Despite overseeing famines in colonial India, celebrating imperial war, and sending troops to attack striking miners, Winston Churchill continues to be celebrated by the British establishment. He shouldn’t be.
Liam Kennedy is a researcher at the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and an editor at Red Pepper magazine.
Today, Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch in British history, will celebrate 70 years as head of state. Throughout its existence, the monarchy has entrenched a culture of deference to authority. It’s incompatible with the values of a democracy.
La Poste is using the absence of any strong transnational framework guaranteeing workers’ pay and conditions to exploit England’s precarious labor market. The Left needs to fight to empower states to discipline capitalists, domestically and internationally.
Britain’s Tories promise to “level up” poorer regions to London standards. Yet they’re pursuing the same finance-centered agenda that has fueled inequality for decades: offering social mobility for a small handful while most people’s living standards fall.