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Allan Leighton appointed chairman of C&A

City grandee Allan Leighton has been appointed chairman of C&A, the fashion retailer that quit the UK almost 20 years ago but operates more than 1,500 stores worldwide. Mr Leighton is currently chairman of Co-operative Group and made his name as the chief executive of Asda in the 1990s, working …

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Adorable PBS Aristocrats Win the Class War, Again

Imperialist propaganda doesn’t get any extra tender-hearted than “Downton Abbey.” The BBC sequence about extraordinarily wealthy folks in 1912 and their sweetly devoted workers of obedient servants at all times paid a specific amount of lip service to the inherent injustice of British aristocratic oligarchy, however not sufficient to make …

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Politics is about a lot more than parliament

Protests have demanded, ‘Tories out’ – we need more of this (Pic: Socialist Worker) The chaos in the British establishment has exposed the swamp that is parliament and British democracy. This week Tory leader Boris Johnson prorogued parliament—shutting it down to avoid scrutiny of his Brexit manoeuvres. And instead of …

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The fight is on at Royal Mail

Gate meetings have been a show of strength for determined Royal Mail workers (Pic: Guy Smallman) Royal Mail postal workers across Britain staged a mass show of force on Tuesday as they gear up for what their union leader called “the most important dispute in the recent history of industry …

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