I'm a junior doctor in the NHS, and I'm terrified for this winter

By Junior Doctor Aislinn Macklin.

The deaths in Worcestershire are tragically no surprise. Decades of reshuffling, top-down disorganisation, and now private sector demands have hammered the NHS, and it can barely cope any more

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The left must unite to take control of Brexit debate

John Rees on why post-Brexit politics can't be left to the Tories 

David Cameron's decision to hold the EU referendum ranks as one of the most politically irresponsible decisions of any British government since the Second World War.

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Why ASLEF is striking on Southern Rail

ASLEF represents nearly all the train drivers in the UK, across every company. Our members are professionals who safely and securely transport millions of members of the British public from A to B each day...

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Empty Shoe Memorial


On 3rd of November we read that over two hundred people had drowned over night in the Mediterranean. These were refugees fleeing wars and persecution to reach safety.


Sadly, these latest drowning victims brought the total to 4,220 in 2016 so far,  making 2016 the deadliest year on record.

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Calais: After the demolition, the crisis continues

Written by David M Bailey

Nurse and People’s Assembly activist

Last Saturday was my third trip to the refugee camps in Calais. But this would be different. It was now 3 weeks after the destruction of the ‘Jungle’ camp, which had been situated on a landfill site, near the Eurotunnel. 

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Autumn Statement: Is austerity over?

In a year of political surprises, what are the chances that this Tory government will surprise us by abandoning austerity? Unfortunately, they are vanishingly small. 

Writes economist Michael Burke

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Pay restraint crippling NHS staff

bob.jpgShocking statistics and accounts of NHS workers being pushed into hardship are increasing.

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