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?

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Letters

Unmentionable; At long last ; Committed ; Polish SWP ; Mythical future; Middle class ; Criticism ; Pond life

Time to take principles seriously

The Socialist Platform’s claim to the mantle of principled politics is entirely bogus, says Daniel Harvey

Pot calls kettle black

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

WW I: Necessary and sufficient condition

We need look no further than imperialism to establish the underlying cause of the carnage. Chris Gray completes his examination of 1914-18

Review: How to guard against state agents

Rob Evans and Paul Lewis Undercover: the true story of Britain’s secret police Faber and Faber, 2013, pp346, £12.99

Review: Fascism’s local history offensive

Gordon Stridiron, 'Blackshirts in Geordieland', Black House Publishing 2013, pp260, £12

Review: Full of militant stories but theoretically flawed

Geoff Jones, 'Land of whose fathers? A short history of the Welsh working class', Socialist Party Wales/Plaid Sosialaidd Cymru publication, 2013, pp64, £4

Immigration: Chauvinist demagoguery

Paul Demarty looks at the poisonous bilge of our native reactionaries

Incisive

Our 1000th edition is coming soon! Robbie Rix counts the pennies...

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