Editorial 290 Sinking Brexit plans & preparing for power 

Editorial 290 Sinking Brexit plans & preparing for power 

Theresa May’s government ended 2017 with three Cabinet resignations (Priti Patel, Michael Fallon and Damian Green) and a parliamentary defeat. It is a government mired in Brexit negotiations…

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Globalist left have it back to front 

Globalist left have it back to front 

Transnational Companies can be compared to a tree: they have extensive branches everywhere, but their roots are firmly based at National HQ.  One of the contemporary clichés in the current discussion…

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Miliband as new flag bearer?

Miliband as new flag bearer?

Trevor Fisher reflects on the Labour Co-ordinating Committee and possible successors The 2015 election marked the death knell of the old Right of the Labour…

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Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited the headquarters of Facebook

Saudi Arabia mayhem or democracy?

  Muddasser Ahmed asks whether the young leader is ushering in a Saudi  Arab Spring  “This is the Saudi Arab Spring” said a well-connected Riyadh socialite to me last December in a private…

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Mike Davies & Bryn Jones @ #NewEconomics conference

Mike Davies & Bryn Jones @ #NewEconomics conference

The Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, is convening a series of public events to broaden the debate around economics in Britain. A range of experts will…

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Closing the democratic deficit 

Closing the democratic deficit 

Cat Smith welcomes the 30th October Westminster Hall discussion on proportional representation and calls for real change by government.  The debate was delayed by the June general election and…

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Making all votes count 

Making all votes count 

While 76% of Labour voters support PR Alena Ivanova asks whether members are willing to back a progressive Labour-led coalition.   Talking to a comrade recently…

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2018: a year for celebrating and changing our Democracy?

2018: a year for celebrating and changing our Democracy?

On the 100th anniversary of female (limited) suffrage Mary Southcott surveys the advances and limits of democracy in Britain  Two words we should love and cherish, though they are rather…

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Votes for women 100 years on

Votes for women 100 years on

As no Chartist reader can fail to have noticed, the last weeks of 2017 saw an eruption of condemnation and protest against sexual predators in the work…

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Going radical for life long learning 

Going radical for life long learning 

Paul Reynolds  on new ideas for Labour’s post-compulsory education policy  Education was significant in the 2017 Manifesto, with its promise of a comprehensive National Education Service.  The promise to…

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All aboard: worker directors or social accountability? 

All aboard: worker directors or social accountability? 

As the Tories ditch any practical steps to workplace democracy Bryn Jones surveys earlier Labour ideas, the German model and proposes some steps for Corbyn.  Are the…

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