Topic: Britain

  • How a "pacifist" pushed for war

    Despite a recent "apology," Tony Blair and his advisers were committed to going to war in Iraq from the very beginning.

  • What does Corbyn's victory mean?

    In a repudiation of those who engineered its rightward shift, the Labour Party has elected the most left-wing leader in its history.

  • The RISE of the Scottish left

    One of the leading voices in a new party formation in Scotland explains the background and the politics of its launch.

  • What happens if Corbyn wins?

    As Jeremy Corbyn closes in on victory in the election to lead Britain's Labour Party, what would count as success for socialists?

  • Not the same old Labour

    Jeremy Corbyn's campaign to be leader of the Labour Party has the potential to pose socialist arguments to a wider audience.

  • Those with hope need not apply

    Labour Party leaders are worried that an influx of Jeremy Corbyn supporters might pressure the party to stand for something.

  • Upsetting the Labour elite

    Left-wing candidate Jeremy Corbyn is talking about renationalizing public services--and infuriating the Labour Party establishment.

  • An anti-union blast from the past

    New legislation being pushed by Britain's ruling conservatives is about punishing unions for standing up for workers' rights.

  • The "scare" of Old Labour

    A hysterical campaign is underway to undermine Jeremy Corbyn's bid to become the next leader of the British Labour Party.

  • What "we" knew about the Nazis

    There's something more troubling than the 7-year-old future Queen of England giving the Nazi salute in honor of Hitler.

  • Modern slavery for immigrants

    The decision to cut search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean is an attempt to push migrants back from Europe.

  • A Tory attack on union rights

    Pushing back against the Conservatives' new restrictions on labor rights will require workplace organization, not just rhetoric.

  • Sunrise for the Scottish left

    The collapse of the Labour Party in Scotland is presenting new opportunities to build a strong formation for new politics.

  • The anti-austerity resistance rallies in London

    Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of London for the "End Austerity Now" demonstration.

  • Was Labour too left wing?

    On May 7, Britain's Labour Party lost a cynical public relations war that had little to do with political ideology.

  • Reacting to Britain's election

    British socialists give their first impressions of a general election that unexpectedly gave the Conservative Party a big victory.

  • A dreary election in Britain

    The bitter discontent with austerity in Britain has been ignored by the major parties, opening space for the right and the left.

  • The Labour Party: What is it good for?

    The future of Britain's Labour Party is murkier than ever, even as it is poised to make gains in general elections in May.

  • The bias at the BBC

    You can see why British conservatives would accuse the BBC of left-wing bias since many of the journalists are Tories.

  • UKIP downplays its racism

    The UKIP's dilemma is that moaning about immigrants is popular, but declaring certain types of foreigners inferior to "us" isn't.

  • Running scared of the UK Greens

    The argument from Britain's mainstream parties against voting for a radical alternative is that they're "unelectable."

  • The inadequate Brand?

    Left-wing actor Russell Brand is being dismissed as an unserious gasbag--but has anyone looked at his critics?

  • A new speed record for broken promises

    Days after vowing to hand over new powers to Scotland, British political leaders were debating which powers to take away.

  • The UKIP-ization of English politics

    The racist, right-wing UK independence Party won its first seat in British parliament and very nearly a second.

  • Getting tough on all of the above

    With an election ahead, Britain's major parties are competing for the title of who's toughest on...just about anything.