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1951: the Festival of Britain

25 August 2021

Post-war Britain was beset by problems. For the majority of people, life was hard and difficult. The 1951 Festival of Britain was an antidote, looking to the future. It was immensely enjoyed and appreciated by the millions who attended.

PPE: local firms step up

17 January 2021

A Yorkshire company has developed new production facilities.for personal protective equipment, one of many innovations from British firms in the face of the pandemic.

Rolls-Royce fight for British engineering

24 October 2020

Rolls-Royce workers at Barnoldswick in Lancashire are fighting to keep their jobs in Britain. They have voted overwhelmingly for action against the company’s plan to move production offshore.

Rolls-Royce: the future or the past?

6 October 2020

The future for Rolls-Royce is uncertain after massive losses this year. It plans redundancies and selling parts of the business. Unions have challenged the company’s plans, arguing for investment to create growtth.

Chinese set to seal British Steel takeover

5 March 2020

Chinese firm Jingye Group has confirmed plans take over British Steel at a price of £70 million, and to invest more than £1 billion in the company, which collapsed in May last year. 

Future growth for Britain

3 October 2019

A new study from a French bank predicts a science and technology boom in Brtain over the next two decades. Unlike many reports into Brexit, it looks at the long term and predicts a positive future.

British Steel must be saved

28 May 2019

The collapse of British Steel will be disastrous for its 5,000 workers and 20,000 others in the supply chain and it will damage British industry too.

British Independence and the Working Class

1 February 2019

Political statement from the Communist Party of Britain Marxist-Leninist, 18th Congress, London, November 2018. Either we live in an independent Britain deciding our own future, or we become slaves to international capital.

Car jobs on the line

13 January 2019

The loss of jobs in the car industry is blamed on Brexit; that’s not the case. To think that the EU or May’s deal is any answer will disarm the fight to maintain and build the industry.

Boom in factory output

11 January 2018

Manufacturing is growing more quickly than at any time in the past seven years, official figures suggest.

Manufacturing future for Northern Powerhouse

26 September 2017

The vote to leave the EU induced a frenzy of pessimistic forecasts about the future for production in Britain. Such negativity seems to be confounded by what’s happening on the ground, as shown by recent news from Yorkshire.

Who says we're post industrial?

19 March 2017

A Westminster meeting showed that throwing off the shackles of the EU has created an exhilarating climate in which all kinds of people are re-imagining an industrial Britain.

Government abandons steel

26 February 2016

Business Secretary Sajid Javid told a manufacturing conference this week that public funds wouldn't be used to rescue steel. He didn’t add that EU rules would prohibit it. 

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