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Labour report misses what led the party to lose election

22 June 2020
A report into the Labour Party’s 2019 general election defeat says the party has a “mountain to climb” to beat the Tories. But it reinforces both left and right wing explanations for the defeat—meaning it will be used to justify the party’s shift to the right.

Letters—We have to say her name as well—it was Breonna Taylor 

05 June 2020
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has shaken the US and large parts of the world to its core.

New Labour general secretary could wage ‘factional warfare‘ against left

27 May 2020
Labour Party members fear a purge of left wing activists after the party’s ruling body appointed a right wing general secretary.

Labour lets Tories stagger on

26 May 2020
The growing furore over Dominic Cummings finally forced the Labour Party to at least show some sort of opposition to the Tories. 

Bankers celebrate relationship with Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour

25 May 2020
City spivs are hailing a “sea change” in attitudes towards bankers and bosses from Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party.

Changes in Momentum won’t solve problems for Labour left

18 May 2020
Left wing Labour MPs and prominent activists have called for a “renewal” of Momentum, the organisation founded to support former party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The battle is on - we can refuse to work

12 May 2020
It is possible to refuse to go back to work. Teachers in the NEU union have said it clearest. They’ve laid out five tests that have to be met before they can agree it’s safe to open schools.

Backlash in Labour grows as party shifts further rightward

11 May 2020
Labour has provoked a ­backlash from its own members after betraying both tenants and victims of India’s hard right government.

Letters—We workers need more than just applause and gratitude

11 May 2020
As a support worker I have seen recently the outpouring of affection and respect lavished upon us “key workers”. 

VE Day—did workers win the peace?

03 May 2020
As we mark 75 years since Victory in Europe Day, Donny Gluckstein looks at the class forces behind the frontline that helped to shape the post-war world

Keir Starmer’s ‘real opposition’ leaves the Tories unscathed over virus response

28 April 2020
Media pundits and right wing Labour politicians are hugely impressed by Labour leader Keir Starmer’s response to the coronavirus. Few ordinary people will have noticed.

Time to leave the Labour Party and fight for change outside it

18 April 2020
The Labour Party’s structures have always privileged its MPs and the right wing who hold members in contempt. The left shouldn’t be their willing hostages again, writes Nick Clark

Profit is behind Starmer lining up with Tories to get people back to work

15 April 2020
Labour leader Keir Starmer is helping those Tory ministers who want to see the lockdown end and people pushed back to work in order to make profits.

Flying into a storm

14 April 2020
Keir Starmer has already failed spectacularly to challenge the Tories since being elected Labour Party leader earlier this month.

Labour officials plotted to sabotage Jeremy Corbyn

13 April 2020
A leaked Labour Party report has exposed how a faction lodged inside the party’s headquarters sabotaged Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership—and waged war on the members.

Labour shifts right as Keir Starmer appoints new shadow cabinet

07 April 2020
New Labour leader Keir Starmer has begun shifting the party rightwards.

Keir Starmer’s victory will drag Labour to the right

04 April 2020
Keir Starmer has won the election to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.

Pressure of ‘unity’ sees Labour shift rightwards

31 March 2020
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

31 March 2020
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

31 March 2020
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.

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