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New phase of Covid crisis: Reject false choice between ‘health’ and ‘wealth’

By Kevin Henry Today, Northern Ireland has entered a two-week period of tightened Covid regulations, with extended closure of hospitality, the closure of non-essential retail, leisure facilities and more. Over 950 people have now died from the virus here, with hospitals recording their highest number of Covid-related deaths in the […]

Brexit on a knife edge: Deal or no deal?

After four years of extremely painful and sometimes tedious negotiations, the ‘deal’ to leave the EU now looms.  The pendulum has swung backwards and forwards between a likely deal and then the prospect of a ‘no deal’.  Within days, we will know the outcome but it is once again necessary to go over the likely prospects for the working class, whatever the outcome.

The bitter legacy of Margaret Thatcher

Thatcher’s reputation and legacy has left a deep scar across the whole face of British society which is still very keenly felt today by successive generations.

Engels, Marx & the “Irish Question”

A lesser known aspect of Marx and Engels’ work is their attention to events and processes in Ireland. his is reflected in Marx’s Capital, where he references the shirt factories in Derry and the effect their development had on the broader local economy. However, it was primarily Engels who studied events in Ireland. This was in part through his relationship with Mary and Lizzie Burns, working-class sisters who were part of the 40,000-strong Irish community in Manchester. KEVIN HENRY looks at this aspect of their work.