Britain

Obesity is a class issue

Obesity is often a proxy indicator of poverty, mental health issues or both in Britain. For all their talk of a “levelling up”, the Tories have never in their decade in government shown a serious effort to address either. Their current “war on obesity” is nothing but window dressing and distraction.

28th July 2020 // 3 Comments

Relaunch Labour’s Green New Deal

Just 6 per cent of the public want a return to the old pre-pandemic model of the economy. The rest want the lessons of the pandemic to be learned and for real change to be put in place.

26th July 2020 // 1 Comment

Tower Hamlets strike reveals Labour fault lines

The strike is illuminating the massive divisions in Labour over something as basic as defending jobs, conditions and services. The party’s right is willing to take extreme measures to force through cuts, confident that the majority of the centre will acquiesce and shut up, waiting for all the fuss to die down.

16th July 2020 // 2 Comments

Labour is still where socialists should be

Labour is still the home of hundreds of thousands of dedicated socialists and we must keep it that way. Together we have incredible power, but only if we get organised.

2nd July 2020 // 7 Comments

If They Come In the Morning

The Labour Party’s antisemitism witchhunt has just claimed its highest profile victim, with the sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey from Starmer’s shadow cabinet for the crime [...]

26th June 2020 // 6 Comments

More than a Left Foot

There are three chapters that explain clearly and in some detail the theoretical debates about disablement in capitalist society. The three periods in his life are woven together with the red thread of this political theory – he really does relate the political to the personal.

21st June 2020 // 0 Comments

Sympathy won’t win us better conditions

The struggle against coronavirus is a struggle against the chronic undervaluing of workers in the care sector, both materially and symbolically. Emotional labor has never had the value attached to it that it should have. The jobs that women have traditionally undertaken have not had their importance recognized.

12th June 2020 // 1 Comment

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