Local Politics

Fight for genuinely integrated education

This month sees the 40th anniversary of Lagan College, Northern Ireland’s first integrated school.  Opening their doors in September 1981 they welcomed just 28 students, under police presence and armed guards, to a small Scout hall.  Since then, their numbers have flourished to over 1,400 pupils and they are regularly […]

National Insurance hike: Tories rob workers to pay private health fat cats

The Tories’ planned National Insurance rise is another attack on low and middle-income workers – many already struggling to make ends meet – from a government which shamelessly represents the super-rich. Using the Covid crisis as a pretext, they claim this tax rise is aimed at supporting the health service. In reality, it is part of their sinister agenda to undermine our NHS and allow it to be parcelled off to their big business friends.

Don’t let the Tories whitewash the Troubles!

The Tory government is attempting to end all prosecutions for incidents related to the Troubles – as well as civil cases and inquests – through the unilateral imposition of a ‘statute of limitations’. This has provoked serious anger among victims of both state and paramilitary violence during the Troubles, and […]

NIPSA General Secretary: Left victory but serious challenges ahead

For the first time in its history, members of the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance (NIPSA) – the largest public sector union here – have elected Broad Left endorsed candidate, Carmel Gates, as General Secretary, winning 44% of the vote. This is positive, particularly given the right-wing challenge from Paul […]