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15 July 2020

Workers and young people need planning for jobs, not handouts for bosses

Like every aspect of the government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rishi Sunak's "plan for jobs" is more headline than substance, and doomed to fail in its stated aims.

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8 July 2020

1,600 less benefits if your job goes - while super-rich splash cash

Households suffering unemployment during the pandemic will get 1,600 per year less in benefits than in 2011

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20 May 2020

Furlough cut-off could force millions back to unsafe workplaces

Will my boss starve me back to work this summer? It's a question that might start keeping furloughed workers up at night

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4 October 2017

Capitalism and human progress

How appropriate that Theresa May's speech insisting our interests were best served by free market capitalism - "the greatest agent of collective human progress ever created" - came in the same week as budget airline Ryanair cancelled over 700,000 passenger flights

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23 November 2016

Job figures mask casualisation

For real jobs, not 'gig economy': Unemployment levels are at their lowest for eleven years. However, when you scrape below the surface of the headlines, then for ordinary people there is little to celebrate.

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16 November 2016

Socialism 2016: Putting socialism on the agenda

Struggle, internationalism and socialism, these ideas - and how powerful they can be in action - electrified the magnificent rallies and workshops at Socialism 2016

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26 October 2016

Jarrow March: an inspiring show of solidarity between workers and youth

Five years ago, marking the 75th anniversary of 200 unemployed workers marching from Jarrow to London, Youth Fight for Jobs followed in their footsteps

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5 October 2016

Review: where you live can kill you

Non-fiction - Health Divides: Clare Bambra provides a good, easy-to-understand introduction to the major causes of health inequality in rich countries. One shocking example is Stockton-on-Tees, where life expectancy varies by 17 years between rich and poor parts of the town.

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5 October 2016

Fighting racism today

The police killing spree in the United States has unleashed a mass movement. It has also uncovered anew the ties between the profit system and endemic racism. The struggle against racism must also be the struggle for a socialist society.

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29 June 2016

United working class resistance can cut across racism

The appalling racist abuse and physical attacks reported since the EU referendum must be condemned and opposed.

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1 June 2016

Jobseekers told: take three-hour commute

Getting a job in austerity Britain is not a guaranteed or easy thing. I am a recent university graduate, and have spent the past couple of months job hunting. I can see how hard it can be to get your foot in the door - then we have this ridiculous 'advice' from the DWP.

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30 March 2016

Featured letter: 'Universal Jobmatch' con: 'Rabbit trail' of recurring, non-existent job ads

'Universal Jobmatch' is a website jobseekers are encouraged to use to find work

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9 March 2016

Refugee crisis: cruel capitalist regimes responsible

In the EU referendum campaign the issue of migration has been put centre stage by the pro-big business campaigns on both sides of the debate

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4 November 2015

Them & Us

It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us. Pharmaceutical profiteering, unemployment benefit decreases versus bosses idling on Twitter.

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21 October 2015

Germany: refugee crisis and the fight against the racist right

More than 800,000 refugees are officially expected to come to Germany this year. The government has announced budget cuts 'because of the refugees' and commentators demand scrapping the minimum wage of 8.50 an hour for refugees.

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24 June 2015

Child poverty soars

By 2020, almost a quarter of UK children will lack the basic necessities needed to keep body and soul together.

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French resistance fighters liberated Paris from Nazi occupation

French resistance fighters liberated Paris from Nazi occupation

27 May 2015

VE Day: When 'liberation' meant socialism

Commemorations marking the 70th anniversary 'victory in Europe' (VE) day recently took place in Britain (and throughout the world) with establishment dignitaries saluting veteran service men and women who liberated Europe from the clutches of fascism

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25 March 2015

2015 elections: Reject the austerity lies

Join the socialist fightback! The Socialist Party's central message in the 2015 elections is this: austerity is not necessary and there is an alternative - a socialist alternative

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Workers' pay down 2.5k - Bosses' pay up 700k

18 February 2015

Workers' pay down 2,500... Bosses' pay up 700,000

Fight for decent pay, jobs and benefits: Feeling the pinch? Cutting back on spending? Wondering how you'll make it to the end of the month? You're not alone. Workers everywhere are struggling with stagnating wages and rising prices

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21 January 2015

Youth unemployment: anxiety and anger

A new report by the Prince's Trust shows the devastating impact of unemployment on young people in Britain

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