By Robert Stevens, 1 September 2018
The inquiry will not bring justice as it is the creature of the Conservative government and, under the provisions of the 2005 Inquires Act, has no powers to prosecute anyone.
By our reporters, 1 September 2018
National Health Service workers have spoken to NHS FightBack reporting teams about the pay deal, with many angered at the unions for accepting it.
By Chris Marsden, 31 August 2018
The lying campaign to paint Corbyn as an anti-Semite aims to discredit socialism in the hope of preventing any challenge by the working class to austerity and war.
By Alex Lantier, 31 August 2018
The clash highlighted how unexpected conflicts could erupt over Britain’s exit from the EU amid the relentless stoking of nationalism on both sides of the Channel.
By Anna Mayer, 29 August 2018
The prevalence of the drug “spice” among the homeless highlights that the roots of the pandemic are social, not individual.
By Ajanta Silva, 29 August 2018
Despite only being a trainee paediatrician at the time of Jack Adcock's death, the responsibilities heaped on Bawa-Garba as a junior doctor that day were extraordinary.
By Paul Bond, 28 August 2018
The council is “reviewing” how to reduce the number of children who are taken into care , cut support for those with learning disabilities and introduce fees or charges for services.
By Robert Stevens, 25 August 2018
For the hard Brexit faction, the future of May’s premiership is understood in terms of days and weeks—with Johnson’s leadership challenge gathering pace.
By Barry Mason, 25 August 2018
Retailers are shifting employees from secure full-time contracts to less secure ones with “less rigidity and more flexibility.”
By Steve James, 24 August 2018
Prime Day saw strikes at Amazon warehouses in Germany and Spain and a work to rule in Poland.
By Paul Mitchell, 23 August 2018
May’s announcement is a servile response to the demands of Trump, who has reversed his election promise to reduce US involvement in Afghanistan.
By Laura Tiernan, 22 August 2018
Under the new agreement, pay will reportedly rise by just £1,700 over three years for a Supertram driver and £1,600 for conductors, far below rates for drivers and conductors at Manchester Metrolink who are covered by the same union.
By Robert Stevens, 21 August 2018
Johnson’s anti-burqa comments and the leadership ambitions that informed them were spurred on by effusive support from Trump and his former adviser, Steve Bannon.
By Julie Hyland, 20 August 2018
Whatever the progressive sentiments of those who signed up to the project, the Momentum network was from the very start aimed at controlling and ultimately sabotaging any genuine challenge to the right.
By Paul Mitchell, 18 August 2018
If forced out, Assange faces arrest by British police and imprisonment on bail infringement charges relating to a case dropped by Sweden over a year ago.
By Paul Bond, 18 August 2018
While the authorities are not yet able to confirm that the incident was a terrorist attack, it will be used to intensify policing powers and surveillance across the capital.
By Paul Bond, 17 August 2018
Implementation of the repressive Control Order was confirmed in operational guidance to border staff last month.
Anti-Semitism campaign against Corbyn links opposition to Israel’s crimes with support for terrorism
By Chris Marsden, 16 August 2018
The British Labour Party leader is seeking to appease rather than confront his opponents, whose attack centres on the claim that opposition to Israel is equivalent to anti-Semitism.
By Alice Summers, 16 August 2018
The policies of both Labour and Conservative governments have led to massive spending cuts, threats to teacher pay and privatisation.
By Paul Mitchell, 15 August 2018
Despite London being the CCTV capital of the world and the fascist perpetrators gleefully posting videos of their activities on social media, there have been no reports to date of the police detaining, arresting or charging anyone.
By Paul Bond, 15 August 2018
The victim was suffering an epileptic seizure when he was seized and forcibly restrained by seven policemen, who held him face down.
By Steve James, 14 August 2018
Serco wrote to Glasgow City Council of its intention to evict “former Asylum Seekers who do not wish to engage in voluntary return, and who the Home Office have determined have no legal right to remain in the UK.”
By Tom Pearce, 14 August 2018
The warnings are further evidence of the vast criminality committed at Grenfell by the political and corporate elite.
By our reporters, 13 August 2018
August 16 will mark six years since WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was granted political asylum by the Ecuadorian government.
International artists’ visa refusals highlight UK government’s “hostile environment” against migrants
By Paul Bond, 13 August 2018
The racist visa bans have provoked widespread protests, condemning them and their parallels with the 1930s.
