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What’s the point of voting Labour?

Long before the delayed publication of its election manifesto, the Labour Party leadership made very clear what their real priorities in government would be. In a glossy pamphlet called ‘A…

Ireland: the Socialist Party’s dangerous times

By Bernie McAdam 20 April 2015 The Socialist Party in Ireland is deeply worried. Senior trade union officials like Irish Congress of Trade Unions President John Douglas and Jack O’Connor,…

Podemos and the limits of responsibility

By KD Tait Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos (We Can) won 14.8 per cent and took 15 seats in elections to Andalusia’s regional parliament, doubling last year’s vote in the European…

General Election 2015: the choice is simple

All the experts agree the 2015 general election is the most unpredictable for decades. New parties, like Ukip on the right and resurgent parties like the Scottish Nationalists and Greens…

Whose party is it anyway?

By Jeremy Dewar 9 March 2015 The latest figures for party funding in the run-up to the election are revealing. Tory and Labour incomes are fairly equal at £29 million…

Election 2015 – a race to the bottom 

By Dave Stockton, 9 February 2015 Rampant inequality, falling real wages, the NHS in crisis, young people unemployed or condemned to crap jobs or piling up debt to get an…

Does the SNP offer a way forward for the left in Scotland?

3 February 2015 The Scottish National Party claims it is a social democratic party and it is widely seen as an anti-austerity party to the left of Labour. What should…

What Labour and socialist candidates should be fighting for

Editorial, Workers Power No. 381, February 2015 It is a total diversion to call for a vote for capitalist parties like the SNP, or for the middle class Greens, who…

The future’s red not Green

By Dave Stockton If the Scottish National Party is touted to cause the electoral upset of the century and maybe lose Labour the Westminster election, then the ballooning support and…

Syriza’s modest proposal

By Tobi Hansen and KD Tait 19 January 2015 A snap general election in Greece looks set to end in victory for radical left wing party Syriza, ending a six-year…