UK government cop-out at COP26

Simon Pirani says at COP26 politicians gave the thumbs-up to more oil and gas

Not fit for purpose

Sea water swimming brought Karen Constantine up close to the realities of sewage pollution, underlining why Labour must commit to renationalisation

Parliamentary gravy train

Prem Sikka on the scandal of MPs' second jobs and government complicity

Government talks big, acts small

Frances O’Grady outlines the TUC recovery plan to combat pay squeeze

Keith Savage – an appreciation

Mike Davis on a committed activist and socialist champion of the arts

Afghanistan and the forever war

Paul Dixon puts the spotlight on the military elite’s warmongering

France – left populism flags

Andrew Coates finds a fragmented left and a split far-right

Porker skewered

Peter Kenyon reviews Conservative and Labour Party electoral prospects in the wake of the North Shropshire by-election

Tories put politics first on economy

Dennis Leech says Labour needs to do more than promise to balance the books

Joining the dots on Labour and unions

Maria Exall says positive proposals for workers agreed at Conference need joined up politics to work

A social guarantee for adult social care

Maeve Cohen says market-driven care services must go, while highlighting a local alternative model

No one safe until all safe

Nick Dearden says Britain must follow US in agreeing a patent waiver