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  • Capitalism and Immigration

    [Issue: May/June 2006]

    Method behind madness It would be wrong to conclude from the foregoing that there is no method in the madness of the ruling bourgeoisie. Immigration controls, with their implied message that immigrants, not capitalism, are the problem, divide the working class by pitting its indigenous section... [Read more]

  • Capitalism and immigration

    [Issue: March/April 2006]

    Ours is not the first generation to encounter migration on a vast scale. 200 million people, representing 3% of the global population, work outside their countries – double the number of migrants 25 years ago. This new wave of migration (for which there are several reasons to which we shall... [Read more]

  • The iniquitous and outrageous Nationality and Borders Bill

    [Issue: March/April 2022]

    Following on from the preparatory laws that have been added lately to the state armoury for oppressing workers and putting down any possible insurrections or even disagreements with government taken to the streets in protest, we now see the Nationality and Borders Bill sat in the Committee stage... [Read more]

  • Hong Kong and the British government’s servile stupidity

    [Issue: July/August 2020]

    The latest anti-China hysteria being provoked in the UK around the protests in Hong Kong and China’s supposed culpability in connection with the coronavirus pandemic amount to nothing more than the screams of rage of a fading imperialist power confronted with a power which is swiftly rising to... [Read more]

  • The Windrush scandal

    [Issue: May/June 2018]

    The Immigration Act 2014 provided for people to be liable to immediate deportation if they could not prove their right to remain in the UK. Not only that, it prohibited landlords from providing premises to such people and the NHS and banks from providing their services. It denied them the right... [Read more]

  • Notes on the Labour and Tory Party Conferences 2016

    [Issue: November/December 2016]

    The Labour Party Conference started with a bang for the Corbynistas this year with the declaration of the last leadership election giving their messiah a massive 313,209 votes to 193,229 or 61.8% lead over the Right Social-Democratic factions man, Owen Smith. This was not in the end a surprising... [Read more]

  • UKIP, xenophobia and the upcoming general election

    [Issue: January/February 2015]

    Divisive role of racism Racism is a potent weapon used by the ruling class to divide the working class so as to render the latter powerless in its struggle against capitalist exploitation and all the ills that flow from it – unemployment, inadequate housing, poor education, with health... [Read more]

  • The National Question in Scotland

    [Issue: September/October 2012]

    IntroductionThe continuing decline of British imperialism, combined with the continuing decline of the working-class movement, has over the past at least three decades pushed the national question in Britain to the fore.  It is not the first time in history that such a period of reaction and... [Read more]

  • Elections: Labour popularity hits all time low and BNP gain two Euro MPs – is fascism on the rise?

    [Issue: July/August 2009]

    The results: Labour gets a grillingThe local and European Parliament elections conducted on 4 June were, as was widely predicted, a disaster for Labour, which suffered its worst election result since the Second World War. In the local elections (for all 27 County Councils, three existing Unitary... [Read more]

  • CPGB-ML’s reply to the lies and slanders of the CPB

    [Issue: January/February 2009]

    In his letter to all the members of the Working Party of the International Conference of Communist and Workers’ Parties, dated 1 September 2008, John Foster, International Secretary of the CPB (Communist Party of Britain) stated that the International Department of the KKE (Communist Party of... [Read more]

  • Racism, fascism and the forthcoming general election

    [Issue: March/April 2005]

    A British general election is looming, likely to be held in May this year. Enthusiasm for voting among the electorate is at an all-time low, as 8 years of Labour government have been more than enough to convince everyone that there really is nothing to choose between the major parties, while... [Read more]

  • The Immigration and Asylum Bill –

    [Issue: March/April 1999]

    a plot to evade Britain’s Geneva Convention obligationsThe Immigration and Asylum Bill presented to the House of Commons on 9 February 1999 should have been entitled the Elimination of Asylum Bill. The Explanatory Note issued by the government in order to spell out the Bill” intentions admits in... [Read more]

  • Inhumanity towards desperate asylum seekers

    [Issue: January/February 2022]

    Every so often Immigration is thrown back into the spotlight of media (and therefore, public) attention. Sometimes the attention is raised by a failed politician hiring a boat and causing a nuisance chasing around the English Channel with a film crew looking feverishly for an overloaded boat... [Read more]

  • The Nationalism of the CPBML

    [Issue: January/February 2007]

    In the October 2006 issue of Workers, organ of the Communist Party of Britain Marxist Leninist (CPBML) (*see note at end of paragraph), there is an article entitled “Let’s have a working class debate on immigration.” The article, bewailing the high numbers of immigrants, states that “due to the... [Read more]

  • Rishi Sunak – the third prime minister in 7 weeks

    [Issue: November/December 2022]

    On Tuesday 25 October, Rishi Sunak became Britain’s prime minister, replacing Liz Truss who had lasted a mere 44 days (from 6 September to 25 October), the shortest serving prime minister in British history. Sunak is the third prime minister in just seven weeks. His is the fifth consecutive... [Read more]

  • Macron secures second term as French President, despite huge unpopularity, amid an “ocean of abstentions”

    [Issue: May/June 2022]

    News of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the 2022 French Presidential election, broadcast worldwide before counting had closed, brought forth an audible sigh of collective relief from the global corporate neo-liberal elite. The City of London, Wall Street, the French Bourse, Washington, Westminster,... [Read more]

  • A critique of “Britain’s Road to Socialism” in the 21st century – The Programme of the Communist Party of Britain (CPB) – PART TWO

    [Issue: July/August 2021]

    ImperialismThe BRS wisely informs us that “the chief characteristics of imperialism, therefore, are monopolisation, colonial or – in countries that have won formal political independence – neo-colonial super-exploitation, inter-imperialist rivalry and war.”Lenin defined the chief characteristics... [Read more]

  • Crude jingoism deployed to boost President Trump in US mid-term elections

    [Issue: January/February 2019]

    Anyone who has access to a computer, a television, a radio or a newspaper has doubtless heard the news of the vast caravan of Central American peoples that was heading through Mexico, at the time leading up to the US mid-term elections. The participants were attributed with having the expressed... [Read more]

  • Sanctions: The tectonic plates of the world order are beginning to shift as a consequence of imperialist parasitism

    [Issue: September/October 2018]

    It is an inescapable law of capitalism that there has to be a general striving towards monopoly. At a certain stage of development giant monopolies, as epitomised by the world’s multinational corporations, become so dominant that national governments become their handmaidens, representing the... [Read more]

  • After the election: what now?

    [Issue: July/August 2017]

     Crisis breeds chaosTo make sense of this election, the first thing that has to be understood is the context: the deep capitalist crisis of overproduction is creating conditions of chaos and uncertainty in all spheres of life. As in all the other capitalist countries of the world, the ruling... [Read more]