Priti Patel to give police powers to prevent protesters travelling

Since Priti Patel’s announcement on Tuesday (5 October) to crack down on protesters, civil liberties groups have reacted with outrage, saying the plans disregard any notion of a “healthy democracy”. 

Challenge: voice of Britain’s youth – yesterday, today and tomorrow

The essential purpose and the central task of Challenge in this regard is not an easy one. Our magazine, like our organisation, is addressed with nothing less than winning mass support among young workers and students for revolutionary socialism, the Communist Party and our programme, Britain’s Road to Socialism.

School funding gap has more than doubled since Tories came to power

A report published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found the gap between private school fees and state school spending per pupil in England has more than doubled in the last 10 years.

Saudi state takes over Newcastle United

The initial reaction to the move has been one of joy and relief from fans of the club, who have long suffered from parasitic owners producing bad results, but although the takeover may produce good results for Newcastle on the pitch, off of it there are much more nefarious intentions at play.

Pandora Papers expose dodgy finances of the rich and powerful

On Sunday (3 October), a leaked cache of 11.9 million financial records was published, detailing 14 companies who work to establish offshore corporations and trusts. The leak has revealed the tax-dodging of many of the world’s rich and powerful, including Tony and Cherie Blair, the Queen’s estate, and Conservative co-chair Ben Elliot.

The Queen found to be funding Prince Andrew’s sexual abuse case

Although this sequence of events has surprised many, the truth is that the history of the monarchy vastly contradicts the reputation it seeks to portray. What has taken place is hundreds of years of brutal colonisation and plundering of the global south, as well as imposing tyranny and poverty upon the people of Britain for the crown’s own benefit.

Barbados to ditch the royal family and become a republic

The nation of Barbados has announced its intent to remove the British monarch as its head of state, becoming a republic. By November 30th 2021, the 55th anniversary of Barbados’ independence, a president will be elected as the country’s new head of state.