THE decision by Labour’s national constitutional committee (NCC) to suspend Ken Livingstone for a year has predictably failed to satisfy anyone.
Loudest are the howls of outrage from those demanding a more severe penalty for Livingstone, who argue that it is perverse to find the...
Thursday 6th Apr 2017
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
THE terrorist atrocity in St Petersburg was pushed from the top of the news agenda yesterday by reports of a chemical weapons attack on Khan Sheikhoun early in the morning.
The Syrian town is held by opponents of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Damascus. The BBC and Sky reported that...
Wednesday 5th Apr 2017
Tory willy-waving misses the point when it comes to Gibraltar's dubious place in the European Union
Tuesday 4th Apr 2017
THE draft guidelines published yesterday, for how the EU will approach negotiations for Britain’s exit, confirm how necessary it is to leave that anti-working class, anti-democratic organisation.
As might be expected from a body founded on the principles of so-called “free...
Saturday 1st Apr 2017
LEN McCLUSKEY is quite correct to alert the labour movement to the dangers lurking in the government’s Great Reform Bill.
Workers’ rights are directly in the line of fire. So also are workplace health and safety regulations. They must be protected.
Of equal concern,...
Friday 31st Mar 2017
YESTERDAY was a historic day in the history of Britain and its three constituent nations.
Triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Constitutional Treaty marks the beginning of the formal process of leaving the European Union. This meets the demand of the majority of those who voted in last...
Thursday 30th Mar 2017
TODAY the Prime Minister is to trigger Article 50 and begin negotiations over leaving the European Union — and that means the left needs to seriously up its game.
The EU question has obviously divided the labour movement.
Early last year the left was on the front foot:...
Wednesday 29th Mar 2017
LABOUR’S six tests for the government on negotiating our departure from the European Union show a disappointing lack of ambition.
Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer, like leader Jeremy Corbyn, has navigated a treacherous course since Britain voted to leave the EU and has...
Tuesday 28th Mar 2017
IT WOULD be a mistake to think that the revaluation of business rates, from which Chancellor Philip Hammond is to receive a payout, had been designed to benefit him personally.
Not least because the changes, which estate agents say are the largest in a generation, were drawn up two...
Monday 27th Mar 2017
THE statement from 14 nations in the Americas seeking to force early elections on Venezuela shows how much ground the left has lost in recent years.
The tired demands made by the group have all been heard before, particularly the hysteria over “political prisoners” such as...
Saturday 25th Mar 2017