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.
13 November 2012
The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) debated what Labour councillors should do about the cuts at its annual conference last Saturday.
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?
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.
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.
19 June 2012
More bad news for Newsnight’s political editor Allegra Stratton, whose vicious interview with a woman on benefits sparked outrage.
06 March 2012
You might expect Labour leader Ed Miliband to be revelling in the Tories’ difficulties—and building support out of their pain.
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.
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.
10 January 2012
Welfare benefits give people a "false sense of security", Labour leader Ed Miliband announced last week.
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.
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.
29 September 2011
The media is trying to portray Ed Miliband’s speech on Tuesday as a "lurch to the left".
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.
06 September 2011
Labour leader Ed Miliband has hit on what he thinks is the answer to the party’s problems—rewriting its constitution.
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.
12 July 2011
Ed Miliband’s denunciation of the 30 June strikes has been rightly condemned by the left.
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".
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.
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".