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Keir Starmer is still on the attack 

Keir Starmer is still on the attack  Labour party leader Keir Starmer is holding Jeremy Corbyn to ransom as part of an all-out assault on the left in the party.

Corbyn’s return to the Labour Party based on concessions to the right

Corbyn’s return to the Labour Party based on concessions to the right Jeremy Corbyn has been readmitted to the Labour Party after making another concession to right wing efforts to silence criticism of Israel.

Activists speak out—the left’s hope lies outside Labour

Activists speak out—the left’s hope lies outside Labour Keir Starmer’s suspension of Jeremy Corbyn and the war on the left has sparked arguments about whether the Labour Party is really a vehicle for change. Here members—and some of those who have left in response to the attacks—tell Nick Clark how the witch hunt has changed the party

The left in Britain and the US after two earthquakes

The left in Britain and the US after two earthquakes Win or lose, Donald Trump has upended the politics of the United States.

LETTERS—Time to tear down the jails

LETTERS—Time to tear down the jails One of my young family members was in prison a while ago. During our visit we were treated like prisoners ourselves—made to wait endlessly in the shabby, dirty facilities.

It’s time to leave Labour

It’s time to leave Labour Keir Starmer’s assault on the left shows that Labour is a trap for socialists. It’s time to leave and fight for real change argues Charlie Kimber, editor of Socialist Worker

Keir Starmer uses antisemitism report to suspend Corbyn and attack solidarity with Palestine

29 October 2020
There is now no doubt that Labour leader Keir Starmer is determined to drive the left out of the party, or to force them into humiliated submission.

Labour Leadership continues to show that criticism of Israel will not be tolerated

26 October 2020
The Labour Party leadership has told off MP Stephen Kinnock for making a speech criticising Israel, according to reports.

The ugly face of Labour

27 September 2020
​​​​​​​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

22 September 2020
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

11 September 2020
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

25 August 2020
Even some of the Labour right are starting to get fed up with their party leader Keir Starmer.

Letter to a Jeremy Corbyn supporter—time to leave Labour

05 July 2020
In a third letter to a Jeremy Corbyn supporter, Charlie Kimber argues to break from Labour, join the Socialist Workers Party and to build the resistance on the streets

Starmer sacks Long-Bailey to show clean break with Corbyn, and to dump Palestine

25 June 2020
Labour leader Keir Starmer has sent his clearest signal yet that he will attack left wing party members—and use criticism of Israel as an excuse

New Labour general secretary could wage ‘factional warfare‘ against left

27 May 2020
Labour Party members fear a purge of left wing activists after the party’s ruling body appointed a right wing general secretary.

Labour lets Tories stagger on

26 May 2020
The growing furore over Dominic Cummings finally forced the Labour Party to at least show some sort of opposition to the Tories. 

Bankers celebrate relationship with Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour

25 May 2020
City spivs are hailing a “sea change” in attitudes towards bankers and bosses from Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party.

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.

Keir Starmer’s ‘real opposition’ leaves the Tories unscathed over virus response

28 April 2020
Media pundits and right wing Labour politicians are hugely impressed by Labour leader Keir Starmer’s response to the coronavirus. Few ordinary people will have noticed.

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

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