WW archiveIssue 993
16 January 2014
Corrupt to the core
We should welcome the fact that state institutions, in particular the police, are being so thoroughly exposed, writes Eddie Ford
Given recent headlines, only someone in a massive state of denial could fail to recognise the extraordinarily corrupt nature of Britain’s key institutions, particularly the police. Last week there were explosive revelations published in The Independent, which got hold of a secret Scotland Yard report from 2003 investigating corruption in the Metropolitan police force and other state bodies.1 Though perhaps the most shocking thing of all is how under-reported this story has been - not even The Guardian has covered it. Too hot to handle?
Unmentionable; At long last ; Committed ; Polish SWP ; Mythical future; Middle class ; Criticism ; Pond life
The Socialist Platforms claim to the mantle of principled politics is entirely bogus, says Daniel Harvey
After months of infighting the Socialist Party in England and Wales pulled out of the NCAFC. But the fallout exposes the hypocrisy and cynicism of the Alliance for Workers Liberty, writes Rease Higgs
We need look no further than imperialism to establish the underlying cause of the carnage. Chris Gray completes his examination of 1914-18
Rob Evans and Paul Lewis Undercover: the true story of Britains secret police Faber and Faber, 2013, pp346, £12.99
Gordon Stridiron, 'Blackshirts in Geordieland', Black House Publishing 2013, pp260, £12
Geoff Jones, 'Land of whose fathers? A short history of the Welsh working class', Socialist Party Wales/Plaid Sosialaidd Cymru publication, 2013, pp64, £4
Paul Demarty looks at the poisonous bilge of our native reactionaries
Our 1000th edition is coming soon! Robbie Rix counts the pennies...