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Britain: What lies behind UKIP?

Britain: What lies behind UKIP?

Its Tory-oriented anti-immigration, anti-EU rhetoric has been adapted to a right-wing populism aimed at winning voters fed up with the political establishment Hannah Sell, Socialist Party (CWI in England & Wales) The UK Independence Party (UKIP) was founded in 1993. During its first ten years it stood in 25 parliamentary […]

Britain endorses Hong Kong’s fake election plan

Britain endorses Hong Kong’s fake election plan

Former colonial power kowtows to Beijing’s economic muscle Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info After last autumn’s ‘youthquake’ in the shape of the Umbrella Revolution there are few people on the planet who do not know that Hong Kong’s so-called ‘democracy’ is a fiction. It is noticeable that Hong Kong’s former colonial rulers, […]

Scotland: The independence referendum and the struggle against capitalism

Scotland: The independence referendum and the struggle against capitalism

Lessons for the workers’ movement internationally The independence referendum in Scotland on September 18 became a mass electoral revolt against the austerity policies of British capitalism and the right-wing Cameron government. The Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) and its Scottish section supported a Yes vote for independence from the […]

Scottish referendum: Ten days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

Scottish referendum: Ten days that can shake British capitalism to its foundations

Opinion polls show independence vote is balancing on a knife edge Philip Stott, Socialist Party Scotland (CWI in Scotland) “In the past four weeks support for the union has drained away at an astonishing rate. The Yes campaign has not just invaded No territory; it has launched a blitzkrieg.” – Peter […]

Cameron ‘kowtows’ to Chinese dictatorship

Cameron ‘kowtows’ to Chinese dictatorship

Western capitalist leaders put business before lofty ‘principles’ Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info David Cameron, like many other Western leaders visiting China, abandoned any pretence of defending ‘democracy’ or ‘human rights’ in order to secure new profitable deals for British capitalism. Even before his visit, the Prime Minister’s office stated he had […]