Under capitalism, democracy is permitted as long as it doesn’t fundamentally threaten the ruling class and their power – once that line is crossed, the democratic facade crumbles rapidly.
In just a few years, the Black Death wiped out more than one third of Europe’s population. The world it left behind offered new possibilities for peasants and workers to resist their masters.
By publishing far-right conspiracies like ‘Hijacked Labour,’ whose evidence was sourced from neo-Nazi websites, The Sun is setting left-wingers and journalists up to be attacked – or even killed.
The last decade has seen the Conservative Party run a concerted campaign against democratic and civil rights – if they win next week, all indications are that it will get much worse.
Ahead of today’s NATO Summit, Britain faces a choice – line up behind Trump’s America on the world stage, or break with it and pursue a foreign policy of peace under Jeremy Corbyn.
Thirty years after the Hillsborough disaster, yesterday’s verdict reaffirmed a rule of British society: the ruling class are never held accountable for the crimes they commit against working people.
By lining up behind hardline loyalists and advocating impunity for state-sanctioned killings, the Tories have undermined decades of peace building in Northern Ireland in just a few short years.
From the hostile environment to Windrush and relentless Muslim-bashing, the Conservative record in government shows how comfortable the party is with racism.
The Lib Dems want to reduce this election to Brexit because their record in government – including Jo Swinson’s time as minister – helped to deepen many of Britain’s worst injustices.
The Lib Dems’ promise to make Brexit go away with one neat trick is a cynical ploy to pick up votes – and exposes how little the party has thought through its Brexit plans.
At every step of the way since 2016 it has been Labour that acted to stop the worst fallout from the Tories’ Brexit plans while the Lib Dems exploited the crisis for political gain.
The border controversy is just the latest episode in the epic of Britain’s political establishment and their wilful ignorance of Ireland.