Selective Solidarity

Over the course of the last year, we have witnessed the latest attacks in a seemingly endless story of human tragedy. Thousands of lives have been lost and millions more have been twisted beyond recognition. They weren’t the first, and they won’t be the last, but you could be forgiven for thinking that some of…

Fear and Loathing in the UK

Yesterday, voting for the new Labour leader came to an end. Tomorrow we should get the results. Today as I’m writing, we remember the horror of 9/11. There shouldn’t be any link between these events, other than their proximity to each other. However, thanks to a recent article by The Sun, there is. In yet…

Austerity: A Socialist Perspective

  Back in 2010, the United Kingdom voted in a coalition government consisting of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, headed by David Cameron. In doing so,the electorate chose to subject the country to 5 years of austerity and a sustained decrease in public spending. The aim of this was simple – to ‘get the deficit down’,…