The Brexit Deal: A Marxist Analysis
As the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, British capitalism will suffer. But as Marxist economist Michael Roberts argues, the bigger problem is the COVID slump and the underlying weakness of British capital.
Michael RobertsJanuary 4, 2021
The recent UK election represented a massive set-back for the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. What this defeat proves is that socialism will not be achieved through electoralism and we need true, radical solutions to the pressing issues of our day. No politician, no election, and no one fight defines the struggle for socialism. It is an international project and one that cannot be accomplished or defeated in a single moment.
Ezra BrainDecember 20, 2019
UK Elections: Boris Johnson wins with a Large Majority
The Conservative Party’s landslide victory means trouble for the UK working class, but a messy Brexit debate and increasing numbers of radicalized youth point to further political instability.
Diego SacchiDecember 13, 2019
Leave or Remain: There is no Working Class Solution to Brexit
As British voters go to the polls for EU elections, Brexit remains the main question that drives their political choices. However, despite both sides of the debate claiming to speak for the people, the Brexit debate represents a struggle between two pro-capitalist positions.
Yekaterina OziashviliMay 23, 2019
Will Brexit Undermine London’s Financial Power? An Interview With Tony Norfield
Tony Norfield is a London-based economist. For eight years, he worked as an economic consultant, and for close to 20 years in the dealing rooms of London banks, most recently as executive director of a major European bank, in charge of analyzing global foreign-exchange markets.
Esteban MercatanteOctober 19, 2018
Should Socialists Get Behind the Scottish Independence Movement?
By far the biggest political issue in Scotland right now is the question of independence from the United Kingdom—the political entity made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Natasha DrakeJuly 20, 2018
The French Election and the Crisis of the Fifth Republic
Marine Le Pen won 34.2% of the votes, 12% of the votes were left blank, and there was the overall highest abstention since 1969. Trump congratulated Macron on twitter.
Ximena GoldmanMay 18, 2017
London: The Power to Use Other People’s Money
Continuing our series focusing on current works discussing modern-day imperialism, we take a look at Tony Norfield’s book, The City, which examines the role of London's financial center within the broader context of global capitalism.
Esteban MercatanteNovember 24, 2016