Britain

UK Brexit Vote Reflects a Deep Crisis in Capitalism (Pt 1/2)

UK Brexit Vote Reflects a Deep Crisis in Capitalism

January 15, 2019
Had the British been presented with the option, people might choose a socialist Britain over a capitalist EU, but they are not given that choice, say Prof. Leo Panitch of York University and Jon Lansman of the British Labour Party’s National Executive Committee
Brexit Vote: Will the EU Throw UK PM Theresa May a Lifeline?

Brexit Vote: Will the EU Throw UK PM Theresa May a Lifeline?

January 15, 2019

In spite of the deep splits among the Tories, Prof. John Weeks says that a Brexit agreement will be made when the EU bails out Theresa May in the lead-up to the EU parliamentary elections

Pro-Corbyn UK Labour Councillor on Hunger Strike to Protest British Role in Yemen War

Pro-Corbyn UK Labour Councillor on Hunger Strike to Protest British Role in Yemen War

January 7, 2019

Maya Evans, a Labour councillor in Hastings, Britain, is refusing food for two weeks in a hunger strike protest against the war on Yemen. She was inspired to enter politics after Jeremy Corbyn’s historic leadership victory

Theresa May’s Brexit Blood in Water as UK Tories Circle

Theresa May’s Brexit Blood in Water as UK Tories Circle

December 12, 2018

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wins a no-confidence vote, but the Conservatives remain split on the Brexit deal, says Jeremy Smith, Co-director of Prime Economics

Ecuadorian Ex-Diplomat: Report Claiming Assange Met Manafort Is False

Ecuadorian Ex-Diplomat: Report Claiming Assange Met Manafort Is False

December 6, 2018

The Guardian report claiming WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange met with Paul Manafort is fake news, says the former consul in Ecuador’s London embassy, Fidel Narváez. But it is true that Trump’s ex-campaign chairman met with new Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to discuss handing Assange over to the US.

US Sabotages UN Attempt at Yemen Ceasefire, as Opposition to War Grows in Congress

US Sabotages UN Attempt at Yemen Ceasefire, as Opposition to War Grows in Congress

December 4, 2018

The Trump administration claimed it would seek a ceasefire in Yemen in 30 days, but the US blocked a UN Security Council resolution submitted by Britain. Colonel Larry Wilkerson discusses Congress’ historic vote on a War Powers Resolution bill to force a military withdrawal

What can Britain Teach the US About Curbing Gun Violence?

What can Britain Teach the US About Curbing Gun Violence?

November 27, 2018

After a 1996 school shooting, Britain implemented tough gun control laws. Today they have 100 times fewer gun deaths than the United States

Right-Wing Media: Britain’s Free Healthcare System on the Verge of “Imploding”

British Doctors Respond to American Attacks on NHS

November 24, 2018

Two British doctors fire back at recent criticism of Britain’s Government Run Health Service by Donald Trump and conservative commentators

Brexit Agreement: A Deal Between German Manufacturing and UK Finance Sectors

Brexit Agreement: A Deal Between German Manufacturing and UK Finance Sectors

November 15, 2018

As Britain’s Theresa May inches closer towards a final Brexit agreement, for leaving the European Union, behind the scenes it is not quite the compromise politicians and the media make it out to be, says economist John Weeks