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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".

No, Mr Miliband, the poor are not to blame

14 June 2011
As the Tories push through the biggest attacks on the welfare state in history, the silence from Labour leader Ed Miliband has been deafening.

Ex-ministers get the top jobs

31 May 2011
Many former Labour ministers are now working for the corporate sector.

From army to arms firm

31 May 2011
Geoff Hoon was Labour’s defence secretary in 2005. Defence giants Westland got a £1.7 billion contract from the Ministry of Defence in March of that year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Where are the workers in Labour’s leadership?

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

Diane Abbott is the best of Labour’s uninspiring bunch

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

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.

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