Education: How to lose friends and alienate people

29th March 2016 Socialist Action 0

By Paul Atkin

There is an air of recklessness about this government. It’s as if they are aware of how thin and shallow their popular support is, so they are going for broke in the hope of carrying the day through sheer chutzpah. In the process they run the risk of pushing an already straining schools system beyond breaking point.

Stand up to the Tory racist offensive

5th February 2016 Socialist Action 0

The following article by Sabby Dhalu, on the Tories’ renewed racist agenda, giving succour to the extreme right, was originally published by the Morning Star.

For the first time in a while, the National Front (NF) made headlines last Saturday. At its demonstration in Dover the NF were openly sieg-heiling – emulating Hitler’s Nazis is unlikely to draw large numbers of support.

Tactical victory for Cameron – unnecessary defeat for Labour

10th May 2015 Socialist Action 0


The outcome of the 2015 general election was a tactical triumph for David Cameron but it was achieved by destroying his own political allies the LibDems. For Labour this was a huge missed opportunity. There is now a Tory Prime Minister with a majority in Parliament with the lowest share of the popular vote ever, who presided over the longest decline in living standards, yet Labour lost seats. The rise of the SNP, the other big winner from the election, being due to the greater distance it places between itself and Tory policies.