Tag: Boris Johnson

23/12/2020. London, United Kingdom. Boris Johnson Brexit Deal.The Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his office in Number 10 with his key members of staff as they wait for a response from President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen after they spoke on the phone a few minutes earlier with a possible Brexit deal in sight. Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

Johnson’s Tory party: how it started, how it’s going

Colin Wilson surveys the resignations, U-turns and scandals of Johnson's two years in government, the position of the conservative party, and what this means for the left today.

It didn’t have to be this way

This second lockdown was avoidable. It is critical that we understand the choices made by those in power that led to this, and organise to take management of this crisis out of their hands.

Review: The Covid-19 Catastrophe

Stacey Williams reviews The Covid-19 Catastrophe, by leading UK medical writer Richard Horton

Reopening schools is bad science

Mike Downham explains the poor science behind the government plans for schools reopening. 

The pandemic lays bare a government out of its depth

How did Boris Johnson's government so quickly lose its grip?
Returning to school or work now will kill thousands

Video: Not safe to return to school or work

The government is trying to force people back to unsafe schools and workplaces. Parents, school students and workers are resisting.
A cartoon of Boris Johnson with a hard hat and a cigar.

National unity kills under coronavirus

The UK government and the media are actively promoting a narrative of national unity against an external enemy, making parallels with wartime. Ian Allinson argues that when measures to protect the public have been too little, too late.
A field, with a caravan camp in the distance on the left side, in front of hills

Whose land? Resisting the Tories’ anti-traveller policy plans

Hanna Gál writes on why the Tories' plan to increase police powers against illegal encampments must be resisted.
Anti-Boris demo in Uxbridge

How we fight back

A devastating electoral defeat for Labour brings with it an inevitable battle for interpretation. It also sharply illustrates the need for our side to build power beyond parliament.

Video: What democracy looks like

In this video report from 31 August, 2019, Tony Aldis with OpenEye Film provides a first-hand account of the anti-prorogation street movement.