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Labour is still cosying up to the ultra-rich

28 October 2008
Gordon Brown’s latest answer to the recession is to spend his way out of it. Having defended the dogma of the free market for the past ten years, he has now shifted to talk of state intervention and Keynesian economics.

Can Gordon Brown bounce?

28 October 2008
There is talk of a renewed "Brown bounce" ahead of next week’s Glenrothes by-election as polls show increasing support for Gordon Brown’s handling of the economic crisis.

New Labour’s murky ‘coalition’

21 October 2008
Some commentators have taken recent noises emanating from Downing Street as an indication of a "leftwards shift" by the government.

Desperate Gordon Brown brings back New Labour hatchet man

07 October 2008
Gordon Brown’s spin doctors rushed to proclaim that Peter Mandelson’s shock return to the cabinet last week underscored the prime minister’s "pro-business" stance at a time of growing economic turmoil.

New Labour’s affair with the super rich

30 September 2008
The sheer scale of the global financial crisis has forced Gordon Brown and the government into making a few critical noises about "excesses" in the City and corporate greed.

Gordon Brown reassures the rich that he’s still on their side

23 September 2008
Despite the economic turmoil unleashed by the banks last week, Gordon Brown has signaled that New Labour’s love affair with finance and big business will continue.

New Labour whitewash at the party fringe

23 September 2008
You wouldn’t have known that both the Labour Party and the economy faced serious problems from some of the fringe meetings at the conference.

Labour conference: Policies and personalities are linked

23 September 2008
The phrase "We should be talking about policies not personalities," has become the mantra of Labour left wingers when questioned on Gordon Brown’s leadership.

Will the crisis lead to the rebirth of the Labour left?

23 September 2008
Some in the Labour Party believe that the economic crisis will herald a revival of the party’s left wing.

MPs demand leadership ballot as crisis grows

16 September 2008
Panic is spreading in New Labour as it becomes clear that the party faces not just the prospect of defeat at the next general election but an electoral wipe out.

Labour sinks into mess of its own making

16 September 2008
Labour goes into its annual conference this week mired in a civil war over whether Gordon Brown will remain as leader.

Ideology behind Gordon Brown’s ‘death wish’

09 September 2008
Has there ever been a government with as great a death wish as this one?

Labour in turmoil as recession looms

02 September 2008
New Labour has finally admitted what millions have known for months – that the country is sailing towards recession and government ministers have no solution to the crisis.

Scottish Labour leadership contenders stick to Brown’s script

19 August 2008
The spin from inside New Labour is that the party leadership accepts that it will lose the forthcoming Westminster by-election in Glenrothes to the Scottish National Party (SNP). It would be a shocking indictment of New Labour to lose yet another rock solid Labour seat.

A change in direction for Labour is not on the table

05 August 2008
New Labour is collapsing into civil war. Gordon Brown’s premiership is surrounded by turmoil and the party’s poll ratings seem to be entering freefall.

Labour’s tumbling membership: thousands have lost their political home

05 August 2008
New Labour admitted in a submission to the Electoral Commission that, at the end of last year, its official membership was 176,891 – the lowest figure since 1900.

Labour’s Glasgow East defeat is down to policies

29 July 2008
Labour’s defeat in Glasgow East last week was historic. The constituency is one of Labour’s heartlands.

Warwick forum: Bailing out Brown in return for empty policy promises

22 July 2008
Labour will hold its national policy forum at Warwick university on Friday, the day after the Glasgow East by-election.

New Labour wants your money

15 July 2008
Gordon Brown’s Labour Party is bankrupt. The millionaires who secretly lent money to Labour in the run up to the 2005 election are asking for their cash back.

Labour MPs’ expensive principles

08 July 2008
Socialist Worker would like to apologise. In the past we have suggested that Labour MPs were spineless cowards who would never rebel. But last week 146 of them did.

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