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The Labour left is angry with Starmer, but pushes a failed project of ‘unity’

11 May 2021
Left wing Labour MPs responded to the election results by appealing to Keir Starmer to bring them back into the fold. Meanwhile, Starmer prepared a further shift to the right.

Hartlepool and beyond—what went wrong with Labour’s vote?

10 May 2021
After Labour’s disastrous showing in Hartlepool and in the local elections, Nick Clark asks why so many working class people have turned away from the party

Labour’s turn to the right fails in Hartlepool by-election

07 May 2021
The result should be proof that working class people are not easily won over by flag-waving and pledges of support for the army and the cops.

Boris Johnson’s crimes deserve full reckoning

04 May 2021
“These were always going to be difficult elections for us. We’re not expecting miracles on Thursday night.” Those were the words of Labour’s shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy on Sunday—at the end of a week of scandal and crisis for the Tories.

Hartlepool–Labour in trouble

10 April 2021
In years gone by the Labour Party could take the votes in the north east of England for granted. But, reports Nick Clark, next month’s Hartlepool by-election could show just how out of touch the party now is with its former heartlands

A year of Keir Starmer, a year of surrender

30 March 2021
Keir Starmer has spent his first year as Labour Party leader refusing to oppose the Tories—but he has shown us what he stands for.

LETTERS—More strikes in Myanmar can beat back the military

23 March 2021
An article in the bosses’ Financial Times newspaper last week was headlined, “Protesters playing a dangerous game with the Myanmar economy, warn businesses”.

The establishment quakes following police violence

16 March 2021
The scenes of police attacking protesters in Clapham sent the establishment into a mini meltdown.

How have the Tories survived all this?

09 March 2021
Boris Johnson keeps getting away with it. He’s been through scandal after scandal, and crisis after crisis, and still sits securely in Downing Street.

Fight the bosses that Labour Party backs

02 March 2021
What’s the point of a Labour Party that won’t even back the meagre tax rises on the rich planned by a Tory government?

Queen’s love of horses and torturers knows no bounds

02 March 2021
New evidence has emerged of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed holding his adult daughters hostage.

Letters—Keir Starmer is showing his right wing agenda in Liverpool

01 March 2021
The scrapping of the Labour Party list of candidates for the Liverpool mayoral election by Keir Starmer has caused outrage in the city and nationally.

Win for right in Scottish Labour leadership election

27 February 2021
The result will cement Labour's crisis in Scotland

Starmer’s Labour backs arms bosses, nukes and war

26 February 2021
The Labour Party has promised generals it backs spending more on the military, nuclear weapons, Britain’s arms industry and the Nato military alliance.

Battle is on to stop unsafe schools return on 8 March

22 February 2021
Boris Johnson’s plan to fully reopen all schools in England on 8 March will put many more lives at risk.

Keir Starmer speech shows he has not broken with the bosses

18 February 2021
Labour leader Keir Starmer seemed to offer a change from “business as usual” in a speech on Thursday billed as a significant break from Tory politics.

Working class people will gain nothing from ‘patriotism’

06 February 2021
In a recent party broadcast, Labour Party leader Keir Starmer appeared beside a Union Jack. Nick Clark examines why Labour hopes to gain from nationalism—and why it’s wrong

Labour is embarrassing, not left wing ideas

26 January 2021
Labour’s leaders see their party members as an embarrassment—and now want to be able to block them from standing as candidates in elections.

Labour woos the bosses and maps out a path to the right

19 January 2021
A series of speeches by leading Labour figures have mapped out a further shift right, says Nick Clark

Labour ditches left wing policies and promises ‘responsible government’ for bankers

13 January 2021
The Labour Party has dropped the left wing pledges to spend more money on jobs, pay, public services and the climate crisis promised by Jeremy Corbyn.

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