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Labour gains seats in elections but future looks less rosy

07 May 2013
Some 80 percent of the areas that saw local council elections on Thursday of last week have a Tory MP.

Where next for the left?

07 May 2013
After the rise of Ukip and the government’s continuing war on the poor, Alex Callinicos looks at how the left should organise in response

Are British attitudes moving to the right?

07 May 2013
The Tories are panicking a bit after Ukip took a bite out of their support in local elections on 2 May.

Defend McCluskey, but fight for action

30 April 2013
The row last week between Labour leader Ed Miliband and Unite general secretary Len McCluskey raises issues far beyond the internal politics of the Labour Party. It matters to everyone who wants to beat the Tories.

BBC survey exposes government scaremongering over Bulgarians and Romanians

23 April 2013
A new survey has exposed the lies that recent scaremongering about immigration has been built on. 

Thatcher shows up problems for Labour

16 April 2013
When asked about her greatest achievement, Margaret Thatcher famously replied, “Tony Blair and New Labour”. So it’s quite appropriate that, as one monster is laid to rest, the other should suddenly surface.

The Labour Party—trying to copy Thatcher rather than destroy her

09 April 2013
Tony Blair gushed over Thatcher in the wake of her death. “I always thought my job was to build on some of the things she had done rather than reverse them,” he said.

Tories in crisis allow chance of left revival

05 April 2013
Totally marginalised under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, the Labour left has been one of the driving forces behind the swelling protest movement against the bedroom tax, writes Alex Callinicos

Labour defends the Tories from benefits backlash

28 March 2013
Last week could have been a disaster for the government’s workfare programme. It sends unemployed people to toil for free – and takes away their benefits if they refuse.

Councils make evictions pledges as tenants' movement deepens

28 March 2013
Islington council in north London last week became the first Labour-run local authority to take a stand against evictions.

Bigotry, Labour and Migrants

21 March 2013
Socialist Worker examines why Ed Miliband and the Labour Party are so quick to join the growing anti-migrant panic pushed by the Tories and Ukip

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.

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