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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.

Labour and union chiefs fail coronavirus test

24 March 2020
The crisis caused by coronavirus is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths. One remarkable feature is how often the Labour Party agrees with the right wing Tory government.

Resist council cuts

10 March 2020
Ahead of the Tory budget announcement, campaigners have warned that new rules for councils in England threaten early years and special needs education.

Labour left issue a call for movement outside of party

03 March 2020
“No going back” is the new rallying cry for the left in the Labour Party.

Labour leadership don’t inspire hope

25 February 2020
Why is the Labour Party leadership election so depressing? Clearly it has something to do with the line-up. In all probability it will come down to the choice between Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, and Rebecca Long-Bailey, the candidate of the left.

Divisions tear through Labour on the eve of leadership vote

18 February 2020
As members begin voting for the next Labour leader this week, debates about transphobia, Palestine solidarity and the party’s election defeat are raging, reports Nick Clark

The left has many problems, being ‘too woke’ isn’t one of them

18 February 2020
Left wingers who claim that being ‘woke’ about oppression is a turn off for working class people propagate poisonous nonsense, says Simon Basketter

Israel supporters are on a new offensive

11 February 2020
The Witchhunt smearing anti-Zionists as antisemites has moved on to new targets

Right wingers lead as Labour leadership race enters final stage

11 February 2020
Right wing Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer looked set to enter the final round of the contest with the most nominations by far.

No-cuts pledge from Liverpool mayor reopens debates for Labour

04 February 2020
A Labour Party mayor has said his council will refuse to implement any more cuts—raising the prospect of a fight with the Tory government.

Union leaders split over who should head Labour as candidates shift right

28 January 2020
Trade union leaders are split over who to back to be the Labour Party’s next leader and deputy leader.

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