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Pretence of democracy

31 Oct 2019

Peter Manson reports on the first of three SWP pre-conference internal bulletins.

Anti-racism and ‘useful idiots’

02 May 2019

The SWP remains trapped in its old bad habits - and never have they been more obviously counterproductive, reckons Paul Demarty

Whatever happened to the Lexit lads?

11 Apr 2019

Life has driven the left advocates of Brexit into ever greater confusion, argues Paul Demarty

A sad state of affairs

20 Dec 2018

Peter Manson looks at what passes for internal debate in the run-up to the SWP conference

SWP: Keep on keeping on

25 Oct 2018

The absence of members’ rights is striking. Peter Manson reports on the first Pre-Conference Bulletin

Shame on the SWP

22 Mar 2018

SUTR accepted the Zionist ‘anti-Semitism’ narrative, writes Tony Greenstein. Despite that the Confederation of Friends of Israel Scotland was finally kept off the march ... by unofficial action

Not even Menshevism

18 Jan 2018

Three quarters of the SWP's new recruits pay nothing, writes Peter Manson

Floundering in wake of Corbynism

23 Nov 2017

Peter Manson takes a look at the SWP’s second pre-conference bulletin and the poverty of thought

Shutting out reality

09 Nov 2017

The SWP has been dragged into the sexual harassment scandal. Paul Demarty revisits the case

Enough wishful thinking

03 Nov 2017

The left must do better than acting as Puigdemont’s PR department, argues Paul Demarty

First Corbyn, then us

19 Oct 2017

As the first Pre-conference bulletin shows, Labour presents a huge dilemma for the SWP. Peter Manson wonders if it has any answers

Stumbling over Labour

13 Jul 2017

The SWP’s movementism leaves it politically adrift where it really counts, writes Peter Manson

Aim to be a party of extreme opposition

18 May 2017

That a Corbyn-led Labour Party would trail way behind in the polls was always eminently predictable. Nevertheless, says James Marshall of Labour Party Marxists, too many on the left are in a panic, are clutching at straws and are sadly deluding themselves about Labour’s manifesto

Total intellectual collapse

27 Apr 2017

Theresa May’s snap election exposes the political bankruptcy of the far left, argues Paul Demarty

Divisions over unity

09 Mar 2017

Squabbles in the British anti-Trump campaign say much about the forces involved, reckons Paul Demarty - and little of it good

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