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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

Profit is behind Starmer lining up with Tories to get people back to work

15 April 2020
Labour leader Keir Starmer is helping those Tory ministers who want to see the lockdown end and people pushed back to work in order to make profits.

Labour officials plotted to sabotage Jeremy Corbyn

13 April 2020
A leaked Labour Party report has exposed how a faction lodged inside the party’s headquarters sabotaged Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership—and waged war on the members.

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.

Labour and union chiefs fail coronavirus test

24 March 2020
The crisis caused by coronavirus is testing every political force in society—and exposing some basic truths. One remarkable feature is how often the Labour Party agrees with the right wing Tory government.

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.

Divisions tear through Labour on the eve of leadership vote

18 February 2020
As members begin voting for the next Labour leader this week, debates about transphobia, Palestine solidarity and the party’s election defeat are raging, reports Nick Clark

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