By Ajanta Silva, 13 August 2018
More than 1,000 health workers signed a petition calling for the current leadership of the Royal College of Nursing to stand down.
Based on bogus charges of anti-Semitism
By Chris Marsden, 11 August 2018
In their plot to remove Corbyn, Labour’s right wing are reasserting the nakedly neo-liberal and militarist agenda pursued by Labour under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
By Mike Head, 9 August 2018
WikiLeaks said it received a request for Assange to answer questions about supposed “Russian interference” in the 2016 election.
By Julie Hyland, 9 August 2018
In publishing his views, Johnson is counting on the fetid anti-migrant atmosphere being whipped up by all political parties.
By Paul Bond, 8 August 2018
The scheme would have seen the demolition of 1,400 council houses and their replacement by luxury developments and supposedly “affordable” properties.
By Tony Robson, 8 August 2018
The full details of the revised deal will not be disclosed publicly until the result of the ballot has been announced, but it amounts to a meagre 4 pence increase on the original offer.
By Thomas Scripps, 7 August 2018
From the outset, the inquiry did not require the police to reveal their operations and accepted as participants only some of those who already knew themselves to be victims.
By Robert Stevens, 6 August 2018
The attack is part of the orchestrated and well-funded resurgence of far-right activity in Britain and internationally.
By Laura Tiernan, 6 August 2018
The response to Robinson’s release signals a further rightward lurch by the mainstream media in the direction of normalising the far-right.
By Julie Hyland, 4 August 2018
The Blairite right wing is openly discussing a “declaration of independence from Corbyn’s Labour” by much of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
4 August 2018
By Ajanta Silva, 4 August 2018
Health workers are expressing outrage as the truth about the latest union sellout comes to light.
By Julie Hyland, 3 August 2018
Underlying the febrile atmosphere that has developed since the Brexit referendum vote are explosive class tensions.
By Mike Head, 2 August 2018
Jennifer Robinson said the WikiLeaks editor wants to exercise his right to return to Australia, provided he is protected from extradition to the US.
By Robert Stevens, 2 August 2018
It was known at top levels of the British state that Abedi had travelled on the ship, but the public, including the families of his victims, was kept in the dark for over a year.
By Thomas Scripps, 1 August 2018
The Conservative government is desperate to contain and control a story in which not a single word from the authorities can be believed.
By Steve James, 1 August 2018
The event last Saturday marked 25 years since the 1993 murder of Jamaican mother Joy Gardner by the British government’s Alien Deportation Squad.
By Margot Miller, 31 July 2018
Thirteen months after the Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 72 people, tens of thousands throughout the UK are still residing in tower blocks covered in flammable cladding.
By Steve James, 31 July 2018
A report from the British House of Lords committee has revealed the use of teenagers, including those under 16, as undercover agents for the police and intelligence services.
An exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery
By Paul Mitchell and Margot Miller, 31 July 2018
Until the end of this year, the Manchester Art Gallery exhibition Painting Light and Hope is showing 36 paintings of forgotten Victorian artist Annie Louisa Swynnerton (1844-1933), a native of the city.
By Alice Summers, 30 July 2018
Vital public facilities are being lost to working-class communities, while selling formerly council-owned parks and squares restricts right of access to previous public spaces.
By Jean Shaoul and Chris Marsden, 28 July 2018
The attack on Corbyn and his supporters centres on measures that would criminalise criticism of the State of Israel for its persecution of the Palestinians as a form of anti-Semitism
By Julie Hyland, 28 July 2018
Behind the actions of the police officers involved, Joy’s killing was the result of deliberate government policy.
By the International Communist Party (July 1 1995), 28 July 2018
The World Socialist Web Site is republishing here the July 1, 1995 statement by the International Communist Party—the predecessor of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)—calling for the formation of a Workers’ Inquiry into the death of Jamaican mother Joy Gardner.
By Paul Bond, 27 July 2018
The video accompanying Lowkey’s song, “Ghosts of Grenfell 2,” ends with powerful shots of survivors and local residents holding banners demanding answers from the political elite and companies responsible for manufacturing and overseeing the fitting of Grenfell Tower’s flammable cladding.
By Robert Stevens, 26 July 2018
Under conditions of a worsening crisis for Theresa May’s Conservative government, Corbyn sought to reassure business that Labour was the party it could trust to navigate troubled waters ahead.
