Socialist Party of Great Britain

The UK's Oldest Socialist Party – A companion party of the World Socialist Movement

‘king’ Boris: The Wages of Duplicity

Boris, the indefatigable, is crowned King After each of Boris Johnson’s many gaffs and indiscretions one imagines that he must finally be dead and buried politically, yet he rises from the grave like a zombie in a B-Horror movie. Now…

Living on Low Wages

In 1865 Karl Marx advised workers to drop the conservative motto ‘A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work!’ and instead advocate the abolition of the wages system. Over a century and a half later, reformers are still ignoring…

Syriza: Greek capitalism’s repair crew

In January 2015 there was dancing in the streets of Athens as a left-wing anti-austerity party, Syriza, a ‘coalition of the radical left’, made up of various left and Green groups, Eurocommunists and some Trotskyists, had just won the Greek…

Anti-semitism: What it is and What it isn’t

Anti-semitism: what is it? Some Jewish organisations, echoed by the media, have been accusing the Labour Party of tolerating antisemitism in its ranks. There are bigots who don’t like Jews and deluded people who imagine that ‘the Jews’ control the…

Capitalism and Food: Consuming Hunger

Under capitalism, we recognise a huge mistake among those wanting to see changes for the better – not that positive changes are undesirable but simply that tinkering with a mechanism (or machine) that has been invented or created erroneously can’t…

Homelessness: A 21st Century Scandal

Homelessness: another reform doesn’t work. By the time the Homelessness Reduction Act came into force in April 2018, it had become the most prolonged and costly Private Member’s Bill to be implemented. As far as legislation goes, it seems to…

Chairing UK plc

By the end of this month Britain will have a new Prime Minister – either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt – but does it matter? In Britain the Prime Minister is the head of the government, the executive arm of…