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Brexit is a busted flush – Britain needs Labour

Manuel Cortes says extend Article 50 and call a special party conference to lead fight against Brexit and austerity That the story of the 2016...

Government rail review

In the face of a failing rail system Paul Salveson puts an alternative plan Chris Grayling’s tenure as secretary of state for transport has...

Is the Left opposed to Politics?

Ian Bullock looks back on earlier socialists’ idealised view of the end of politics and that view today People sometimes stare at me in total...

The Girl Effect

Alice Arkwright welcomes ‘girls’ education’ celebrity endorsements but highlights flaws in the campaign

Just as we might be winning the anti-Brexit case

Duncan Bowie regrets the recent resignations Seven Labour MPs are resigning for very different reasons - some on the issue of antisemitism; some on...

March 29th and Brexit Endgame

Trevor Fisher says no other options will mean anything unless Parliament extends Article 50 February 14th's Valentine's Day massacre in the Commons marked the point...

Crowd trouble

Patrick Mulcahy on Mike Leigh’s homage to Peterloo 200 years on Peterloo is writer-director Mike Leigh’s most ambitious film to date – and one of...

Project hope and a People’s Vote

The Tories have brought the UK to the brink of calamity. Rather than heal divisions of culture, wealth, regions and nations they have brought only deeper...

Socialist Union: Socialism: a New Statement of Principles (1952)

Socialist Union was established in 1951 by contributors to the Socialist Commentary journal, which had been edited by Rita Hinden and other ‘reformist’ Labour...

Wanted: a profound shift in how we run, fund and judge

While parents fund-raise for resources and headteachers take to the streets in protest at government cuts, Dave Lister finds Melissa Benn outlines a strong...

Labour and Brexit: time to get real

While the Tories created the Brexit shambles Labour’s line on getting a better deal is unworkable. It’s time to come out openly and say...