Siege of Qatar – new adventure for Trump and Gulf allies

29th June 2017 Socialist Action 0

By Stephen Bell

On 5 June the governments of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt imposed a blockade upon the people of Qatar. Qatar’s sole land border, with Saudi Arabia, was closed. Air space over the blockading countries was denied to Qatari planes. Access on the sea, via UAE ports, was denied. Qatar imports 98 per cent of its foodstuff, mostly through the Saudi land route.

Labour is a government-in-waiting

26th June 2017 Socialist Action 0

By Ian Richardson

The latest opinion polls show that Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is on course to win any early general election. This is why not just the Tory Party but the entire political and economic establishment is desperate to prevent there being any early election, despite this meaning a weak and ineffective government.