Most people have suffered through the pandemic, but the world’s richest have seen their wealth rise by a combined $5 trillion. No one needs to hoard that kind of money – it’s time to tax it for a fairer world.
The UK now has the highest Covid-19 death rate in the world. Boris Johnson’s strategy has failed, and the vaccine isn’t a silver bullet – we need a plan for Zero Covid that puts lives and livelihoods first.
Britain and the world face overlapping crises of historic proportions. Only the Left can meet the challenges of our time but that means urgently organising around a popular programme.
After the coronavirus crisis, the state will likely play a much larger role in the economy. But its interventions will serve the interests of the wealthy – unless the Left gets organised, argues Richard Burgon.
Socialist Campaign Group secretary Richard Burgon speaks to Tribune about the fallout from the coronavirus crisis, the leaked Labour report – and the need to prevent a new Cold War in the international arena.
Labour must rebuild trust among working-class people in all parts of the country – but abandoning its transformational policies would be a mistake, argues Richard Burgon.
Ending short sentences and investing in problem-solving courts, effective probation and Women’s Centres is the key to safer communities.