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Filmmaker Ken Loach booted out of Labour

17 August 2021
Another principled left winger purged from the Labour Party means the ‘stay and fight’ strategy is even less credible, argues Nick Clark.

Keir Starmer is ‘determined’ to pull Labour further right

10 August 2021
Labour leader Keir Starmer has said one of his most important jobs is “rebuilding the relationship between the Labour Party and business.”

Starmer’s Labour relaunch promises bosses handouts

26 July 2021
Keir Starmer and his deputy leader Angela Rayner staged yet another re-launch of his failing leadership on Monday.

Keir Starmer’s left wing purge marks further shift to the right

20 July 2021
After two terrible by-election results in Hartlepool, and Batley and Spen, Keir Starmer is trying desperately to rescue his leadership of the Labour Party by turning further to the right.

Struggle, not football shirts, can win the working class

18 July 2021
Some think that appealing rightwards is the way to win over working class people. Simon Basketter says ‘left populism’ is a dead end

Sir Keir Starmer’s love of being respectable

17 July 2021
Nearly half way through Keir Starmer—A Life of Contrasts, we finally hear something about his politics.

Criminal dumping of raw sewage in sea for profit

13 July 2021
Southern Water was fined a record £90 million last week for deliberately dumping billions of litres of raw sewage into protected seas over several years for its own financial gain.

Mass movements and direct action scare the state

12 July 2021
With many campaigns turning to militant direct action, Nick Clark argues that the tactic is more effective within a mass movement.

Loss of support is down to the Labour Party’s own failings, not Muslims

06 July 2021
Labour has been cheered by the fact that some Muslims did not vote for their party.

What’s behind the downfall of social democracy?

02 July 2021
Following Labour’s poor showing in recent by-elections Nick Clark explores the pattern of declining support for social democratic parties across Europe.

Labour holds on in Batley and Spen, but the crisis remains

02 July 2021
In less turbulent times the opposition only just holding one of its seats would be regarded as a huge setback.

New bill will let Tories hand millions to their mates

30 June 2021
The Tories have announced a new way to shower private businesses with huge handouts from public funds.

Labour’s troubles in Batley and Spen are damning indictment of Starmer

28 June 2021
The Batley and Spen by-election was set to deliver a shock this week. But it wasn't clear what the shock would be.

LETTERS—John Bercow joining Labour signals its rightward shift

26 June 2021
The shadow Justice minister Karl Turner is “delighted” that the last speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow has defected from the Tories to join Labour. This is a view strangely echoed by John McDonnell.

Does the Tories’ by-election hammering show ‘progressive alliance’ is the answer?

20 June 2021
The Liberal Democrats’ win in the Chesham and Amersham by-election has sparked hopes that the Tories’ “blue wall” of seats in the south of England is collapsing.

Letters—Scotland failing on climate target as Cop26 approaches

18 June 2021
It's particularly outrageous as Glasgow will host this year’s UN climate conference in November.

Batley and Spen by-election spells further disaster for Starmer

17 June 2021
The Labour Party is in trouble in the Batley and Spen by-election—and it deserves to be in trouble.

Keir Starmer drives people away from Labour

15 June 2021
There was more evidence this week that Keir Starmer is both alienating and repulsing sections of people who previously supported Labour.

Keir Starmer woos union tops

08 June 2021
Union conference season is in full swing, so Labour leader Keir Starmer is schmoozing the bureaucrats

LETTERS—Rise in Green vote cannot hide party’s contradictions

17 May 2021
What should we make of the rise of the Green Party in the recent elections?

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