UK


Manchester skyline

Why planning is political

23 February 2021 Andrea Sandor explores how community-led developments are putting democracy at the heart of the planning process

A street sign in Watford marks Colonial Way leading to Rhodes Way, Imperial Way and Clive Way

Statues, street names, and contested memory

10 February 2021 Proudly 'anti-woke' posturing is just the latest government attempt to memorialise white supremacy. Meghan Tinsley reports on the politics of commemoration

Who decides what counts as ‘political’?

8 February 2021 Government demands for public sector ‘neutrality’ uphold a harmful status quo. For civil servant Sophie Izon, it's time to speak out

Where now on Brexit?

1 February 2021 It's a month since Brexit was declared 'done', but the complex process of EU trade negotiations has only just begun. In the first of a two-part series, Luke Cooper explains the contradictory nature of the Brexit deal and outlines the agenda ahead for progressives

Can radical federalism save the UK?

25 January 2021 Professor Kevin Morgan asks whether radical federalism offers a progressive alternative to the break up of the United Kingdom?

In the shadow of student rent strikes

9 January 2021 Outside the media fanfare surrounding the recent wave of university-based militancy, one community's fight against developers goes on. Robert Firth reports

50 years of gay liberation

27 November 2020 Sam Stroud looks back at the UK’s first ever LGBTQ+ demonstration and explains its significance for liberation struggles today

Review – Skint Estate by Cash Carraway

20 November 2020 Cash Carraway's memoir is a powerful recollection of working class struggle. Her story is a quiet call to arms, writes Jessica Andrews

Review – Why You Should Be A Trade Unionist by Len McCluskey

17 November 2020 Best look elsewhere if you want to truly understand the need for trade unionism in the 21st century, warn a collective of Unite members

Northern Independence Party

The case for Northern independence

12 November 2020 The newly-launched Northern Independence Party makes the case for Northumbrian secession