The main political casualty of the Brexit crisis is the undeserved reputation as a “left” of Jeremy Corbyn. In emerging as the leading figure for the anti-Brexit wing of the ruling class, Corbyn is making clear that he has no independent political alternative to offer the workers. Rather, he is tying workers opposed to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s reactionary nationalist …Continue reading
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue Parliament is a historic attack on democratic rights and an attempt to force through a Brexit agenda that will have devastating consequences for the jobs and living standards of the working class. Faced with plans by a majority of MPs to prevent at least a no-deal Brexit—leaving the European Union (EU) without a …Continue reading
This statement of the World Socialist Web Site Editorial Board was originally published on 12 April 2019. The World Socialist Web Site emphatically condemns the forcible seizure and arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. We call for an all-out campaign in the UK and internationally to defend Assange, oppose his extradition to the United States, and secure his freedom and …Continue reading
The prospect of leaving the European Union has provoked the deepest crisis of rule in the post-war history of British imperialism. But the great danger is that the working class is not only being prevented from intervening in its own interests, it is being divided against itself and politically subordinated to one or the other of two right-wing pro-capitalist factions. …Continue reading
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