North Shropshire by-election: Liberals win with a 34% swing but offer nothing new

Build a national strike movement against Johnson! Bring Johnson and the Tory government down! Peter Windeler – International Socialist League After the Liberal Democrats victory in December in the North Staffordshire by-election, The Observer described the Liberal Democrats as “political gadflies”. As readers probably know, gadflies are the annoying bloodsucking insects that...

Britain is struggling under capitalism

Britain is struggling under capitalism. Recent reports indicate that the Tory party does not even comprehend the struggles of its core voters. The health service is falling apart. The Tory strategy of living with covid has seen many deaths. Even now, the hospitalisation rate is over two times higher...

Giveaway Budget – A big Tory con!

The budget that was announced as a “new age of optimism” on 27 October saw the Tory government steal the clothes of the Labour Party by partially increasing public spending. The Office for Budget Responsibility said the economy is rebounding and expected to grow 6.5% in 2021. Taxes are...

Tory Brexit attacks workers

Brexit has not brought an easy time for workers. With Brexit came greater deregulation and wage cuts through sacking or hire and fire in the private and public sectors. These attacks started during covid and accelerated after Brexit. As a result of sackings, wage freezes and bad conditions there...

Workers Must Fight Back Johnson’s Freedom Day  – Mass Infection is not an Option!

England will be the first country to roll back mandatory safety measures that give protection against Covid-19, by PM Boris Johnson. Scientists and doctors condemn it, as a third wave of the pandemic is rapidly spreading across England. Every disaster film begins with the most informed and socially conscious...

A great election result in Liverpool City Council

Martin Ralph, a member of the International Socialist League, received 315 votes, that is 10.09% of 3,123 votes in the ward constituency of Old Swan, in the 2021 Liverpool City Council election. The ballot paper listed five major parties and the independent Old Swan Against the Cuts (OSAC), for...

Liverpool City Council: Vote for OSAC’s Martin Ralph on 6 May

We demand a needs budget, to avoid a catastrophe! Stop Labour’s implementation of Tory policy! Unite trade unionists and neighbourhoods in the struggles! By Martin Ralph - OSAC candidate After more than a year of Covid and eleven years of austerity, too many have died unnecessarily. Inequality and suffering have continued to rise,...

No Unelected Commissioners in Liverpool! No Reduction in Democracy!

The following motions were passed by the Emergency Liverpool TUC Meeting on 27 March. We call on trade unions, community and social movements in the city to help mobilise a protest against the Tory attempt to take over the city. By Liverpool TUC This Liverpool construction branch is very concerned about...

Tories: Hands off Liverpool! No imposed commissioners!

Johnson’s plan to send in commissioners for three years to deal with the alleged corruption in the City Council has nothing to do rooting out corruption. The Labour Council antics and, above all, their pro-business and implementation of austerity since 2010 has opened the door. Nothing like this has ever...

Kill the bill! Not us! Tory ‘democracy’ defends statues, not women or the right to protest.

The government has introduced the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to Parliament, and its second reading was rushed through. Because of widespread protests, the third and final reading has been delayed until after Easter. Delayed but not scrapped. By Martin Ralph – International Socialist League (UK) The bill gives more...

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