On this day 34 years ago, 97 football fans went to a match and never came back. Looking back, Hillsborough survivor Ian Byrne MP discusses the cross-football solidarity movement still fighting for justice.
In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, millions of kids are going hungry. It is a national disgrace.
This week the RMT have led the way in the struggle for the working class, and electrified the nation. This is a moment trade unionists and the left must grab hold of with both hands.
This year’s Premier League might be the most exciting in years, but it can’t disguise the reality facing English football: that the working-class communities who built the game are increasingly shut out by its elites.
Last year, millions of people across Britain faced food poverty as queues at food banks reached record levels. The cost of living crisis will see those numbers grow – and the Chancellor’s failure to intervene is a national disgrace.
As the government cuts back on the social safety net amid rising food prices, it’s never been clearer that hunger is a political choice – it’s time to legislate to ensure everyone has the right to food.
ITV’s ‘Anne’ was a masterpiece, inspiring sadness and rage at the injustice of Hillsborough – and offering a reminder of just how far the establishment is prepared to go in smearing its victims.
Last year’s Super League debacle showed just how far football’s elite is prepared to go to steal the game from the communities that built it – it’s time that supporters organised to ensure that can’t happen.
The government’s National Food Strategy was an opportunity to tackle hunger in Britain – but instead it shows that the Tories prefer millions living in food poverty to any kind of fundamental change.
The latest research suggests 100,000 families used foodbanks for the first time during lockdown – but there is an alternative to Britain’s deepening hunger crisis: a campaign to make the ‘Right to Food’ a legal reality.
Liverpool MP Ian Byrne on how the city’s football culture taught him solidarity, why it inspired him to set up Fans Supporting Foodbanks – and how Labour can rebuild in working-class communities.