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Labour delegates support Palestine—but leadership backs Israel and imperialist wars

27 September 2021
Labour’s members and its party leadership are pulling in two different directions on questions of war, imperialism and rights for Palestinians.

Letters—Starmer will snatch influence away from Labour members

27 September 2021

Labour right crows as conference votes to give MPs more power

27 September 2021
MPs will now be able to stop a left wing candidate ever standing for the party leadership again.

Labour faces two ways on climate action, but Starmer rejects radical measures

26 September 2021
Starmer has already insisted Labour will not nationalise any of the “big six” energy companies.

Labour left debates way forward as it faces losing battle at conference

25 September 2021
In the first of our reports from Labour Party conference in Brighton, Nick Clark looks at where next for the left

Starmer’s ‘vision’—warmed up Blairism and empty waffle

23 September 2021
Instead of being named The Road Ahead, Starmer's essay should have been called The Road Backwards.

Labour uses transphobia in an appeal to right and Tory voters

21 September 2021
The Labour Party is throwing oppressed people under the bus in a bid to win over Tory voters.

Letters—Unions should boost climate fight, not back nuclear power

20 September 2021
​​​​​​​I believe the NEU union was wrong to support the GMB’s motion on climate change at this years TUC congress.

Labour conference won’t give members a real say

19 September 2021
Labour Party conference is approaching. Nick Clark investigates its limitations and talks to left Labour activists about what they think this year’s will bring

Keir Starmer’s speech woos union leaders but offers too little to workers

14 September 2021
Labour leader Keir Starmer promised very little for workers and rank and file trade unionists when he spoke to the TUC union congress on Tuesday.

TUC union conference—we need a fightback

14 September 2021
The TUC union federation congress this week heard plenty of denunciations of the government, but very little sign of a serious fightback.

Build on the anger after Tory plans for care fall apart

14 September 2021
A few days after parliament overwhelmingly passed the first round of the government’s social care bill, Tory MPs are already having jitters.

Care staff shortages follow from low pay

07 September 2021
Few things better illustrate the broken social care system in England than the 170,000 staff vacancies expected by the end of the year.

Labour Party is timid on benefits cut that will leave the poorest to struggle

31 August 2021
But eager to show how much the party has changed since Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s welfare chief Jonathan Reynolds announced a different approach

Labour doesn’t want unions in the party, says bakers’ union leader

30 August 2021
Ian Hodson, president of the Bfawu union, faces expulsion from the Labour Party after being listed as a sponsor of an organisation now banned by leader Keir Starmer. Now, Bfawu union members are set to debate whether the union should disaffiliate from Labour—ending a link established in 1902. Hodson spoke to Socialist Worker

Labour will rename Universal Credit, but won’t pledge to restore £20 a week cut

25 August 2021
As 2.3 million claimants face cuts, Labour offers only empty words

Letters—As an Afghan, I rejoice at the end of Western occupation

24 August 2021
Being an elderly Afghan, I have despaired about the two grim decades of the British invasion.

Ignoring Covid won’t work

24 August 2021
Covid-19 related deaths in Britain stand at a shocking average of 100 each day according to official data. That’s a rise of 54 percent in a week.

Keir Starmer wanted West to stay and fight in Afghanistan

18 August 2021
Labour leader Keir Starmer has defended the Western invasion of Afghanistan and called for further Nato military alliance action to “apply pressure on the Taliban”.

Labour’s war guilt

17 August 2021
Not two weeks ago, Labour’s leader Keir Starmer said his party should be “very proud” of its right wing governments’ “achievements” under Tony Blair.

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