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Starmer’s Labour backs arms bosses, nukes and war

26 February 2021
The Labour Party has promised generals it backs spending more on the military, nuclear weapons, Britain’s arms industry and the Nato military alliance.

Keir Starmer speech shows he has not broken with the bosses

18 February 2021
Labour leader Keir Starmer seemed to offer a change from “business as usual” in a speech on Thursday billed as a significant break from Tory politics.

Universities fight to protect solidarity with Palestine

16 February 2021
The battle to defend the right to speak out for Palestine has returned to universities. Some students in Oxford tried to stop left wing ¬filmmaker Ken Loach from speaking at a university event last week.

Labour steps up drive against solidarity with Palestine

11 February 2021
The Labour Party committee to advise it on how to handle antisemitism includes members who openly link support for Palestine to hatred of Jewish people.

Working class people will gain nothing from ‘patriotism’

06 February 2021
In a recent party broadcast, Labour Party leader Keir Starmer appeared beside a Union Jack. Nick Clark examines why Labour hopes to gain from nationalism—and why it’s wrong

Labour pushes for a return to schools

02 February 2021
Boris Johnson has said that schools in England could fully reopen from 8 March. But Johnson said this would depend “on lots of things going right”.

Labour is embarrassing, not left wing ideas

26 January 2021
Labour’s leaders see their party members as an embarrassment—and now want to be able to block them from standing as candidates in elections.

Labour woos the bosses and maps out a path to the right

19 January 2021
A series of speeches by leading Labour figures have mapped out a further shift right, says Nick Clark

Richard Leonard resignation adds to Scottish Labour crisis

14 January 2021
Richard Leonard's resignation on Thursday as leader of Scottish Labour comes as the party faces a deep crisis.

Labour ditches left wing policies and promises ‘responsible government’ for bankers

13 January 2021
The Labour Party has dropped the left wing pledges to spend more money on jobs, pay, public services and the climate crisis promised by Jeremy Corbyn.

Letters—Union wrong to counterpose saving jobs to saving planet 

05 January 2021
Scarborough police broke up our socially-distanced anti‑offshore gas field demo this week.

Only workers’ action can stop the horror

05 January 2021
Primary school workers have a lesson for Keir Starmer. While they were shutting down unsafe workplaces and forcing Boris Johnson into yet another damning U-turn he was cowering behind the government.

Don’t back Tory Brexit deal—or line up with the European Union

29 December 2020
Tory claims about an approaching glorious future after the trade deal with the European Union are nonsense.  

Action needed now to stop Tories’ disastrous Covid-19 policies

20 December 2020
The desperate U-turn by Boris Johnson over coronavirus restrictions highlights the gross failings of the Tories’ handling of the pandemic.

2020—it’s been a year of horror and hope

15 December 2020
This year has seen the horrors that flow from the capitalism system, but it’s also seen mass resistance. Coronavirus dominated the year, exposing and accelerating all the failings that already existed. 

Starmer's no anti-racist

15 December 2020
Don’t let anyone tell you Keir Starmer is an anti-racist. When a caller to his radio phone-in show confronted him with a racist conspiracy theory, he appeared to understand.

Sir Starmer plots a new shift to the right for Labour

14 December 2020
Keir Starmer wants Labour to be ‘patriotic’, pander to racism and support cuts, writes Nick Clark

Labour leadership attempts to crush Palestine solidarity

07 December 2020
 The Labour Party escalated its war on solidarity with Palestinians last week—banning members in east London from discussing a charity bike ride for Palestine.

You can’t rely on courts to beat the Labour right

07 December 2020
Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are avoiding a political fight with the leadership, writes Nick Clark

Leading activists suspended from Labour as assault on the left continues

04 December 2020
Two leading left wing Jewish activists have been suspended from the Labour Party for speaking out on Palestine and antisemitism.

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