Johnson learning from Trump playbook

Already Johnson’s Tories are reneging on commitments made in the EU Withdrawal Agreement to adhere to worker and consumer rights and environmental standards.

Putting people’s health before profit

Paul Nowak explains how trade unions, in contrast to some business fat cats, have been at the forefront of pushing Government to take belated but necessary actions to protect us from the ravages of Covid-19. But there is more to do

A radical programme to get us through the crisis

The UK, in common with the rest of Europe, has swung sharply in the direction of state capitalism. Don Flynn argues that Labour has to push hard to ensure that full employment, a cooperative model for business and a strong voice for workers and communities becomes the direction of travel

Test, trace, isolate, treat and build solidarity

Mike Davis finds the government playing catch-up with its pronouncements in the face of a devastating virus

A world economy working for all

Jake Woodier says a Green New Deal is the path to tackling both the climate and economic crises

Johnson gets tougher on child refugees

Alice Arkwright says the new ‘compliant environment’ treats asylum seekers with abuse and rejection

For a democratic revolution

Clive Lewis did not make the cut for the leadership election but he set out a bold plan for people to take real control and transform society and the party

Beyond the fragments

As has happened before, the working class has fallen into a state of division and fragmentation. Don Flynn argues a socialist narrative centring on the crisis-ridden nature of capitalism will be needed to rebuild working class identity

A better yesterday?

Gerry Hassan says Scottish Labour has to execute a dramatic forward-looking change if it is to reverse decades of decline

“Crises are not in the habit of forming queues”

Planning, investing in carers and international cooperation are vital but lacking in this crisis, says Hugh Gault

What we need is rationing

Trevor Fisher fears a genuine shortage of essentials is coming

Tories in budget U-turn

Dennis Leech sees the partial ditching of austerity as the sign of a new type of Tory government and an indication Labour needs to change tack

The challenges of leadership

Successful candidates for Labour leader and deputy have huge tasks to overcome. Rebuilding electoral support and overcoming party divisions are two central challenges among others set out by Duncan Bowie as a guide to selection.

Sexism at work still rife

Alice Arkwright on a new report exposing widespread sexual harassment in the workplace It will be two years in...

Nuclear fantasy

Dave Toke says Government plans for a programme of small nuclear power stations is a costly non-starter

Keep the European flag flying

Julie Ward on taking internationalism to the streets

Grim up North

Paul Salveson on the challenges of rebuilding the red wall

The struggle to overthrow patriarchy is ongoing

Patrick Mulcahy on the birth of modern Women’s Lib

The Audacity of Hope

Patrick Mulcahy on a tense portrait of rich and poor in South Korea

Departure Scrounge

Patrick Mulcahy on Tarantino’s 60s Hollywood pastiche

Surrender – Phase 1 complete

Peter Kenyon reviews the consequences of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU

Brexit after Johnson’s victory

Glyn Ford says Johnson will be torn between machismo and pragmatism over Brexit