Category Archives: Labour Party

The Diversion Tactics of #Budget2015

1) Housing Chaos As a result of George Osborne’s Summer Budget this year, says Paul Waugh at The Huffington Post, “at least 14,000 fewer affordable homes will be built” in the UK. This statistic, from the Office for Budget Responsibility … Continue reading

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Britain’s Plutocracy, and How We Can Fight Against It

Call it what you want: a bourgeois democracy (in which the parties in the service of exploitative economic elites are the most powerful); a kleptocracy (in which “a small group [gets] rich by robbing [citizens] blind”[1] with the compliance of … Continue reading

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Different Shades of Tactical Voting (UK Elections 2015)

The logic behind voting for the anti-Conservative candidate most likely to win an election is understandable in the majority of cases, as anything that slows down the spread of the deadly neoliberal virus clearly seems like something slightly less damaging … Continue reading

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The 2015 Political Debate in the UK

The main issues in the 2015 general elections in the United Kingdom seem to be: the cuts to the government’s social spending under the Tory-LibDem coalition (and whether to continue with them to ‘deal with the deficit’ or to reverse … Continue reading

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UK Strike: “If We Organise Together as Working People, We Can Win”

On July 10th, 2014, the UK saw a one-day strike of up to a million teachers, firefighters, civil servants, council employees, and health workers. This strike – the biggest that the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition has faced up to this point … Continue reading

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Miliband, Labour, and the Crisis of British Democracy

The movement of the UK Labour Party away from the unions – and therefore away from the People – has left England in particular in a situation where the three main political parties represent different versions of the same thing. … Continue reading

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UK: Chartism and a Sense of Working Class History

We are probably all aware of the horrific conditions which our ancestors worked under, and of the way in which they were exploited and oppressed so that the wealth of the ruling class of our country could grow. But the … Continue reading

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Left Unity: UK Organises Against Austerity

In England, all three main parties are fully signed up to an austerity agenda. The Left, divided and weak, has not yet been able to change the course of that debate, to make the case that it was not welfare … Continue reading

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