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The dispute within the left of Britain's largest civil service union raises key issues for the whole labour movement. Above all, the need for democratic, lay-member control of fighting trade unions. HANNAH SELL and ROB WILLIAMS explain the background to the current situation in the September issue of Socialism Today.


The Alternative Models of Ownership report, launched in June 2017, days after the general election, was commissioned by shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

Although it is not, in itself, official Labour Party policy, many of the points in it were reflected in the popular 2017 election manifesto.

The report starts by stating, "The...


As the Brexit white paper staggered its way through the House of Commons, the crisis in the Tory party has just deepened and deepened.


A human tide swept central London on 13 July in a historic mobilisation against the racist, sexist billionaire president of the US, Donald Trump, who was visiting the UK.

It is estimated that more than 250,000 people took to the streets - an enormous figure, especially considering that this took place on a normal working...


Theresa May is clinging to power by a thread. For the first time since 1982 two cabinet ministers have resigned within 24 hours, as the Brexit civil war has ignited into a full scale conflict. 'Unite behind me or get Jeremy Corbyn' was her desperate plea to the 1922 committee of backbench Tory MPs. 

Bitterly divided, chaos ridden, vulnerable to potential rupture: these are all descriptions that could, in many respects, be accurately applied to both the Conservative and Labour parliamentary parties today. Recent weeks in politics have been marked by wrangling, rebellion, manoeuvring and muttering. Chatter about splits and realignments, as...


The horror of the fire at Grenfell Tower one year ago, on 14 June 2017, will be etched on the consciousness of working class people for a very long time. None more so than the survivors, and the families and friends of those who lost their lives. But this terrible event is seared into the hearts and minds of working class people across the...

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