National Sections of the L5I:

Permanent Revolution 10

British capitalism under the Tories: results and prospects

For the last fifteen years successive Tory governments have attempted to set the British economy to rights. In 1979 Thatcher claimed that the economy was overmanned and inefficient. Her aim was to let the competitive pressures of the free market regenerate British capitalism. Read more...

Review: Walter Daum – The Life and Death of Stalinism

The publication of Walter Daum’s book* in 1990 could not have been better timed from the point of view of marketing. It hit the streets as the world in general and the left in particular were reassessing Stalinism. As regime after regime in Eastern Europe was toppled many on the left threw in their lot with the bourgeois critics of socialism. Read more...

Militant after Grant: the unbroken thread?

An analysis of the claims to orthodox Trotskyism by the Militant Tendency and Ted Grant, by Colin Lloyd and Richard Brenner Read more...

Fighting the "enemy within" - Thatcher Major and the Tories

When Margaret Thatcher came to power in 1979 she had united the Tory party around the goal of breaking the strength of the British trade unions. This, the Thatcherites argued, was essential for the restructuring of industry and the restoration of British capitalism’s profitability. Read more...