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Union leader Sarah Woolley defends split from Labour

Union leader Sarah Woolley defends split from Labour ‘Let’s be clear, we have disaffiliated from Labour but Bfawu will try to be more political after what’s happened, not less.

The Sun rises on Starmer’s appeal to media and bosses

The Sun rises on Starmer’s appeal to media and bosses Labour leader Keir Starmer wants to rub the left’s face in its defeat after his victories at the party’s conference last week.

Why struggle is more important than parliament

Why struggle is more important than parliament For the Labour left the movements outside of parliament are important but always secondary. Nick Clark explains why the party holds even its most militant members back

Keir Starmer’s speech signals decisive break rightwards

Keir Starmer’s speech signals decisive break rightwards Most symbolically of all, he praised the governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. There was support for the cops, the military and British nationalism.

Starmer celebrates as left is sidelined at conference

Starmer celebrates as left is sidelined at conference For Keir Starmer, Labour ­­conference was his chance to prove to MPs and the press he had beaten the left and could make the party “electable.”

Labour delegates support Palestine—but leadership backs Israel and imperialist wars

Labour delegates support Palestine—but leadership backs Israel and imperialist wars Labour’s members and its party leadership are pulling in two different directions on questions of war, imperialism and rights for Palestinians.

Letters—Starmer will snatch influence away from Labour members

27 September 2021
 

Labour right crows as conference votes to give MPs more power

27 September 2021
MPs will now be able to stop a left wing candidate ever standing for the party leadership again.

Labour faces two ways on climate action, but Starmer rejects radical measures

26 September 2021
Starmer has already insisted Labour will not nationalise any of the “big six” energy companies.

Labour left debates way forward as it faces losing battle at conference

25 September 2021
In the first of our reports from Labour Party conference in Brighton, Nick Clark looks at where next for the left

Starmer’s ‘vision’—warmed up Blairism and empty waffle

23 September 2021
Instead of being named The Road Ahead, Starmer's essay should have been called The Road Backwards.

Labour uses transphobia in an appeal to right and Tory voters

21 September 2021
The Labour Party is throwing oppressed people under the bus in a bid to win over Tory voters.

Labour conference won’t give members a real say

19 September 2021
Labour Party conference is approaching. Nick Clark investigates its limitations and talks to left Labour activists about what they think this year’s will bring

Keir Starmer’s speech woos union leaders but offers too little to workers

14 September 2021
Labour leader Keir Starmer promised very little for workers and rank and file trade unionists when he spoke to the TUC union congress on Tuesday.

Labour will rename Universal Credit, but won’t pledge to restore £20 a week cut

25 August 2021
As 2.3 million claimants face cuts, Labour offers only empty words

Letters—As an Afghan, I rejoice at the end of Western occupation

24 August 2021
Being an elderly Afghan, I have despaired about the two grim decades of the British invasion.

Labour’s war guilt

17 August 2021
Not two weeks ago, Labour’s leader Keir Starmer said his party should be “very proud” of its right wing governments’ “achievements” under Tony Blair.

Filmmaker Ken Loach booted out of Labour

17 August 2021
Another principled left winger purged from the Labour Party means the ‘stay and fight’ strategy is even less credible, argues Nick Clark.

Keir Starmer is ‘determined’ to pull Labour further right

10 August 2021
Labour leader Keir Starmer has said one of his most important jobs is “rebuilding the relationship between the Labour Party and business.”

Starmer’s Labour relaunch promises bosses handouts

26 July 2021
Keir Starmer and his deputy leader Angela Rayner staged yet another re-launch of his failing leadership on Monday.

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