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Don’t trust Andy Burnham’s posturing over lockdown

Don’t trust Andy Burnham’s posturing over lockdown Andy Burnham has wanted to be Labour Party leader for most of his career. He stood in two leadership elections and failed both times.

MPs cash in despite crisis

MPs cash in despite crisis Unemployment is soaring and average pay is falling. Millions of Britain’s poorest households could see their incomes cut by £20 a week from April, when a temporary rise in Universal Credit is due to expire.

The real divide across Britain is class

The real divide across Britain is class Coronavirus has highlighted deep class divisions across British society. But for the mainstream press in England, the divide is between the North and South. 

Abuse inquiry won’t hear from the victims

Abuse inquiry won’t hear from the victims Child sex abuse victims of Greville Janner have been barred from giving live evidence to the public inquiry into the former Labour MP.

Labour doesn’t want to spook the establishment

Labour doesn’t want to spook the establishment Gary Haggarty, a member of the pro-British paramilitary organisation the Ulster Volunteer Force in Northern Ireland, worked as a paid agent of Special Branch cops.

Activists gather to launch emergency coronavirus programme

Activists gather to launch emergency coronavirus programme  A coalition of Labour MPs, trade unionists, campaigners and socialists have called for a “fightback to demand ordinary people won’t pay for the crisis”.

The ugly face of Labour

27 September 2020
​​​​​​​Keir Starmer is pushing a renewed right wing direction for Labour. Nick Clark looks at why that is, and examines how it’s old hat for the party that’s built on appeasement

People Before Profit launch emergency jobs programme

26 September 2020
Labour MPs, trade unionists, campaigners and socialists have joined forces to call for a “fightback across workplaces and communities to demand ordinary people won’t pay for the crisis”.

Sacking of MPs shows Keir Starmer is looking to bury anti war politics in Labour

24 September 2020
Keir Starmer has sacked three Labour MPs for voting against a bill that protects British war criminals. It was the first sign that his new love of patriotism and security means defending Britain’s crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Labour ‘conference’ confirms the party’s shift to the right

22 September 2020
The Labour Party replaced its annual conference this year with what was meant to be a showcase for its new leadership. It was supposed to be all about “winning back trust” from people who abandoned it in the 2019 general election.

‘Don’t silence our criticism of Israel,’ Palestinians tell Labour Party

18 September 2020
A group of prominent Palestinians in Britain have written an open letter to the Labour Party insisting on their right to call Israel—and its founding ideology Zionism—racist.

The story of how Corbyn’s compromises led to defeat

11 September 2020
Left Out is a book for people who think Keir Starmer is doing a good job. But it also holds some valuable lessons for genuine socialists—and hard truths about the Labour Party.

Letters—It’s time for a new squatters’ movement to win us housing

05 September 2020
The horrendous situation facing renters during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially in the private sector, is going to get much worse after 21 September

Labour campaign director accused of undermining the leader of his own party

01 September 2020
A former senior Labour Party official has admitted to undermining left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn during the 2017 general election campaign.

Chile 1970—why the hope was broken

30 August 2020
50 years ago Salvador Allende was elected Chile’s president. A US-backed coup overthrew him three years later. But, writes Sophie Squire, there were deeper problems than the US and the military that helped turn hope into horror

Why the Labour left is weak

25 August 2020
Even some of the Labour right are starting to get fed up with their party leader Keir Starmer.

How super-rich buy their way out of the coronavirus crisis

18 August 2020
The super-rich are ­buying citizenship in countries with lower coronavirus rates in order to protect their health.

Tower Hamlets strikers block road as defiant resistance continues

17 August 2020
Workers in east London finished their latest round of strikes by marching to demand the Labour council call off their attacks.

Tower Hamlets strikers savage Labour mayor and his vicious attacks

13 August 2020
Workers in east London have fired the opening shot in the latest round of council strikes.

Back new strikes by Tower Hamlets council workers

11 August 2020
A THREE-DAY strike was set to hit Tower Hamlets council this week, with workers planning to walk out to defend terms and conditions.

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