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Rotherham election shows Labour is under pressure

27 November 2012
Socialist Ralph Dyson walked out of the BBC’s Rotherham by-election hustings on Monday of this week as he refused to share a platform with fascists.

Labour left debates how councillors can fight cuts

13 November 2012
The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) debated what Labour councillors should do about the cuts at its annual conference last Saturday.

Can we reclaim the Labour Party?

09 October 2012
The Unite union has launched a strategy to win the Labour Party back for the working class. But can it be made to stand for left wing policies?

Ed Miliband's speech takes inspiration from Victorian Tories

02 October 2012
Ed Miliband’s speech to Labour Party conference today, Tuesday, saw him embrace the old Tory idea of "One Nation" and compare himself to Victorian Conservative prime minister Benjamin Disraeli.

Miliband won't lead the charge against the Tories

17 July 2012
It was before the Berlin Wall fell and when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister that a Labour leader last spoke at the Durham Miner’s Gala.

Benefits basher’s link to blue baron

19 June 2012
More bad news for Newsnight’s political editor Allegra Stratton, whose vicious interview with a woman on benefits sparked outrage.

Ed Miliband’s patriotism is the last thing the movement needs

06 March 2012
You might expect Labour leader Ed Miliband to be revelling in the Tories’ difficulties—and building support out of their pain.

Labour’s betrayal is nothing new

24 January 2012
Ed Miliband and Ed Balls have said that Labour must prove itself as a "responsible opposition" by accepting wage freezes and pay cuts.

Fury at Labour's support for cuts

17 January 2012
Barely a day goes by without the grotesque spectacle of Labour Party leaders seeking to prove they can be every bit as vicious as the Tories.

Labour leader Ed Miliband shifts further to right

10 January 2012
Welfare benefits give people a "false sense of security", Labour leader Ed Miliband announced last week.

Out of the Ashes : David Lammy's riot analysis sides with the system

13 December 2011
Time, it would seem, changes everything. Looking back to the Tottenham riots of 1985, David Lammy’s memories of its causes are as articulate as they are angry.

Why won’t the Labour Party back strikes?

28 November 2011
As millions strike against vicious Tory attacks, many will be expecting the Labour Party—which is supposed to be the official opposition—to support their fightback.

After Ed Miliband's speech... where is the Labour Party going?

29 September 2011
The media is trying to portray Ed Miliband’s speech on Tuesday as a "lurch to the left".

Ed Miliband looks in the wrong direction

20 September 2011
Labour leader Ed Miliband’s Refounding Labour project has done little but try to further erode the influence of the unions in the party.

Ed Miliband puts hopes in a lost clause

06 September 2011
Labour leader Ed Miliband has hit on what he thinks is the answer to the party’s problems—rewriting its constitution.

Blue Labour: dead but not yet buried

26 July 2011
When Labour MP Jon Cruddas was asked why he backed Blue Labour—yet another attempt to move the party to the right—he said he wanted to "throw some hand grenades" into the debate.

Labour needs more democracy, not less

12 July 2011
Ed Miliband’s denunciation of the 30 June strikes has been rightly condemned by the left.

Miliband: Hang your Ed in shame

05 July 2011
Labour leader Ed Miliband provoked anger by repeatedly arguing that the strikes were "wrong at a time when negotiations are still going on".

Ed’s off the fence, and it’s not good

28 June 2011
It was probably an advantage for Ed Miliband that people were a bit vague about exactly where he stood when he stood in last year’s Labour leadership election.

Compass conference: moving in the wrong direction

28 June 2011
The Compass conference attracted over 1,000 centre-left activists to London last Saturday. It was billed as building the "Good Society".

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