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The left needs to understand the modern EU better. Fast.

A left Euro-scepticism may not be the answer, but neither is the status quo Europhila that is 20 years behind the times It is understandable that those...

The rise of Labour’s soft left

The tendency of choice – the soft left?               The Corbyn leadership victory throws up a lot of issues from the past which were never...

The undeserving poor

Without tough opposition to Osborne’s welfare cuts Labour risks becoming an irrelevance, says John Percival

*Special Conference Issue Now available for Download*

CHARTIST recently published a special issue for a momentous and historic Labour Party conference. The special issue boasts articles on Corbyn's rise, the role of women in...

Labour left surge? not quite 

Labour's apparently resurgent left needs to be put into context, argues Trevor Fisher   Labour's internal elections were a remarkable victory for Jeremy Corbyn and his...

The Precariat – Key Labour opportunity

In CHARTIST 276, Paul Reynolds demands we start reaching out to the ‘precariat’   There is something odious about the Labour Party leadership debate. A rise in membership and...

Two calls to arms

Congratulation to Jeremy Corbyn – the new leader of the British Labour Party   CHARTIST was in no doubt that his nomination as a Leadership candidate...

Chartist Archive Oldie: 2011 Gem from Jeremy Corbyn

CHARTIST has endorsed Jeremy Corbyn to be Labour leader. In 2011 he wrote this corker about Blair, Iraq and the bitter legacy these have left. Four years...

Going for the jugular

Dave Prentis on the Trade Union Bill and its attack on human rights The right to strike is a fundamental human right recognised across...

Northumberland Notes

Craig Simpson on an English political microcosm Northumberland serves as a microcosm of the English political landscape. Post-industrial, urban Labour strongholds, vanishing Lib Dem support,...

A long wet summer poses questions

Trevor Fisher a summer of quiet politics   In the Independent of 11th August, ex-Liberal MP, Norman Baker argued that Britain was heading for a one...