protest and people power

‘You people are just into the politics of permanent protest. You don’t want to form a government and actually do anything’. So Labour Minister Alex White to Richard Boyd Barrett (and Joe Higgins) on ‘The Week in Politics’. Actually it could have been almost any Labour Party spokesperson to almost anyone on the radical left.

In defense of protest and people power

‘You people are just into the politics of permanent protest. You don’t want to form a government and actually do anything’. So Labour Minister Alex White to Richard Boyd Barrett (and Joe Higgins) on ‘The Week in Politics’. Actually it could have been almost any Labour Party spokesperson to almost anyone on the radical left. […]

SWP Britain statement on elections: Labour’s betrayals let Tories back in

The election result is a disaster. It’s a disaster for the NHS, for workers’ rights, for people on benefits, for disabled people and for the battle against climate change.

SWP Britain statement on elections: Labour’s betrayals let Tories back in

By Charlie Kimber, SWP Britain The election result is a disaster. It’s a disaster for the NHS, for workers’ rights, for people on benefits, for disabled people and for the battle against climate change. The Tories will feel they can unleash even sharper austerity, and loot even more from working people to hand over to […]

Don’t let this Government bully you. Don’t give Irish Water a penny.

It was only a year ago that Phil Hogan was threatening anyone who refused to pay their water bill. "Water pressure will be turned down ‘to a trickle’ for people who don’t pay." Phils threats turned out to be empty.

Don’t let this Government bully you. Don’t give Irish Water a penny.

SWP statement: Threats on the water charge  It was only a year ago that Phil Hogan was threatening anyone who refused to pay their water bill. “Water pressure will be turned down ‘to a trickle’ for people who don’t pay.” Phils threats turned out to be empty. But since last May, when Phil made the above […]