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The ugly face of Labour

The ugly face of Labour ​​​​​​​Keir Starmer is pushing a renewed right wing direction for Labour. Nick Clark looks at why that is, and examines how it’s old hat for the party that’s built on appeasement

Labour ‘conference’ confirms the party’s shift to the right

Labour ‘conference’ confirms the party’s shift to the right The Labour Party replaced its annual conference this year with what was meant to be a showcase for its new leadership. It was supposed to be all about “winning back trust” from people who abandoned it in the 2019 general election.

The story of how Corbyn’s compromises led to defeat

The story of how Corbyn’s compromises led to defeat Left Out is a book for people who think Keir Starmer is doing a good job. But it also holds some valuable lessons for genuine socialists—and hard truths about the Labour Party.

Why the Labour left is weak

Why the Labour left is weak Even some of the Labour right are starting to get fed up with their party leader Keir Starmer.

Battles and infighting inside Labour reflect the party’s limits

Battles and infighting inside Labour reflect the party’s limits  A vicious battle is being fought inside the Labour Party over a dizzyingly complex series of leaks, rumours and court cases.

Lisa Nandy draws line under Corbyn and attacks Tories from the right

Lisa Nandy draws line under Corbyn and attacks Tories from the right The Labour Party is desperate to prove it can be right wing over accusations of Russian interference and the West’s trade war with China.

Changes in Momentum won’t solve problems for Labour left

18 May 2020
Left wing Labour MPs and prominent activists have called for a “renewal” of Momentum, the organisation founded to support former party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Time to leave the Labour Party and fight for change outside it

18 April 2020
The Labour Party’s structures have always privileged its MPs and the right wing who hold members in contempt. The left shouldn’t be their willing hostages again, writes Nick Clark

Labour shifts right as Keir Starmer appoints new shadow cabinet

07 April 2020
New Labour leader Keir Starmer has begun shifting the party rightwards.

Keir Starmer’s victory will drag Labour to the right

04 April 2020
Keir Starmer has won the election to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.

Pressure of ‘unity’ sees Labour shift rightwards

31 March 2020
The Labour Party leadership contest was set to finally end this Thursday with the result to be announced on Saturday.

Why Corbyn couldn’t beat capital

31 March 2020
As Jeremy Corbyn ends his time as Labour leader, Nick Clark looks at the impact he has had—and why any attempts by Labour to change the system will be limited

Labour leadership don’t inspire hope

25 February 2020
Why is the Labour Party leadership election so depressing? Clearly it has something to do with the line-up. In all probability it will come down to the choice between Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, and Rebecca Long-Bailey, the candidate of the left.

Right wingers lead as Labour leadership race enters final stage

11 February 2020
Right wing Labour leadership candidate Keir Starmer looked set to enter the final round of the contest with the most nominations by far.

What comes next for the left after Corbyn?

10 February 2020
Activists gathered in London last week to debate why Labour lost last year’s general election, and where now for the left after the end of Corbynism

Labour leadership hopefuls battle it out at key hustings

14 January 2020
Forty seconds to answer a question is perfect for a politician. It gives you just enough time to sound as if you’ve said something, without saying anything much.

Why Labour lost the general election

17 December 2019
Leave voters in Labour's former seats thought it would betray them over Brexit

After the vote - activists look at what the results show and how to resist Tory rule

13 December 2019
Labour Party members, socialists and campaigners spoke to Socialist Worker on Friday about what the general election has shown and how to build resistance to the Tories.

Jeremy Corbyn calls for redistributing wealth and power at final campaign rally

12 December 2019
A great wave of hope swept through people at Corbyn’s election rally on Wednesday night.

Firms plot to keep profits in case of Labour win

10 December 2019
Top bosses have shown their contempt for democracy by taking measures to avoid Labour’s renationalisation plans.

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