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Referendum has nothing to offer

Tories stuck in a rut

06 Oct 2005

The Conservative Party is consumed in another leadership battle and, according to some of its leading supporters, is in danger of becoming a rightwing sect. Are they doomed? Can we afford to ignore them? Peter Prestwick takes a look

Class war and damned lies

05 Feb 2004

Dave Douglass (branch secretary Hatfield NUM) reviews: Janice Sutherland, 'Strike: when Britain went to war', Channel 4, Saturday January 24 Steven Condie, 'The miners' strike', BBC2, Tuesday January 27

Blair's stitch-up backfires

05 Feb 2004

The virtually complete exoneration of the Blair government of any wrongdoing in regard to the death of Dr David Kelly by Lord Hutton can only produce incredulity, says Ian Donovan

Power to suppress

15 Jan 2004

The government's new Civil Contingencies Bill is a monstrous encroachment on democratic rights, says Jem Jones

Back in Labour's fold

08 Jan 2004

Ken Livingstone's reinstatement into the Labour Party is at one level a significant defeat for Tony Blair, says Ian Donovan

Healthcare and moral hysteria

08 Jan 2004

New Labour is proposing to charge failed asylum-seekers for healthcare. There is more to this move than budget trimming, argues Jem Jones

Antidote to Blairite lies and deceit

08 Jan 2004

The issue of health is one of those battlegrounds that Blair could easily become unstuck over in the next few years. , says Phil Hamilton

Big people and the small state

08 Jan 2004

Tory leader Michael Howard declares: "I believe the people should be big. That the state should be small." This is a sentiment that authentic Marxists would wholeheartedly concur with, writes Jack Conrad

Provocative and insulting

04 Dec 2003

There was nothing remotely progressive in the defeat of Jacobitism, argues Dave Douglass, in this response to Neil Davidson of the Scottish Socialist Party's Socialist Worker platform

Good Friday on the rocks

04 Dec 2003

Ian Donovan examines the rise and rise of Paisleyism and what it means for the Six Counties

Stealing from BNP

27 Nov 2003

The selection of Howard as leader - with the other camp too weakened even to field a token standard bearer - indicates the Tories have effectively accepted the BNP's logic. Worried about the so-called vacuum on the left? Watch out for the pressure cooker on the right.

Royal agony continues

27 Nov 2003

George W Bush’s time in Britain was a state visit. This meant he was the guest of the queen and stayed at Buckingham Palace. It was to be part of the post-Iraq victory celebrations and the beginning of his election campaign.

Rattled Tories crown Howard

06 Nov 2003

Michael Malkin says the Tory leadership contest tells us much about the state of the Conservative Party

Unity is democratic demand too

30 Oct 2003

The Scottish Socialist Party's national council met in Stirling on Sunday October 26 with around 150 delegates and observers in attendance. Sarah McDonald reports

Party notes: Royal scandals and platonic republicanism

30 Oct 2003

Paul Burrell's book 'A royal duty' has unleashed yet another crisis for the beleaguered British Royal family. Jack Conrad comments

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