By Tom Holling, 26 July 2018
South Western Railway is Britain’s busiest commuter train network and transports more than 4 million passengers a week in and out of London Waterloo.
By our reporters, 25 July 2018
WSWS reporters interviewed Latin American migrants and exiles condemning the new President’s abandonment of Julian Assange.
By Julie Hyland, 25 July 2018
Not only has the government abandoned blanket opposition to the death penalty, but it has also overturned its publicly stated opposition to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
By Alice Summers, 25 July 2018
It is an indictment of the police investigation that no arrests have been made and no charges laid for the social murder of 72 people.
By Steve James, 24 July 2018
Ryanair pilots based in Ireland are to hold a third 24-hour strike today, while on Wednesday and Thursday, Ryanair cabin crew in Belgium, Portugal and Spain are also due to strike in a coordinated action.
By Paul Bond, 24 July 2018
By 2022, more than 7 million households are due to move onto Universal Credit, which has a built-in delay period and is paid in arrears after assessment of income.
Christine Assange, mother of WikiLeaks editor: “I’ve not been able to speak to my son for four months”
By Richard Phillips, 24 July 2018
“I say defend Julian, not just because I’m his mother, but as a citizen and someone who believes in democracy and freedom.”
By Mike Head, 23 July 2018
Plans are afoot to subject the WikiLeaks editor to lengthy imprisonment by the British authorities, pending extradition to the US.
By Laura Tiernan, 23 July 2018
A fight is only possible if workers break free from the grip of the Unite union, whose strategy consists of dividing workers on a company by company basis.
By our reporters, 23 July 2018
On Saturday, campaigners from the Socialist Equality Party distributed a statement in support of the Sheffield Stagecoach Supertram workers, revealing strong support among workers, young people and pensioners for the strike.
By Robert Stevens, 21 July 2018
The call for a national unity coalition seeks to address fears that May’s downfall could end in the election of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
By Margot Miller, 21 July 2018
In the UK, asylum seekers are incarcerated without due process at the whim of the Home Office, with no idea when they might be released.
By Steve James, 20 July 2018
Despite incessant media hysteria over “novichok,” no evidence has been presented to back the claim of a second round of poisonings in Salisbury, England.
By Tony Robson, 20 July 2018
Through its passive approach to the blatant intimidation being meted out to its members, Unite is signalling that it remains the most reliable option in blocking a resurgence of militant opposition in its ranks.
By Julie Hyland, 19 July 2018
The brutal assault on Steve Hedley, assistant general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union by fascist thugs on Saturday is an outrage.
By Robert Stevens, 18 July 2018
May’s attempted compromise over Brexit has blown up, due not simply to events in Britain, but also to the antagonisms between the US and Europe.
By our reporter, 17 July 2018
The narrative being developed by the police is that a “container” of novichok was likely discarded by Russian state-sponsored agents who had attempted to assassinate double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4.
By Oscar Grenfell, 16 July 2018
Media reports point to the ongoing conspiracy, involving the British, US and Ecuadorian governments, to terminate Assange’s political asylum in violation of international law.
By our reporters, 16 July 2018
WSWS reporters spoke to anti-Trump protesters in Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield. Meanwhile, protests continued in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday.
By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2018
Friday’s protests by hundreds of thousands of people in London made clear that masses of workers throughout the world despise Trump and everything he stands for.
UK mass protests against Trump:
“The Labour Party here and Democratic Party in the US have left a void and the right-wing are trying to fill it”
By our reporters, 14 July 2018
The turnout at the UK protests showed the extent of popular opposition to the anti-democratic and fascistic policies of the Trump presidency.
By Barry Mason, 14 July 2018
Firefighters put themselves at risk by going into flats to search for people without water and negotiating the lower floors without using their breathing apparatuses to conserve them for higher floors.
By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2018
The Socialist Workers Party’s aim is to promote the “progressive” credentials of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn and of the Trades Union Congress.
By Chris Marsden, 13 July 2018
Trump’s performance at the NATO Summit confirmed that the failure of May’s compromise over Brexit is rooted in the growing antagonisms between the imperialist powers.
What does it really mean to “Stop Trump?” The working class must be mobilised against capitalism and for socialism
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), 13 July 2018
This statement by the Socialist Equality Party (UK) is being distributed today at demonstrations in London and other towns and cities in the UK against US President Donald Trump.
