Topic: Britain

  • Who will survive Britain’s political shake-up?

    The UK referendum vote to leave the European Union was a political earthquake that has upended both major political parties.

  • Liars together to the end

    Almost everyone admits the Iraq war was a catastrophe, and there's a giant report to confirm it--everyone but Tony Blair, that is.

  • The winner of the worst coup plot ever

    The Labour Party members of parliament who were trying to depose left-wing party leader Jeremy Corbyn are suing for peace.

  • Standing for solidarity after the Brexit vote

    Britain's left has a central role to play in the continuing fight against racism and anti-immigrant hate following the referendum on the EU.

  • How Chilcot vindicated the antiwar movement

    The long-awaited report from a British government inquiry into the Iraq war drive reveals what antiwar forces knew all along.

  • Clashing views on the Brexit vote

    Two readers weigh in on the ongoing debate about the meaning of the UK's Brexit vote--and what the left's response should be.

  • What comes next after the Brexit vote?

    June 24 was a dark morning, but the left can engage both Leave and Remain voters in future struggles to defend migrants and protest austerity.

  • Turning to the challenges ahead after the vote

    The day after the vote for "Brexit," as many as 1,500 people demonstrated in London in solidarity with refugees and migrants.

  • Discussing the meaning of the Brexit vote

    SW compiles a sample of left-wing comment on the ramifications of the UK referendum vote in favor of leaving the European Union.

  • British socialists debate the EU referendum

    Members of revolutionary socialism in the 21st century discuss the options in Britain's vote to Leave or Stay in the European Union.

  • Is the EU necessarily harmful to struggle?

    Left-wing supporters of a Leave vote in the UK referendum on the EU accept a declining and disintegrating UK state as a given.

  • Why socialists should support a British exit

    Socialists have to tell the truth now about the European Union: It is an un-reformable institution dedicated to neoliberalism.

  • The struggle to come after a racist murder

    The murder of Labour MP Jo Cox by a British fascist shows that our most urgent task is to build an anti-racist movement.

  • Did our side win in London?

    The Tories' racist campaign couldn't defeat the Labour Party's Sadiq Kahn, but the new mayor of London is far from a radical.

  • Obama butts in on Britain's referendum

    Barack Obama has joined the chorus of Western leaders calling on people in Britain to vote to stay in the European Union.

  • Gimme (tax) shelter

    If we start clamping down on billionaires who avoid paying taxes, they might leave and avoid paying taxes somewhere else.

  • A socialist case for leaving the European Union

    A Scottish socialist analyzes the left debate over the coming referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union.

  • A show of antiwar defiance against Cameron

    Opponents of British Prime Minister David Cameron's plans for air strikes in Syria contributed to the opposition in parliament.

  • 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.

  • 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.