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Gunning for tax avoiders

As the United Nations agrees to convene a global conference on ending tax havens and tax avoidance Labour published the first stage of its...

Upstream or down?

James Thompson asks, does Labour need Tony Blair or is he a salmon out to sea?   If only Labour would come to its senses, ditch...

A post-Brexit paradox

Don Flynn says Britain needs more incomers What role, if any, will immigration play in a Britain which, to borrow the slogan of this year’s...

Snap election?

With a snap election in prospect, Peter Kenyon suggests a way forward for Labour Labour people have spoken. Jeremy Corbyn has an even stronger mandate....

Trump, white nativism and economic populism: a new (r)age for western politics

Trump's victory smashed Obama's blue wall. It demands the American and European left learn uncomfortable lessons  Throw it all out. The model and rule book we...

Report: LABOUR CONFERENCE 2016

Jeremy Corbyn got a bigger and renewed mandate. How did conference respond? David Lister reports on Corbyn’s speech, mixed messages and unity calls   I attended...

Labour’s uncivil war: will it ever end?

Peter Kenyon fears the prospects are slim

Life in the jungle

Thousands of refugees endure a living nightmare reports Wendy Pettifer My first morning on ‘the jungle’ as a pro bono lawyer and there's a thick...

Cynicism behind antisemitism row

Julia Bard dissects the issues in the recent antisemitism furore in the Labour Party and finds the issue is being instrumentalised for other political purposes

Beyond the Factions

Trevor Fisher on Labour's deepening quagmire

Labour leadership – time for the stalking horse to be stabled

Labour leadership - time for the stalking horse to be stabledI think the unthinkable – a re-united Labour Party by the beginning of next...