coronavirus

Paying for the pandemic – war lessons for Labour

Dennis Leech argues that when it comes to paying for the pandemic, Labour should learn the lessons of the two world wars: austerity is not sound economics for recovery

Schools out for summer?

Dave Lister calls out a rushed and ill-prepared Cabinet decision to reopen primary schools
Liverpool supporters at Anfield

Football’s political game of thrones

Public safety is taking a back seat as the rich clubs and government ministers thrash out a plan to get the Premier League show back on the road.

A Covid New World of ever-growing inequality

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the UK, Puru Miah reports how inequality and racism is seeing Covid-19 hit the Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities hardest of all

The Muslims are immune

Puru Miah finds Trevor Philips’ appointment as adviser to Public Health England and his Times comments about Muslims and Covid-19 deeply objectionable

Seoul survivor

Glyn Ford on a South Korean success story

Mutual Aid groups and Covid-19: a grassroots demand for social insurance

Puru Miah sees the flowering of Mutual Aid groups as a signal for a new form of social insurance that includes a universal basic income

Why can’t Britain cope with Covid-19?

Bryn Jones finds a catalogue of short-term failures combined with the corrosive effects of neoliberal free-marketism and ten years of austerity underline the crisis

Nudging towards 400,000 deaths

David Hookes on the dangerous role of behavioural ‘science’ experts and the concept of ‘herd immunity’ in the Government response to the Covid-19 epidemic

Putting people’s health before profit

Paul Nowak explains how trade unions, in contrast to some business fat cats, have been at the forefront of pushing Government to take belated but necessary actions to protect us from the ravages of Covid-19. But there is more to do

A radical programme to get us through the crisis

The UK, in common with the rest of Europe, has swung sharply in the direction of state capitalism. Don Flynn argues that Labour has to push hard to ensure that full employment, a cooperative model for business and a strong voice for workers and communities becomes the direction of travel