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July 13, 2018

What does it really mean to “Stop Trump?”

The working class must be mobilised against capitalism and for socialism Donald Trump richly deserves the outpouring of condemnation and political opposition that has led up to the series of UK-wide protests that began Thursday. He represents all that is vile and reactionary in political and social life, not only in the United States but in Britain, Europe and throughout …

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June 30, 2018

Stop the NHS sell-off

Build rank-and-file committees On the 70th anniversary of its creation, the National Health Service (NHS) is in grave danger. Its establishment in 1948 as a universal health provider, free at the point of use, is fiercely defended by working people as their fundamental social right. That right is now in jeopardy as the NHS is transformed into a skeleton, for-profit …

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June 26, 2018

The UCU Congress and the impossibility of reforming the trade unions

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) The recent congress of the University and College Union (UCU) provides an object lesson in the impossibility of “reforming” the trade unions. Held in Manchester at the end of May, it was the first opportunity for UCU members, rightly furious at the betrayal of their national strike to protect university staff pensions, to …

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June 14, 2018

One year since the Grenfell inferno

Statement of the Socialist Equality Party (UK) One year ago, the worst high-rise fire in British history in Grenfell Tower cost the lives of 72 people. What took place in the early hours of June 14, 2017 was social murder. This was the term first coined by Frederick Engels in his famous study, The Condition of the Working Class in …

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