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Douglas Jay: The Socialist Case (1937)

Douglas Jay was an economist and Labour minister. Educated at Winchester and Oxford, he was first a financial journalist at The Times and a...

Brexit and protecting the Good Friday Agreement

Martina Anderson MEP on the case for special status for the north of Ireland  There is no doubt that Brexit poses the biggest threat to Ireland since the...

Housing and the Budget

The budget has been widely referred to as ‘the housing budget’. The big announcement, left to the end of Hammond’s long budget speech, was...

The budget we need

A deadbeat Government is likely to steal Labour policies for the Autumn Budget says Prem Sikka Following last year’s announcement that there will only be...

Brexit – from chaos to what?

John Palmer on why a Corbyn-led economic recovery programme will work best within the European Union with European allies. "Anything can happen" warned the late...

We must never accept a Tory Brexit

Manuel Cortes on why Brexit is the big issue for workers Thereís a useful rule of thumb in politics. If the Tories - or those...

End the public sector pay cap

Frances O’Grady on why the pay freeze is bad for workers and the economy Nurses working full-time in our NHS shouldn't need to rely on...

Grenfell fire – an indictment of government

Grenfell fire – an indictment of government Duncan Bowie sees the Grenfell Tower fire as a consequence of multiple failures One of the key functions of...

Labour turns tide

Don Flynn writes on the General Election 2017 General Election 2017: Not yet in government, but the conditions for real advance are being forged. The...

Mike Davis on a message for May

We said it would be Tory own goals (Chartist 286, ‘Corbyn in Downing Street?’) and a steady consistent, straight-talking narrative from Labour that could...

Corbyn in Downing Street?

Peter Kenyon reviews the prospects for one of the biggest upsets in British political history Top marks to Labour for being ready. Tories are so...