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King Charles III Assumes the Throne by Firing over 100 Workers

King Charles III began his reign by announcing the firing of 100 workers from his previous residence. This comes amid complaints that people have been arrested for demonstrating against the monarchy.

Thatcherite Liz Truss Is Sworn in as UK Prime Minister

Amid an economic and political crisis, Conservative Liz Truss became the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

Ezra Brain

September 7, 2022

British Postal Workers Reject Below-Inflation Contract Offer and Announce Upcoming Strike

The union representing postal workers in Britain has announced four days of strikes in the coming weeks — the first such labor action since 2009.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Fall Highlights British Imperialism’s Political Crisis

UK prime minister Boris Johnson has stepped down after mounting crises and many prominent Conservative resignations. His fall reveals the deep political crises facing British imperialism.

Claudia Cinatti

July 8, 2022

No ‘Jubilee’ for Workers: UK Organizes Multimillion-Dollar Celebrations for Queen Elizabeth

While the working class struggles with soaring costs of living and rising poverty, the UK is spending over $35 million on Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. It’s time to abolish the monarchy.

Otto Fors

June 3, 2022

England’s “Live with Covid” Approach Means More Working-Class Deaths

On Monday, UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced the end of many coronavirus mitigation measures and reduction in free testing. The working class should be able to decide when it’s safe to roll back prevention measures and how to do so.

K.S. Mehta

February 23, 2022

Barbados Becomes a Republic

On Tuesday, Barbados dropped Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a republic. This was a result of the accelerated unrest after last year’s anti-racist and anti-colonial demonstrations around the world sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Another factor was the United Kingdom’s ongoing mistreatment of West Indian migrants.

Diplomatic Crisis in Britain and France: Xenophobia and Reactionary One-Upmanship

Three days after the tragedy that cost the lives of 27 migrants in the English Channel, the war of words between France and Britain resumed in earnest after the French disinvited the British from a meeting to discuss the migrant crisis.

Nathan Erderof

November 27, 2021

The Police, Not Trans People, Make Women Unsafe

Wayne Couzens, a London police officer, kidnapped and murdered a woman. But, rather than focusing on systemic police violence toward women, the Guardian chose to publish an op-ed blaming trans people for making women unsafe.

Ezra Brain

October 6, 2021