Brexit Vote Shakes The Neoliberal Order

The economic and political impact of the Brexit vote is enormous, by any reckoning. Marnie Holborow looks at it's implications.

Brexit Vote Shakes The Neoliberal Order

The economic and political impact of the Brexit vote is enormous, by any reckoning. Marnie Holborow looks at it’s implications. The UK, the EU and Ireland face a political crisis, a possible recession and a period of prolonged uncertainty. With Remain votes in Scotland and Northern Ireland, there is likely to be a second Scottish […]

A Working Class Revolt? The Meaning Of The Leave Vote

In the wake of the Leave vote in Britain author and socialist activist John Molyneux breaks down the class nature of the vote.

A Working Class Revolt? The Meaning Of The Leave Vote

In the wake of the Leave vote in Britain author and socialist activist John Molyneux breaks down the class nature of the vote. The UK as a whole voted 51.9% to 48.1% to leave the EU on a 72% turnout. In geographical terms the basic facts of the vote were as follows: Scotland voted 62% […]

Brexit – A Blow Against Austerity And Neoliberalism

Despite the onslaught of ‘Project Fear’, the British electorate have voted to leave the European Union. The entire international establishment was lined up on the side of Remain. Economic elites from the US to the IMF, the ECB and the European ruling classes were frantic in their desire to keep the UK in the European business club. The military elites in NATO were also clear that the UK remaining within the EU was crucial to sustaining the structures of Western Imperialism. Brexit represents a major challenge to this wider capitalist agenda.

Brexit – A Blow Against Austerity And Neoliberalism

Despite the onslaught of ‘Project Fear’, the British electorate have voted to leave the European Union. The entire international establishment was lined up on the side of Remain. Economic elites from the US to the IMF, the ECB and the European ruling classes were frantic in their desire to keep the UK in the European […]

After Tragedy In Florida- No To Homophobia, No to Racism.

The scenes emerging from Florida are heartbreaking and horrific. 50 people shot dead in an LGBT nightclub. The shootings lasted for three hours in the early morning of Sunday, June 12. Socialists are utterly opposed to and wholeheartedly condemn this terrible act of hate. We stand in solidarity with the LGBT community in Florida and across the world.

After Tragedy In Florida- No To Homophobia, No to Racism.

The scenes emerging from Florida are heartbreaking and horrific. 50 people shot dead in an LGBT nightclub. The shootings lasted for three hours in the early morning of Sunday, June 12. Socialists are utterly opposed to and wholeheartedly condemn this terrible act of hate. We stand in solidarity with the LGBT community in Florida and […]

People Before Profit Confuses Pundits- Socialist Politics On The Rise.

Following its recent electoral breakthrough People Before Profit has been variously denounced as essentially unionist and essentially nationalist. Sean Mitchell, PBP North-South Coordinator, replies.

People Before Profit Confuses Pundits- Socialist Politics On The Rise.

Following its recent electoral breakthrough People Before Profit has been variously denounced as essentially unionist and essentially nationalist. Sean Mitchell, PBP North-South Coordinator, replies. There is an old joke, frequently told by Eamonn McCann, that if you are from this part of the world, and decide that you are an atheist, then the question immediately […]

Obituary: Peter Coules 1955 to 2016

Our comrade Peter Coules has lost his battle with cancer.

Obituary: Peter Coules 1955 to 2016

Our comrade Peter Coules has lost his battle with cancer. He died surrounded by his family. Peter was highly intelligent, well-read and cultured. He could empathise with his fellows. These characteristics made him popular and good company. When added to his being working class they made him a socialist. The economic crash followed by the […]

The Threat of TTIP

TTIP, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, sounds boring. It is a proposed EU–US trade agreement which is scheduled to be ratified later this year. It may sound innocent and progressive – just about facilitating trade - but do not be fooled; TTIP and its sister agreement CETA (between the EU and Canada) are dangerous deals that puts the interests of big business before the interests of people, their health and our environment.

The Threat of TTIP

TTIP, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, sounds boring. It is a proposed EU–US trade agreement which is scheduled to be ratified later this year. It may sound innocent and progressive – just about facilitating trade – but do not be fooled; TTIP and its sister agreement CETA (between the EU and Canada) are dangerous […]

Arms sales expose West’s hypocrisy on refugee crisis

SWP activist Michael Wallance investigates the connections between the West, war profiteering and the refugee crisis.

Arms sales expose West’s hypocrisy on refugee crisis

SWP activist Michael Wallace investigates the connections between the West, war profiteering and the refugee crisis. The horrors inflicted on the Syrian people have been raised to barbaric new levels. Air strikes on a hospital in Aleppo slaughtered three doctors, 11 nurses and 30 patients.  This massacre was carried out by Assad’s forces. An estimated […]

As people power forces water retreat- let’s talk about building an Ireland worth living in.

Fine Gael made water one of their ‘red lines’-they said they would never back down. Yet now we are looking at a ‘suspension’ of the charge until a commission decides what to do in nine months. This is a massive blow to the credibility of Fine Gael amongst their right wing support base.

As people power forces water retreat- let’s talk about building an Ireland worth living in.

Fine Gael made water one of their ‘red lines’-they said they would never back down. Yet now we are looking at a ‘suspension’ of the charge until a commission decides what to do in nine months. This is a massive blow to the credibility of Fine Gael amongst their right wing support base. The biggest […]

2016- Let’s make this a year for change

This year marks one hundred years since the 1916 rebellion. That generation fought to remove the boot heel of an Empire and create a more equal society.

2016- Let’s make this a year for change

This year marks one hundred years since the 1916 rebellion. That generation fought to remove the boot heel of an Empire and create a more equal society. For James Connolly and the Irish Citizen’s Army that society was a socialist society- where workers North and South would democratically control the wealth of society in the […]