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Referendum has nothing to offer

07 Jun 2012

Neither Scottish independence nor British unionism. Sarah McDonald looks at the launch of the "Yes" campaign

Father knew Lloyd George

01 Feb 2007

With another senior Labour figure arrested over cash for honours and a cover-up alleged, the criminal investigation is drawing Blair into its net. But what lessons can we draw about democracy, accountability and the system of capital itself? Jim Moody examines the issues

Crime and yet more punishment

01 Feb 2007

Prison doesn't work, says Eddie Ford

Some more equal than others

25 Jan 2007

There is no religious 'right to discriminate', says Jim Moody

Prosecution warning to muslims

11 Jan 2007

At the end of last week, a protester against the publication of cartoons mocking Mohammed and islam (the 'Danish cartoons') was found guilty of soliciting murder and incitement to racial hatred at a demonstration held in February last year. He faces a lengthy prison term. Jim Moody reports

BNP acquittal heralds fresh attack on rights

16 Nov 2006

Communists reject giving the state more powers to restrict free speech, says Jim Moody

Cameron repositions

05 Oct 2006

Jim Moody analyses the 20th century's most successful election machine - the Conservative Party

Only democracy can fully meet needs

28 Sep 2006

The National Health Service is unsafe in New Labour hands, says Jim Moody

Capitalist logic and NHS Logistics

21 Sep 2006

Privatisation of the whole of the national health service may not be on the cards just yet. But an important part of it is to be privatised in a few days. Jim Moody reports

Fact and fictions

14 Sep 2006

Each year on September 16 Welsh nationalists celebrate 'Owain Glyndwr day'. Bob Davies looks at the myths surrounding the 'the last genuine Prince of Wales'

British duality and the class struggle

10 Aug 2006

National consciousness is complex. As Jack Conrad shows, British national consciousness is particularly complex, being at the same time English, Scottish and Welsh. It also involves class and class struggle

Not oppressed but a joint oppressor

03 Aug 2006

Was Scotland subject to a takeover by England in 1707? Does Scotland suffer from English cultural imperialism? Jack Conrad questions some more left nationalist myths and assumptions

Defending national socialism is not Marxism

20 Jul 2006

Jack Conrad begins an extensive reply to Bob Goupillot with an examination of the principle of 'one state, one party' and its history

Different roads to unity

20 Jul 2006

Should 'one state, one party' be applied to Britain in current political circumstances? Bob Goupillot of the Republican Communist Network (Scotland) and the Scottish Socialist Party argues that the unity of the working class can at present best be served by a separate party for Scotland

Rehabilitation, not irrationality

29 Jun 2006

Blair's speech exposes the government's bankruptcy on crime, says Eddie Ford

Not fit for purpose

22 Jun 2006

In the panic over sex crimes, communists emphasise the need for treatment, not revenge. Eddie Ford comments

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