Workers must not be made to pay for Covid crisis

Beware the second wave: not just the threat to lives from a further spike in Covid-19, but to livelihoods from impending recession, mass unemployment and an increasingly likely ‘no deal’ Brexit.

Spinning plates and crashing out

Peter Kenyon looks forward to a dismal future for Britain and its children post-Brexit

Labour’s British Railways mark 2 is a dead duck

Back to the 1950s is no way to run a modern railway system, says Paul Salveson

Time for renewables

Dave Toke says renewable energy is likely to soar in 2020 as a proportion of UK electricity consumption

Domestic violence during Covid-19

Sabia Kamali reports on the rise in abuse against women during coronavirus and the Sisters Forum support initiative

Tory immigration plans: policy screw-up number 3

The government’s version of a points-based scheme is aiming to do all the things that an immigration policy ought not to do. Don Flynn explains why another car crash outcome is looming

Thanks for the cash Rishi – now can we have an economy?

Don Flynn sees a form of state capitalism emerging requiring robust democratic responses

Towards a just economy: no return to the 1930s

In the face of massive recession, Bryn Jones argues that a narrative for a just economy must be the new direction in a post-Covid future

1945: promise of a new day

Ian Bullock reflects on the mixed legacy of the Attlee government

Chartist at 50

50 years of Chartist

Chartist has been in production for 50 years. Patricia d'Ardenne spoke to the editor, Mike Davis, to get a view of the magazine’s history and current outlook.

Time for renewables

Dave Toke says renewable energy is likely to soar in 2020 as a proportion of UK electricity consumption

Starmer over-reacts on Long-Bailey

Don Flynn says Sir Keir Starmer has turned his back on a movement against excessive police force

Sterility of the middle ground

Don Flynn finds Labour’s election review sidesteps the important issues

Back to the war zone

Patrick Mulcahy on gestures of solidarity in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods