Tag: austerity

Scunthorpe steel: murder by market manipulation

The closure of the Scunthorpe steel-works is likely to spell disaster for the community. Following our earlier analysis of the state of the British steel industry, here we consider the social costs of cynical mismanagement.

Knife crime and the myth of the friendly copper

Mitch Mitchell argues that putting more police on the streets will not solve the problem of knife crime and will lead to more targeting of BAME youth.

What we mean when we talk about benefits cuts

The Secret Housing Barrister describes the consequences of the UK government's continued enforcement of an illegal benefits cap.

Protest in London calls for a general election

On Saturday, the People's Assembly called a demonstration calling for a general election and anti-fascist activists rallied outside the Brazilian Embassy.

Building the Left in the face of Brexit

Charlie Hore responds to Neil Davidson's discussion of the Brexit crisis and offers an alternative analysis of the Leave vote.

No exit from the Brexit crisis

What does the Brexit crisis mean for British politics and the European Union?

Happy NEU year?

The newly formed National Education Union is currently balloting for action. What are the prospects for the new union and the left within it?

Maternity Care in Crisis

What led to the unfolding scandal around maternity care in Shropshire?

Greece and the politics of natural disasters

The government has persistently allowed private interests in construction, industry and tourism to be prioritised over serious ecological and safety concerns.

Local elections fail to mobilise enough voters hungry for change

The local election results have not been a disaster for Labour. Despite the collapse of the UKIP vote, the Tories lost seats.