Sunak, Shapps and Starmer beat the war drum

In a speech delivered at Lancaster House in London on Monday 15 January 2024, titled Defending Britain from a more dangerous world, UK Defence Minister Grant Shapps evoked the spirit of previous war-mongering Tory Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to prepare the British public for war. War on many fronts. War that will Continue Reading

Labour Conference 2023 – Free market capitalism back in charge

The two following articles are edited version of  brief introductions given by Will McMahon and Janet Sillet at a Talking About Socialism … from a Marxist point of view meeting  “What happened at the 2023 Labour Party conference” on Monday 16 October 2023. They are published in the order of Continue Reading

What sort of new party of the left?

A call has been put out by a number of small left-wing groups and individuals for a new party. Left Unity, the Breakthrough Party, the People’s Alliance of the Left, and three Liverpool Community Independents councillors, together with other individuals have put out a call for a new party of Continue Reading