Running out of road
James Turley looks at the G20 and continued US-UK domination
Over the weekend, finance ministers and officials from the G20 group of industrialised states met in London, ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Pittsburgh later this month.
The result of the meeting is, to say the least, very telling. The main talking point was … read this post
James Turley writes that we need an internationalist response to the capitalist crisis
When the present economic crisis first began to bite, the bourgeois press – and the left – used up a lot of ink discussing how deep it would turn out to be. Would it be as bad as the 1997 Asian financial collapse, the 1987 crash on … read this post
Ted North examines the new-look, progressive, Keynesian Brown
Whilst it is typical media hyperbole to claim that Gordon Brown has a “new-found status as a global financial leviathan”, it is clear that major political changes are afoot (Sunday Herald November 10).
An end to the troubles and downward spiral of the Labour Party seemed unlikely just a couple of months … read this post
James Turley examines the ‘Brown Bounce’
Back when Gordon Brown assumed the reins of government in 2007, Labour’s poll ratings shot up.
He was, after all, replacing the by then almost universally reviled Tony Blair; he had under his belt a decade as an apparently competent chancellor and a cryptic reputation for being to the left of Blair on key … read this post