Labour in government

UK Labour and Tory politicians support herd immunity in Greater Manchester feud

By Thomas Scripps, 21 October 2020

What is animating Burnham’s opposition to the government are tactical differences and conflicting interests between different groups of capitalists, rather than any consideration of principle

Labour-controlled Tower Hamlets council refused to host Palestinian charity event, citing “anti-Semitism” fears

By Jean Shaoul, 6 August 2019

The decision is a blatant attack on free speech and confirms that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism provides a mechanism for censoring, silencing and even criminalising individuals and organisations that oppose Israel’s brutal suppression of the Palestinians, while slandering the entire left as “anti-Semitic.”

Seven Blairite MPs resign from UK Labour Party

By Robert Stevens and Laura Tiernan, 19 February 2019

It is Corbyn’s appeasement of the right that has allowed the seven MPs to walk out instead of being booted out by Labour’s members.

UK: Chilcot Iraq War inquiry cover-up confirmed

By Robert Stevens, 23 November 2016

That the Chilcot inquiry was wholly a creature of the government and had no real independence is confirmed in declassified documents.

Labour “anti-Semitism” witch-hunt dominates media in run-up to UK polls

By Robert Stevens, 6 May 2016

During Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament Wednesday, David Cameron reiterated the charge that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was a supporter of terrorism.

Confessions of a scoundrel

The Third Man: Life at the Heart of New Labour, by Peter Mandelson

By Dave Hyland, 5 August 2010

Peter Mandelson played a central role in the transformation of the reformist Labour Party into an openly right-wing capitalist party.

The tragic death of Baby P

By Julie Hyland, 4 December 2008

There have been mountains of coverage on Baby P’s death, much of it bordering on the pornographic. But if other children are to have the protection they require, there has to be some comprehension of what went wrong, how, and why.

Britain: More revelations about secret shoot-to-kill policy at de Menezes inquest

By Paul Mitchell, 25 November 2008

The inquest into the shooting of innocent Brazilian electrician Jean Charles de Menezes on July 22, 2005, has revealed more about Britain’s secret shoot-to-kill policy.

Labour government dumped in New Zealand elections

By John Braddock, 12 November 2008

New Zealand’s Labour government was ousted in last Saturday’s election after losing to the conservative National Party and its leader, the multi-millionaire former currency trader and new Prime Minister John Key. Significant layers of the working class repudiated Labour’s pro-business program by staying at home and abstaining from the poll.

Britain: Forty percent of children live in poverty

By Peter Reydt, 3 October 2008

More than 40 percent of children in the United Kingdom are living in poverty, according to the latest research. That is some 5.5 million children.

Brown at Britain’s Labour conference: Bailout for banks, nothing for jobless and homeowners

By Julie Hyland, 24 September 2008

Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s keynote speech to the Labour Party conference was billed as a declaration of war on the “something-for-nothing” society. It served as a perfect reminder of why his government is so detested.