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Who should govern Britain? And how?

Wednesday 6 March 2024 19:30

Wednesday 6 March 2024, 7.30 pm

Bertrand Russell Room, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

There is a contest underway for the soul of Britain. The ruling class manage stagnation and decay; the working class are challenging for a society that meets their needs.

Come and discuss. All welcome. Free entry.

Britain’s population set to increase sharply

2 February 2024

The Office of National Statistics predicts that the UK population will rise to over 73 million by 2036, an increase of 10 per cent over 2021. This will be overwhelmingly due to immigration.

Unions united against law

20 December 2023

The first special Congress of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) for over forty years took place in early December. It considered how trade unions should respond to legal attempts to restrict their activity.

Assert the right to strike

Tuesday 6 February 2024 19:00

Capitalism’s response to the successful workers’ action in health and rail is to make such action illegal. The right to strike can only be asserted in practice, not won in argument, or legislated for in parliament. 

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Ticket office victory

2 November 2023

The government has scrapped plans to close rail ticket offices in the face of overwhelming opposition from rail workers and passengers – a victory for people power.

Census data concern

25 April 2023

The census should be a valuable source of data for national planning. But there are serious questions about the validity of the latest results.

Call this control? A budget for decline

26 September 2022

The new government’s economic policies continue those of the past – with a belief in capitalism as the only possible economic system, whose crises must be paid for by the people of Britain.

Valentine's stunt put up against Trade Union Bill

13 January 2016

The Trade Union Bill passed its second reading in the Lords on 11 January. In the face of a seemingly inexorable journey towards the Bill becoming an Act, the TUC’s response is a tepid Valentine’s stunt.

No care, no shame

In their election manifesto, the Conservatives said that by April 2016 they would cap charges on residential social care and limit the liability of any individual needing long-term care, along with a rise in the level of personal assets above which people would be ineligible for state help.

What’s in the bill?

New restrictions on the right to strike, including a 50 per cent voting threshold for union ballot turnouts, plus in some “essential public services” 40 per cent of those entitled to vote must vote for industrial action.

They want us to disarm and surrender

The Trade Union Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech has resurrected every wish-list governments ever had of smashing the working class. It embodies every anti-worker measure they’ve previously tried to implement and every shred of vindictive class hatred they have had in their ranks reaching back to day one of modern capitalism.

Budgeting for decline

Chancellor George Osborne will deliver another government budget on 8 July. Familiarity with the themes of “austerity” and “balancing the books” should not blind us to what is going on behind the figures

Blundering to disasters

2 May 2015

This excellent book, recently updated, is a manual of policy-making and implementation. It analyses many of the most conspicuous policy disasters committed by governments in recent decades.