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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.
Protesters with Kill The Bill placards

Amending the Police Bill won’t be enough

Kate Bradley summarises the scrutiny report by the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Bill, considering how this might impact this new repressive legislation.
A pro-independence rally in Glasgow, January 2020.

Scotland, the left and independence

If the British state breaks up, will Scottish independence be a serious progressive change, or just a neoliberal reshuffle?

The fundamentals of democracy

The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful. The rs21 Steering Group argue that we need a General Election, but we also need a far more radical democratisation of our society.
Prorogue the Tories!

Fight the anti-democratic Tories and their bosses’ Brexit

In the closing weeks before the latest Brexit deadline, Boris Johnson and his Tory Party have suspended parliament in an attempt to enable them to force through a rotten Tory Brexit for which they have no mandate. The rs21 Steering Group argue to build the movement to bring down the government.

‘Dear Sisters of the Earth’: Peterloo bicentenary

Women were a particular target of the violence at Peterloo on 16 August 1819. We publish an extract from an address by the Manchester Female Reform Society delivered shortly before the massacre.

Unite conference backs Corbyn and mandatory reselection of MPs

Ian Allinson gives a second update on Unite Policy Conference which took major decisions on migration, industrial strategy, backing Jeremy Corbyn and mandatory re-selection of MPs, fracking and climate change.

Thousands protest against Cameron’s War, solidarity needed with Assad’s victims

Nick Evans reports from last night's protest in London against the bombing of Syria Today, the House of Commons will be asked again to vote on bombing Syria. The UK is already bombing Iraq, and...

Arguments for revolution

Jack Farmer argues that we need revolutionary ideas more than ever now that Jeremy Corbyn is Labour leader  The unthinkable has become real: a socialist is leader of the Labour Party. This wasn't supposed to happen....

Red Portcullis: Straight questions as Corbyn challenges Cameron at PMQs

Red Portcullis reports from inside Westminster on Corbyn's first Prime Ministers Questions as Labour leader I just managed to get squeezed in by one of the door staff  (it really does pay to be friendly...