Ever since their election victory almost two years ago, Boris Johnson and the Tories have tried to convince voters that ‘austerity is over’. And many commentators, including some on the left, have bought into this idea.Continue reading Austerity Isn’t Over — Prepare for Class Struggle
Will there be a post-COVID economic boom?
The world is breathing a collective sigh of relief at news that a viable vaccine may be in sight. With this comes the prospect of an end to the pandemic and a return to normality.Continue reading Will there be a post-COVID economic boom?
Rising Poverty Shames Capitalism
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published its annual Poverty in Scotland report on the current state of poverty levels in Scotland, and its findings make for dire reading. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, around a million people in Scotland were in poverty, “living precarious and insecure lives”. That breaks down as 230,000 children, 640,000 working age adults, and 150,000 pensioners.Continue reading Rising Poverty Shames Capitalism
Ruling class in crisis: our modern-day Ancien Régime
The mood amongst ordinary people is rapidly shifting as the Tory government lurches from scandal to crisis. The widening class divide in society is being exposed by events, preparing the way for revolutionary explosions.Continue reading Ruling class in crisis: our modern-day Ancien Régime