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Globalist left have it back to front 

Transnational Companies can be compared to a tree: they have extensive branches everywhere, but their roots are firmly based at National HQ.  One of the contemporary clichés in the current discussion...

Miliband as new flag bearer?

Trevor Fisher reflects on the Labour Co-ordinating Committee and possible successors

Saudi Arabia mayhem or democracy?

Muddasser Ahmed asks whether the young leader is ushering in a Saudi Arab Spring “This is the Saudi Arab Spring” said a well-connected Riyadh socialite to me last December in a...

Closing the democratic deficit 

Cat Smith welcomes the 30th October Westminster Hall discussion on proportional representation and calls for real change by government

Making all votes count

While 76% of Labour voters support PR, Alena Ivanova asks whether members are willing to back a progressive Labour-led coalition

2018: a year for celebrating and changing our democracy?

On the 100th anniversary of female (limited) suffrage Mary Southcott surveys the advances and limits of democracy in Britain Two words we should love and...

Votes for women 100 years on

As no Chartist reader can fail to have noticed, the last weeks of 2017 saw an eruption of condemnation and protest against sexual predators in the...

Gove’s rotten legacy

Dave Lister on why the Academy project is floundering  The Tories’ reverses in this year’s general election spelt an end to their plans for wholesale...

Going radical for life long learning 

Paul Reynolds  on new ideas for Labour’s post-compulsory education policy  Education was significant in the 2017 Manifesto, with its promise of a comprehensive National Education Service.  The promise to...

Hollywood shame factory 

Patrick Mulcahy on the state of the film industry After nominating himself for Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year 2017’, US President Donald Trump must have shrugged...

All aboard: worker directors or social accountability? 

As the Tories ditch any practical steps to workplace democracy Bryn Jones surveys earlier Labour ideas, the German model and proposes some steps for Corbyn.  Are the...