There is a huge wellspring of sympathy and solidarity - shared by the socialist - for the victims of the London tube and bus bombings. The unspeakable horrors that have been visited on the innocent have produced a deep sense of outrage in London, throughout the country, and even internationally.

The Socialist Party is standing a candidate in the general election to highlight the scandal of Rover’s collapse and to call for the renationalisation of the company. Louise Houldey, who has stood three times before in council elections in the Longbridge ward, will stand in the Birmingham Northfield constituency...

Since the introduction of universal suffrage, the gap between the world of Westminster and the reality of people’s lives has never been greater. In mid-February, when New Labour launched its election campaign, the country was seized by a feeling of leaden gloom at the thought of another three months of election...

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