National Sections of the L5I:

Britain

Does the SNP offer a way forward for the left in Scotland?

Since the 45 per cent “yes” vote in the independence referendum, the SNP’s membership has nearly quadrupled to 92,000, making it the biggest party in Scotland by far. Read more...

Britain: Political-Economic Perspectives 2014/15

As Britain approaches its most unpredictable election in many decades, Dave Stockton surveys the state of the economy, the labour movement and the far left Read more...

Britain: hot Autumn or Winter freeze?

Britain’s public sector unions launched a coordinated strike on 10 July to break the pay freeze. Read more...

Eleanor Marx: fighting for working women and trade union rights

Eleanor Marx: A Life
Rachel Holmes, Bloomsbury, 2014
ISBN 9780747583844
£21.99 Read more...

Review: the Silvertown general strike

The lost story of a strike that shook London and helped launch the modern labour movement

Silvertown
John Tully, Monthly Review Press/Lawrence & Wishart, 2014
ISBN 9781907103995
£15.00 Read more...

Rank and File movements: the great debate

There is renewed debate about rank and file trade unionism among sections of the far left at the moment. Read more...

Scottish referendum shocks the establishment

The result of the referendum on independence in Scotland, 45 percent voting Yes for independence, 55 percent voting No, showed a clear majority against independence. Read more...

Scottish referendum: shock upset as polls show independence is possible

The Scots have an inalienable democratic right to separate from the UK if they wish. Read more...

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