Support Len McCluskey for Unite General Secretary

21st December 2016 Socialist Action 0

Unite the Union is holding an election for its General Secretary in 2017.

As the Tory government heads towards a hard Brexit and tightens austerity, Unite needs a strong leadership that fights to defend people’s jobs and living standards.

Support Len McCluskey

Lib Dems – still want to prop up the Tories

13th December 2016 Socialist Action 0

Notes from the front of 13-12-16

Lib Dems – still want to prop up the Tories

On 5 December Lib Dem leader Tim Farron told an interviewer that he had not ruled out joining a coalition with the Tories. After the experience of five years of reactionary coalition with Cameron he might have learnt a little caution. But no, he said ‘Any serious politician who rules out going into power isn’t a serious politician’.

Autumn Statement shows Brexit makes us poorer

8th December 2016 Socialist Action 0

The article below by Tom O’Leary provides an analysis of the recent Autumn Statement including the forecasts for growth and living standards that have been revised sharply lower by the Office of Budget Responsibility. A key point is that the OBR is clear: around 60 per cent of the cuts made to those forecasts are a result of the Brexit referendum vote. Brexit will make us poorer.