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Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson
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Former council leader, shadow minister and MP for Derby North. Now working with others to build a grassroots, anti-imperialist working class movement.

There’s no reason why we can’t all have proper pensions

Britain is a wealthy nation so the provision of dignity in retirement is not an unaffordable luxury — it should be a basic right for all citizens, says CHRIS WILLIAMSON The provision of a decent retirement pension system in Britain has been a bone of contention for many years. But despite...

Chris Williamson: UNMASKING THE EHRC

It would appear that far from being an ‘equalities watchdog’, the EHRC has become a right-wing attack dog.  Despite the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s noble name, the reality of how it has operated since it was established almost thirteen years ago tells a very different story. The EHRC came into...

Leaving the EU and entering a new economic paradigm

Despite being a Remainer, CHRIS WILLIAMSON former Labour MP now believes what really matters is how we enact modern and visionary socialist policies outside of the EU In a democracy, we don’t always get the result we want, however. I believe we must respect the result of the 2016 referendum, even though the margin of victory was relatively narrow. That’s...

COVID-19 ORIGINS SHOULD PROMPT LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY REVIEW

The UK branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA UK) reported that scientists believe contact with live animals or the flesh of slaughtered animals may be the source of the Covid-19 pandemic. The virus is similar to other coronaviruses, like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory...

COVID-19 SHOWS WE NEED TO PRESS THE RESET BUTTON ON OUR BROKEN POLITICAL SYSTEM

The Covid-19 emergency has brought into sharp relief the woeful inadequacies of the neoliberal capitalist system that has been favoured by successive governments for over 40 years. What it illustrates is that capitalism is a cancer and the only way to deal with cancer is to cut it out. The last four decades in...