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After Stoke and Copeland by-elections, how can Labour move forward?

After Stoke and Copeland by-elections, how can Labour move forward? It is very welcome that Labour defeated Ukip in last night's Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election. But the defeat in Copeland is a severe setback.

Blame the right for the shifting Labour vote

Blame the right for the shifting Labour vote Labour must take on the Tories and racism to win back more working class support

Labour council pushes ahead with massive attack on council housing

Labour council pushes ahead with massive attack on council housing A Labour council in north London took a step closer to launching a massive attack on council housing tenants last night, Tuesday.

Tories should be in trouble over Brexit

Tories should be in trouble over Brexit On the face of it, the Tories should be more divided than Labour by the vote to leave the European Union.

Left winger set for election challenge to Unite union leader Len McCluskey

Left winger set for election challenge to Unite union leader Len McCluskey Unite union general secretary Len McCluskey looks set to face an election contested from the left as well as the right.

Clive Lewis backs off, but the Labour right is out for Corbyn’s blood

Clive Lewis backs off, but the Labour right is out for Corbyn’s blood Labour MP Clive Lewis appears to have backed down from challenging left wing party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Don't play into Labour right's attempt to divide left over Brexit

09 February 2017
Labour MPs rebellion against left wing party leader Jeremy Corbyn last night, Wednesday, was probably smaller than what the right wing had hoped.

Labour MPs turn Tories’ Brexit crisis into a bid to oust Corbyn

07 February 2017
A crisis in the Labour Party over the European Union (EU) has led to renewed speculation that left wing leader Jeremy Corbyn could resign or be

Teaching assistants step up fight against pay cut

07 February 2017
Some 1,250 Derby teaching assistants (TAs) escalated their dispute with their Labour-run city council this week.

Broken potteries? What's really going on in Stoke

07 February 2017
The racist Ukip party hopes it can win the Stoke-on-Trent by-election as the press feeds an atmosphere of anti-migrant racism, but Nick Clark finds Labour’s problems go deeper than its failure to offer an anti-racist alternative

Tenants outraged as Labour council drives through Tory demolition

31 January 2017
Haringey residents are taking on the council over “redevelopment” that would destroy seven estates in north London writes Alistair Farrow

Labour MPs are set to defy leader Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit bill

31 January 2017
Corbyn is right to reject Tory plans and trigger Article 50—but Labour rebels weaken him, says Nick Clark

Brighton protest shows anger at NHS cuts

24 January 2017
Over 1,000 people joined a march for the NHS in Brighton last Saturday, organised by the Sussex Defend the NHS campaign.

Stop playing the Labour right’s Brexit game

24 January 2017
The Labour Party is getting itself into yet another pickle. This time it’s over Theresa May’s plan to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and start the two-year countdown to Britain leaving the European Union (EU).

Labour council threatens to use Tory law against strikers

17 January 2017
A Labour-led council is threatening to use the Tory anti-union laws against a group of its own workers in Kirklees, West Yorkshire.

Corbyn’s ‘populism’ could tap into anger

17 January 2017
 Jeremy Corbyn ‘relaunch’ can help—but he must stop backsliding on immigration, writes Nick Clark

Operations cancelled for cancer patients as crisis grows in the NHS

17 January 2017
A “large number” of cancer patients have had their operations cancelled due to “severe pressure” in the NHS, a senior doctor warned last weekend.

‘Why I am standing for Unite leader’ - Fujitsu striker Ian Allinson

17 January 2017
The nomination period for the Unite union’s general secretary election opens today, Monday. On the Fujitsu picket line, striker Ian Allinson told Socialist Worker why he's standing

No to retreat on freedom of movement

10 January 2017
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn made a dangerous and serious concession to anti-migrant racism on Tuesday.

Migrants—part of our class

10 January 2017
As left wing figures claim that bringing down immigration is a working class question, Dave Sewell argues the choice is between workers uniting or turning on one another

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