Comment & Other

Corbyn’s manifesto: An important step in the right direction

Mobilise to fight for socialist change Jeremy Corbyn has launched his manifesto by declaring Labour is the “party for the many” while the Tories are the “party of the rich”. The leaking of Labour’s draft manifesto broke through the right-wing media’s relentless assaults on Corbyn, and brought the policies into […]

Divisive​ ​election​ ​a​ ​warning​ ​to​ ​the​ ​workers’​ ​movement 

By​ ​Daniel​ ​Waldron  The​ ​snap​ ​Northern​ ​Ireland​ ​Assembly​ ​election​ ​took​ ​place​ ​in​ ​the​ ​aftermath​ ​of​ ​the​ ​‘cash​ ​for​ ​ash’​ ​scandal  which​ ​emerged​ ​in​ ​December,​ ​the​ ​most​ ​recent​ ​in​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​debacles​ ​which​ ​left​ ​Stormont​ ​–​ ​and  particularly​ ​the​ ​DUP​ ​–​ ​shrouded​ ​in​ ​a​ ​smog​ ​of​ ​incompetence​ ​and​ ​corruption.​ ​After​ […]

Bengoa Report: More privatisation of our health service

On the 25th October the report from the so-called “Expert Panel” on the proposed future of our health service was released.  The report entitled Systems, not Structures: Remodelling Health and Social Care, if implemented, will be the most radical restructuring of the health service in Northern Ireland since the formation […]

France: Burkini ban fuels Islamophobia

For workers’ unity and struggle against racism, division and austerity Judy Beishon, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI England & Wales) International outrage has resulted from the decision of 30 town mayors in the south of France to ban from beaches the wearing of ‘burkini’ swimsuits, […]