Local Politics

Assembly Elections: Positive moves against sectarian politics

The campaign in the run-up to the Assembly election was a dull and uneventful affair. The result has brought little over-all change. Yet there were significant signs that the growing alienation from sectarianism, austerity and backward social policies is beginning to find a positive expression, with left forces taking important […]

Stop Farry’s Tuition Fee Hike!

Stop Farry’s Tuition Fee Hike! By Naomi Reading, Belfast Met Students’ Council (personal capacity) Socialist Youth is calling for a major student demonstration in the autumn against Alliance Minister Stephen Farry’s threat to increase tuition fees to between £4,200 and £9,000 per year, as well as opposing all education cuts. […]

Brexit: Oppose capitalist EU with workers’ solidarity

The referendum on Britain and Northern Ireland’s membership of the EU is set to be an important political event that will shape political developments in Britain, Ireland and across Europe in the years to come. Socialists want to see a Europe that is run in the interests of the millions […]

Assembly Election: What Alternative to the Status Quo?

For decades, elections in Northern Ireland have been little more than a sectarian headcount. In terms of its overall result, the upcoming Assembly election on May 5th is likely to be much the same. However, there are signs that a growing layer of people are seeking to use the election […]