It’s not business as usual, Secretary – CounterBriefing 1 April

Thanking business at this time is grossly insensitive and irresponsible, argues Katherine Connelly Counterfire Daily  More...

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The Great(er) Recession

How much of our economy will survive the COVID-19 recession? What will come next? Plus, the government’s testing fiasco, with Michael Walker, Aaron Bastani and James Meadway. Novara Media  More...

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Films to watch in quarantine – a Marxist guide, part one

With most people trapped at home for the next few weeks (or longer), many will be wondering what to watch on TV, given that most other leisure options are now unavailable. Most of what is on offer is mindless More...

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Coronavirus Has Shown That Care Services Are Vital. Now Let’s Build a State That Cares

In the past few weeks, we have experienced a baptism by fire. After years of neoliberal policies of austerity, deregulation and privatisation, always accompanied by the devaluing of care work, the spread of coronavirus More...

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Coronavirus, competition and the universities

The coronavirus has exposed serious flaws in the university system, writes Dragan Plavšić Counterfire Daily  More...

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The Covid Financial Crisis Will Require a Much Stronger Response Than the Last Crisis

The scale of the global Covid-19 crisis defies immediate comparison. Over 3m people were added to the US jobless figures in a single week; nearly 500,000 in the UK. Morgan Stanley expects a 30% contraction in US More...

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Is There a Plan?!

As the COVID-19 crisis intensifies it increasingly seems like the government don’t have a plan. Is progress actually being made with testing and protective equipment? Novara Media  More...

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Give us a password clue, Boris! PM Johnson LEAKS cabinet Zoom meeting’s private ID as he tweets screenshot

Self-isolating British PM Boris Johnson has been left red-faced after making his UK cabinet Zoom meeting ID public on social media, prompting some to cheekily suggest they’ll join in next time if they can guess More...

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Them and us: rich vs. poor during the COVID-19 pandemic

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has contracted the coronavirus. So have Britain’s heir apparent Prince Charles, and British movie star Idris Elba. The list of rich and famous people who have contracted More...

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More People Won’t Die Because of a Recession Than Because of Coronavirus

Last week saw the spread of a strange argument. It goes something like this: while the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to many thousands of deaths, shutting down the economy in order to minimise or slow its spread More...