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Courting Lib Dems won’t stop cuts

10 May 2011
According to Labour leader Ed Miliband, "This Conservative-led government has been sent a very clear message by the British people about the policies they’re pursuing for which they don’t have a mandate."

Labour fails key test on trade union rights

26 October 2010
Left wing Labour MP John McDonnell’s attempt to make minor improvements to trade union law failed last week.

Tower Hamlets election: Labour executive shuns democracy

05 October 2010
"Lutfur was dropped from the original candidate shortlist. He challenged that decision at the High Court and was reinstated.

Pressures on Ed Miliband will grow

05 October 2010
"No more cliques, no more factions, no more soap opera," announced David Miliband in what proved to be his swansong at the Labour Party conference.

Labour right mourns after Ed Miliband's victory

28 September 2010
The Labour Party’s arch-Blairites rallied at Manchester’s Comedy Store last Sunday—but there were more tears than laughter after David Miliband’s defeat in the Labour leadership election.

Blairism rejected in Labour leadership vote

28 September 2010
The right wing press and the hard Blairites have reacted with fury to the victory of Ed Miliband as Labour leader.

What does Ed Miliband's election mean for the left?

25 September 2010
The man chosen by key trade union leaders and many union members is now the leader of the Labour Party. And the one chosen by Peter Mandelson and Tony Blair isn’t.

A Journey: Tony Blair’s dead end

07 September 2010
The late comedian Bob Monkhouse said, "If you can fake the sincerity the rest is easy". As a mantra, it is as true of Tony Blair’s interminable memoir as is it of his political career.

Diane Abbott is the best of Labour’s uninspiring bunch

31 August 2010
Bob Holman has a point about the Labour Party.

Where are the workers in Labour’s leadership?

31 August 2010
Members of the Labour Party are about to elect their new leader.

John McDonnell: 'Labour is disconnected'

15 June 2010
‘What this has demonstrated is the disconnection of the parliamentary Labour Party—not just with the Labour and trade union movement—but with the wider working class community.

The left and the Labour Party leadership

15 June 2010
It is a disgrace that left wing MP John McDonnell was kept off the ballot paper for the election of Labour Party leader.

Labour leadership contest: left voices MPs want to keep silent

08 June 2010
The clear winner of the first Labour leadership candidates’ debate, held at the GMB congress in Southport last Monday, was also the one who seemed least likely to get on the ballot paper.

Does it matter who leads Labour?

01 June 2010
Socialist Worker has consistently argued that the best way forward for socialists lies in organising outside the Labour Party.

John McDonnell and Diane Abbott on where next for the Labour Party?

25 May 2010
John McDonnell In the election I managed to increase my majority to 11,000 thanks to all of the hard work put in by campaigners like yourselves.

Brown was an architect and inheritor of Blairism

18 May 2010
Gordon Brown reaped what New Labour sowed.

Is the party over for New Labour?

18 May 2010
The Labour Party is in flux. Following its defeat in last week’s general election, arguments are raging within the party about why it lost—and what it needs to do to win again.

After the election - can the Labour left get change?

18 May 2010
Some on the left of the Labour Party hope that they can mobilise working class anti-Tory sentiment to transform the party.

Labour must feel heat from the unions

11 May 2010
Gordon Brown’s notice of resignation was a last-ditch attempt to enable the Liberal Democrats to form a coalition with Labour and keep his party in government. It presents many questions to trade union leaders.

Face of Labour in Southwark refuses to be seen with Gordon Brown

03 May 2010
Gordon Brown took Labour’s campaign to the streets of south London on Sunday – but prominent local Labour supporters refused to be seen with him.

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