The terrifying experience of getting sick on a visit to America reminded me why Brits cherish our National Health Service. The NHS doesn’t just make the United Kingdom healthier — it creates a spirit of equality that changes people's entire mentality about health care.
Dawn Foster is a Jacobin staff writer, a columnist for the Guardian, and the author of Lean Out.
A historic election is looming in Britain and panicking Tories will be tempted to tack to the far right. It’s starting to dawn on Boris Johnson that no one will be coming to clean up the mess he’s made of Brexit.
Thanks to his Brexit brinksmanship, Boris Johnson has lost his majority and an election is now looming. He could well end up the shortest-serving Prime Minister in British history.
British politics exploded into chaos again with the news that the Queen will shut down Parliament on Boris Johnson’s request. The move is aimed at preventing MPs from stopping any no-deal Brexit — another sign that Britain is headed for a general election fought against the backdrop of Brexit psychodrama.
Working people knew the war in Iraq was a mistake — but they didn’t have a media to speak for them.
Last week’s attack on Guardian columnist Owen Jones is another sign of an emboldened far right and the degeneration of public discourse in Brexit Britain.
With his proposal for a caretaker government to stop a No Deal Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn has finally torn the mask off the hardline Remainers and centrist ultras. They’d rather see Britain crash out of the EU under Boris Johnson than risk departing from neoliberalism under Jeremy Corbyn.
Political life in Britain has long been plagued by the mystique of the “clever man” — the supposedly brilliant Oxbridge mandarin. But more often than not, the Latin-spouting emperor has no clothes.
Political parties these days are rarely in touch with ordinary voters except at election time. With its new community organizing program, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is starting to change that.
Media pundits and Tory messaging wizards prefer to engage in endless chatter about meaningless Westminster ephemera. But Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour does best when it focuses on concrete policies that improve people’s lives.
Boris Johnson’s career has been one long romp of consequence-free irresponsibility. Now, as he faces an impossible Brexit and unprecedented public scrutiny, his lucky streak is about to end.
The Tories want you to believe they ended austerity years ago. But they never did — and under a Boris Johnson premiership, it’s about to get worse.
The Tory leadership race has got everything: a media class besotted with their latest centrist savior, a kamikaze Conservative Party in full self-immolation mode, and a Labour Party leadership under siege from enraged Remainer ultras. Coming soon: Boris Johnson in 10 Downing Street.
Jeremy Corbyn recently mentioned that he’d read James Joyce’s Ulysses and liked it. It triggered a deranged uproar from Britain’s elite cultural gatekeepers. They’re just mad we’re coming for their stuff.
Britain has had two elections in recent weeks, and the lessons are clear: Labour’s grassroots strategy under Jeremy Corbyn is working — and the far right remains a major threat.
Jeremy Corbyn has snubbed Donald Trump's visit to London, earning him predictable criticism from the British media. Who cares? Corbyn is on the right side of history.
We should demand a media that covers the lives and struggles of working people — homeless, on the verge of eviction, trying to hang on. And not the glamorous lives of property speculators.
Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party enemies have given up trying to depose him. Their strategy now is just to cause as much damage as possible.
For millennials struggling to make it in the post-crash economy, class is everywhere: in their friendships, their sex lives, their doctor's office. That's why Sally Rooney's novels have been so successful.
Theresa May climbed her way up the political ladder by pushing policies that brought misery to others. Her ignominious fall is richly deserved.