Parris on Johnson: “Incompetence is not funny. Policy vacuum is not funny. A careless disregard for the truth is not funny”

Illustration: Martin Rowson The  (relatively) "liberal" Tory Matthew Parris has just written a column (£) in the Times in support of Boris Johnson's bid to become Tory leader and Prime Minister. Admittedly, Parris's support could be taken as fairly back-handed, arguing as he does that Johnson is so unprincipled and dishonest that "... like many rascals … Continue reading Parris on Johnson: “Incompetence is not funny. Policy vacuum is not funny. A careless disregard for the truth is not funny”

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Nationalise steel! Stop Brexit!

A statement from Labour for a Socialist Europe British Steel’s collapse could mean the loss of 5,000 jobs and 20,000 more in its supply chain. The unions and Labour are right to call for urgent action. This is yet another reminder of the sheer irrationality of Brexit, attempting to reverse important elements of the integration … Continue reading Nationalise steel! Stop Brexit!

Brexit: Labour should lead, not meekly comply or manoeuvre

An open letter to Jeremy Corbyn from Sean Matgamna Comrade Corbyn! Your wishy-washy politics on Brexit are usually explained as electoral manoeuvring in an attempt to attract both anti-Brexit internationalists and pro-Brexiters to the Labour Party. It is likely to satisfy neither. “Because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee … Continue reading Brexit: Labour should lead, not meekly comply or manoeuvre

A Stir in the Suburbs

By KB Player: A question – does pro-Palestinian activism make people barmy or are barmy people attracted to pro-Palestinian activism? Here’s a case. I live on the western side of Edinburgh, in a suburb called Roseburn, and I follow the Friends of Roseburn Park Facebook page. A post caught my eye. It was advertising a … Continue reading A Stir in the Suburbs

CPB / Morning Star: “Euro fanatics” guilty of “scuppering talks” with the Tories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWoUhoNbfxU Griffiths: a "Communist" who wants to support May's deal? The front page of last Saturday’s Morning Star promised us “The Big Europe Debate” in which Richard Burgon MP “Makes the case to vote Labour on May 23” while Rob Griffiths [general secretary of the Communist Party of Britain] “argues against going to the polls … Continue reading CPB / Morning Star: “Euro fanatics” guilty of “scuppering talks” with the Tories

Letter to a friend thinking of voting Lib Dem

By Bruce Robinson Dear ***** You texted me saying “I am seriously considering voting Lib Dem in the European Elections. Can’t believe I’m writing this. Am I mad?”. My first response was “Yes”. However I recognise that there are many people like you — lifelong Labour voters and people who supported Corbyn in the leadership … Continue reading Letter to a friend thinking of voting Lib Dem

PCS: surprise victory for John Moloney

Above: John Moloney The results of the elections within the civil service union PCS were announced last week. Independent Left candidate John Moloney, a Workers Liberty supporter, was the surprise victor in the race for Assistant General Secretary, defeating both the incumbent, Chris Baugh (a Socialist Party member) and general secretary Mark Serwotka's favoured candidate, Lynn Henderson Probably the fairest and … Continue reading PCS: surprise victory for John Moloney