John Palmer


EU debate: what are the real choices?

27 December 2015 Of all the anticipated flashpoints to come in 2016, a UK referendum on EU membership could be the most divisive — John Palmer argues the left must begin with simple answers

A Precariat Charter

19 March 2015 A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens, by Guy Standing, reviewed by John Palmer

Book review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty

30 April 2014 John Palmer argues that Piketty's bestseller presents a challenge to even the most blinkered of defenders of the present neo-liberal order

How the corporate elite win the class war

24 November 2013 John Palmer reviews Susan George's latest book How to Win the Class War: The Lugano Report II

Facing reality – after the crisis in the SWP

22 January 2013 John Palmer looks at some of the roots of the party's problems, and asks where the left can go from here

A revolutionary without a revolution

9 October 2011 John Palmer on lessons learned from the life of socialist Tony Cliff