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Labour left at a turning point

Don Flynn sets out the challenges facing Labour’s left in seeking to build on successes and secure a Corbyn government The socialist left inside the...

Why debating Brexit is still vital for the left

John Palmer says a Schrodinger’s Brexit, neither in nor out, is the likely outcome from the May government unless Labour forces a General Election...

Investment first to avoid economic crash

Paul Nowak on the challenges facing Labour and the unions with a new economic recovery plan In its 150th year, the TUC faces some immediate...

Standing up for European solidarity

Frances O’Grady says workers must not be made to pay the price for Brexit This is a defining moment for the trade union movement, and even...

Funding a left Labour programme

Prem Sikka says getting taxation policy right is critical for Labour Tax revenues are the life-blood of all democracies. Without these, no state can alleviate...

All change for Welsh Labour?

Peter Rowlands assesses prospects for a left Welsh Labour leader The decision by Carwyn Jones, the Welsh Government’s First Minister (and since 2011 the most...

Hothouse Earth

Dave Toke is not so rosy on Gove’s warming to sparkling wine prospects As the UK sweltered along with much of the rest of the...

Keeping Left (1950)

The Keep Left group was formed in January 1947 by left-wing backbench Labour MPs grouped around the New Statesman journal. Their first pamphlet, Keep...

Viva Mexico, Viva socialism

Viva Mexico, Viva socialism Manuel Cortes reports on an historic landslide win for the left in Mexico A new dawn broke in Mexican politics following the...

A People’s Vote can end the paralysis in Westminster

Westminster view Catherine West puts the case As Parliament broke for the summer recess, the Chequers Plan looks dead in the water and the...

Crunch time for Corbyn’s Labour on Brexit

Alena Ivanova on how the Left is gearing up for a fight on Brexit - and not a minute too soon