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2015: their New Year’s resolutions and ours

Chancellor George Osborne’s early Christmas present came in the form of the Autumn Statement, which threatened to cut public spending to levels not seen since the 1930s, writes Jeremy Dewar…

Police, politicians and the NUS can’t stop the fight for free education

By KD Tait 2014 was the year the student movement moved decisively from the defensive to the offensive. Tax the rich to fund education for all was the demand that…

Britain: left unprepared for stormy election period

As Britain approaches its most unpredictable election in many decades, Workers Power surveys the state of the economy, the labour movement and the far left Britain stands on the verge…

Left Unity Conference: doing what differently?

By KD Tait Left Unity’s Policy Conference on 15-16 November in London saw members pass a series of policy documents that revealed the party’s strengths and its weaknesses. KD Tait…

NHS strike bulletin: escalate the pay fight to win

Bulletin for the NHS pay strike 24 November 2014 Click here to read as pdf by a Unite health member Nine NHS unions and staff associations including midwives and nurses…

A response to the SWP – yes to principled unity

By KD Tait The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) has published an appeal for the left to discuss the formation of a united electoral challenge at the 2015 General Election.[1] Our…

Smears and social-imperialism, the politics of the “third camp” on Ukraine

By Marcus Halaby Why hasn’t Richard Brenner answered the AWL broadsheet’s claims (and the comments, above)? Why doesn’t Workers’ Power reply? The fact is: they can’t. They don’t write anything…

Is UKIP a threat to Labour in 2015?

UKIP slashed a Labour majority from 5,971 in 2010 to 617 in Heywood and Middleton last month, setting the pundits claiming that UKIP could damage Labour’s vote at the general…

£10 minimum an hour – now!

By Joy Macready The campaign for a £10 an hour minimum wage is gaining momentum – and it’s about time. Everyone deserves a decent wage. Following a unanimous vote at…

UKIP: a racist, big business party

Andy Yorke is bemused and disgusted in equal measure by the airspace and column inches afforded to UKIP’s Nigel Farage. Time to unmask the racist party Two by-elections in October…