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Papal interventions

Is anyone going to follow the Pope’s humanitarian lead on refugees asks Don Flynn   There was more than symbolism in the Pope’s action in taking...

A first step on a journey completed

Trevor Fisher takes a look at Open Labour

Demolishing affordability

Karen Buck on the Housing and Planning Bill   Surely, before the Housing and Planning Bill, now before Parliament, was drafted, Government Ministers sat down with...

The Bernie-fication of American politics

Dave Cunningham on the challenge to corporate Democrats  The four year electoral cycle leading up to the November elections has been the oddest and most unpredictable...

Don Flynn on Cameron’s EU referendum folly in Chartist 279

When telling the truth is the only decent thing to do    The UK electorate is now steaming ahead to a vital decision day on the...

Dave Watson on Scottish Labour’s break with austerity

Dave Watson sees a long haul for Labour   The Holyrood election debate was looking pretty boring, but in February Scottish Labour suddenly made it interesting....

TRIDENT – LABOUR’S VOTE AND THE DEFENCE REVIEW

Peter Rowlands looks at Labour's deepening Trident Troubles   I am puzzled as to why there has been little comment on the news in the Guardian (Feb...

Brexit note: Gove and BoJo out, and the first polls

In this, the first of several Brexit notes, we take some broad swipes at two Brexiters and look at the first polls since Cameron’s...

Prem Sikka on shrinking the state

Austerity can only be ended by a shift in political philosophy argues Prem Sikka Within minutes of the Chancellor delivering his autumn statement, The Daily...

Steeling ourselves for a fight!

In CHARTIST 278, Tim Page of the TUC explains how the steel industry crisis underlines the need for an industrial strategy  British Chancellor of the Exchequer...

The legacy of the ‘soft left’

Trevor Fisher surveys Labour's most important constituency   There is an increasing need to define the history of the 'soft left', sometimes called the 'centre left'...