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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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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: March for the NHS (06/09/14)

Popular opposition to austerity and privatisation are on the rise in the UK, and unions, left-wing political parties, and civil society groups have all come together to assert that the NHS will not be given away to corporations. Today’s march … 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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UK: Homes for the Homeless

Homelessness is a problem in the majority of capitalist societies. Thanks to the crisis and the dominance of neoliberal politics, it is on the rise, with shortages of affordable housing, evictions as a result of the bedroom tax, domestic abuse … Continue reading

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The 1984-1985 Miners Strike In Nottingham

“If Spirits Alone Won Battles: The Diary of John Lowe” is part of the familiar genre of a day by day diary, following in the footsteps of The Miners Strike Day by Day (2002) and Yorkshire’s Flying Pickets (2004). It … Continue reading

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‘Democracy’ in the UK and Europe

For those unfamiliar with the main political parties in the UK, this is my rough summary:   ‘Left’ Labour – social democrats and ‘social’ capitalists of the so-called ‘third way’ (S&D in Europe) Lib Dems – social democrats focussed more … 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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