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Hartlepool–Labour in trouble

Hartlepool–Labour in trouble In years gone by the Labour Party could take the votes in the north east of England for granted. But, reports Nick Clark, next month’s Hartlepool by-election could show just how out of touch the party now is with its former heartlands

Norwich environmental workers prepare for battle

Norwich environmental workers prepare for battle Around 170 environmental workers in Norwich have taken part in indicative ballots for strikes.

Government’s Sewell report denies systematic racism

Government’s Sewell report denies systematic racism “If the report had been intended to help address racism in Britain, it must surely be written off as a disaster.”

A year of Keir Starmer, a year of surrender

A year of Keir Starmer, a year of surrender Keir Starmer has spent his first year as Labour Party leader refusing to oppose the Tories—but he has shown us what he stands for.

Key issues in the fight against the police bill

Key issues in the fight against the police bill With protests growing around Britain, Isabel Ringrose looks at what’s at stake—and what we can do

Tories’ takeover of Liverpool council follows the imposition of the market

Tories’ takeover of Liverpool council follows the imposition of the market The Tory government has sent a team of bureaucrats to impose its will on the Labour-controlled Liverpool City Council.

Resist cynical Tory takeover of Liverpool City Council

23 March 2021
The Tory government looked set to launch a takeover of Labour‑controlled Liverpool City Council on Wednesday of this week.

Council cuts to services will fail those who rely on them

16 March 2021
Reports suggest that the majority of local councils will impose further cuts. They’re caused by decades of austerity, not Covid-19, argue Sadie Robinson and Charlie Kimber

How have the Tories survived all this?

09 March 2021
Boris Johnson keeps getting away with it. He’s been through scandal after scandal, and crisis after crisis, and still sits securely in Downing Street.

Fight the bosses that Labour Party backs

02 March 2021
What’s the point of a Labour Party that won’t even back the meagre tax rises on the rich planned by a Tory government?

Queen’s love of horses and torturers knows no bounds

02 March 2021
New evidence has emerged of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed holding his adult daughters hostage.

Letters—Keir Starmer is showing his right wing agenda in Liverpool

01 March 2021
The scrapping of the Labour Party list of candidates for the Liverpool mayoral election by Keir Starmer has caused outrage in the city and nationally.

Win for right in Scottish Labour leadership election

27 February 2021
The result will cement Labour's crisis in Scotland

Starmer’s Labour backs arms bosses, nukes and war

26 February 2021
The Labour Party has promised generals it backs spending more on the military, nuclear weapons, Britain’s arms industry and the Nato military alliance.

Keir Starmer speech shows he has not broken with the bosses

18 February 2021
Labour leader Keir Starmer seemed to offer a change from “business as usual” in a speech on Thursday billed as a significant break from Tory politics.

Universities fight to protect solidarity with Palestine

16 February 2021
The battle to defend the right to speak out for Palestine has returned to universities. Some students in Oxford tried to stop left wing ¬filmmaker Ken Loach from speaking at a university event last week.

Labour steps up drive against solidarity with Palestine

11 February 2021
The Labour Party committee to advise it on how to handle antisemitism includes members who openly link support for Palestine to hatred of Jewish people.

Working class people will gain nothing from ‘patriotism’

06 February 2021
In a recent party broadcast, Labour Party leader Keir Starmer appeared beside a Union Jack. Nick Clark examines why Labour hopes to gain from nationalism—and why it’s wrong

Labour pushes for a return to schools

02 February 2021
Boris Johnson has said that schools in England could fully reopen from 8 March. But Johnson said this would depend “on lots of things going right”.

Labour is embarrassing, not left wing ideas

26 January 2021
Labour’s leaders see their party members as an embarrassment—and now want to be able to block them from standing as candidates in elections.

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