By Alice Summers, 12 July 2018
The consequence of the burdens of stress, debt and lack of prospects, combined with poor access to mental health treatment, is a sharp rise in mental health problems and suicides among young people.
Statement by the Grenfell Fire Forum, 12 July 2018
Whitstable House is known as the “tower next door” to Grenfell, which was destroyed on June 14, 2017 in the inferno that claimed 72 lives.
By Chris Marsden, 11 July 2018
US President Trump has made no secret of his hostility to the EU and desire to weaken what he considers a rival trade bloc, including by supporting Brexit and imposing sanctions.
By Thomas Scripps, 11 July 2018
The theory advanced by the government is that “Russia has committed an attack on British soil which has seen the death of a British citizen.”
By Chris Marsden, 10 July 2018
Unlike David Davis, who stressed that he remained loyal to Theresa May, Johnson quit in a manner designed to inflict maximum damage to the prime minister.
By Thomas Scripps, 10 July 2018
In marked contrast to the hospitalisation of Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, the fatality of Dawn Sturgess—apparently also through “novichok” poisoning—has met with a more muted response.
Resignation of Brexit secretary David Davis prompts talk of leadership contest, British general election
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 9 July 2018
Fear of triggering a general election is all that continues to hold the Tory party together, such is the depth of the rift over Europe.
By Robert Stevens, 7 July 2018
The parliamentary Defence Committee said that military spending must rise by 50 percent—an additional £20 billion per year—to protect Britain’s position within NATO.
By Chris Marsden, 6 July 2018
The circumstances surrounding the latest accusations are as dubious and baseless as those initially made regarding the March 4 incident involving double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia.
By Steve James, 5 July 2018
The sheer number of abuse and torture cases testifies to a level of criminal depravity far greater than previously admitted.
By Simon Whelan, 5 July 2018
The measures create a two-tier and entirely arbitrary system, whereby families are to be made homeless simply because they live in a council home.
By Barry Mason, 4 July 2018
Stanislaw Skupian is a victim of vindictive class justice, punished for his poverty and for problems that spiralled out of his control.
By Robert Stevens, 4 July 2018
The Labour leader praised Syriza only days after it enforced the latest round of austerity and pledged further services to the EU’s vicious anti-migrant measures.
By Paul Bond, 3 July 2018
The treatment of firefighter Dowden at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry points again to attempts to shift responsibility for the events of June 14, 2017 onto the very people who faced impossible odds to control the escalating blaze.
By Alice Summers, 3 July 2018
The inquest found that the brutal and unnecessary assault on Charles, who was unarmed and unknown to the police, was a “justified use of force” and that his tragic death was nothing more than an “accident.”
By Paul Mitchell and Robert Stevens, 2 July 2018
Despite their occasional holiday speeches pledging to defend the NHS, neither the Labour Party nor the trade unions have lifted a finger to prevent its evisceration.
“I believe the NHS is the greatest thing about British society”
By our reporters, 2 July 2018
Socialist Equality Party members and supporters spoke to people attending Saturday’s demonstration marking the 70th anniversary of the creation of the UK’s National Health Service.
By Jean Shaoul, 2 July 2018
William’s visit was a very visible signal of Britain’s endorsement of Israel’s brutal suppression of the Palestinians and of the arch-criminal Netanyahu himself.
By Robert Stevens, 30 June 2018
While framed around Brexit, the underlying impulse of the joint statement between the union federations and business groups is the developing trade war between the United States and the European Union.
By Trevor Johnson, 30 June 2018
Fire safety specialist, Dr. Barbara Lane, testifies to Grenfell inquiry that safety systems were either compromised or completely absent.
Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK)
30 June 2018
No confidence can be placed in the trade unions or the Labour Party to reverse NHS underfunding and privatisation, much less defend the principle of socialised health care.
By Paul Bond, 29 June 2018
More than 200 families must leave their homes in Broadwater Farm, north London, as their tower blocks are at risk of collapse in the event of a gas explosion or even a vehicle impact.
By our reporters, 29 June 2018
A councillor from the Corbyn-supporting Momentum group was met with hostility from angry residents who shouted her remarks were “rubbish” and called her a “liar.”
By Thomas Scripps, 28 June 2018
The suicides of three Eritrean teenage refugees in the UK in just six months tragically demonstrates the human cost of Europe’s “border security.”