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Keir Starmer’s victory will drag Labour to the right

Keir Starmer’s victory will drag Labour to the right Keir Starmer has won the election to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.

Pressure of ‘unity’ sees Labour shift rightwards

Pressure of ‘unity’ sees Labour shift rightwards The Labour Party leadership contest was set to finally end this Thursday with the result to be announced on Saturday.

Why Corbyn couldn’t beat capital

Why Corbyn couldn’t beat capital As Jeremy Corbyn ends his time as Labour leader, Nick Clark looks at the impact he has had—and why any attempts by Labour to change the system will be limited

We need action, not dodgy deals, from union leaders over virus

We need action, not dodgy deals, from union leaders over virus Action by workers has shown the type of ­resistance that’s possible against bosses who force them to work in unsafe conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.

Labour and union chiefs fail coronavirus test

Labour and union chiefs fail coronavirus test The crisis caused by coronavirus is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths. One remarkable feature is how often the Labour Party agrees with the right wing Tory government.

Resist council cuts

Resist council cuts Ahead of the Tory budget announcement, campaigners have warned that new rules for councils in England threaten early years and special needs education.

Labour left issue a call for movement outside of party

03 March 2020
“No going back” is the new rallying cry for the left in the Labour Party.

Labour leadership don’t inspire hope

25 February 2020
Why is the Labour Party leadership election so depressing? Clearly it has something to do with the line-up. In all probability it will come down to the choice between Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, and Rebecca Long-Bailey, the candidate of the left.

Divisions tear through Labour on the eve of leadership vote

18 February 2020
As members begin voting for the next Labour leader this week, debates about transphobia, Palestine solidarity and the party’s election defeat are raging, reports Nick Clark

The left has many problems, being ‘too woke’ isn’t one of them

18 February 2020
Left wingers who claim that being ‘woke’ about oppression is a turn off for working class people propagate poisonous nonsense, says Simon Basketter

Israel supporters are on a new offensive

11 February 2020
The Witchhunt smearing anti-Zionists as antisemites has moved on to new targets

Right wingers lead as Labour leadership race enters final stage

11 February 2020
Right wing Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer looked set to enter the final round of the contest with the most nominations by far.

No-cuts pledge from Liverpool mayor reopens debates for Labour

04 February 2020
A Labour Party mayor has said his council will refuse to implement any more cuts—raising the prospect of a fight with the Tory government.

Union leaders split over who should head Labour as candidates shift right

28 January 2020
Trade union leaders are split over who to back to be the Labour Party’s next leader and deputy leader.

Rebecca Long-Bailey rally shows left has limited its sights

22 January 2020
A Corbyn rally it was not—but perhaps these are early days.

Corbyn’s peer pressure

21 January 2020
Boris Johnson’s wheeze to spaff a fortune up a wall moving the House of Lords to York was met with derision—even from the Lords.

Rules pushed by Labour right hit Palestine solidarity

21 January 2020
Nick Clark looks at how the most recent antisemitism smears are playing out in the Labour leadership election

Labour leadership hopefuls battle it out at key hustings

14 January 2020
Forty seconds to answer a question is perfect for a politician. It gives you just enough time to sound as if you’ve said something, without saying anything much.

Labour hopefuls unite to betray Palestinians

14 January 2020
awitchhunt in the Labour Party is about to begin in earnest on a mass scale.

Labour leader candidates promise lurch to the right

13 January 2020
Labour MPs have decided overwhelmingly that the best candidate to take on the Tories as party leader is right wing, Remain-loving knight commander of the order of the bath sir Keir Starmer QC

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