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Bryn Jones is a visiting lecturer at the University of Bath and co-editor of Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Towards Equality and Democracy (Policy Press). hssbj@bath.ac.uk

What would Orwell say?

Socialists must be unequivocal in their defence of democracy against authoritarianism, says Bryn Jones, who looks at parallels between the Spanish Civil War and Putin’s war on Ukraine

How is Starmer doing?

Starting our new column, Bryn Jones reviews some of Starmer’s Ten Pledges

Who are the bricks in the Red Wall?

Bryn Jones reviews recent surveys of why Labour lost many traditional seats in 2019

Taking back control: a campaign for Labour autocracy?

The need for CLP meetings to be online due to Covid restrictions is being exploited by Labour officials at the expense of party democracy, argues Bryn Jones

A socialist recovery from Covid-stricken capitalism?

Bryn Jones considers partial prescriptions for human survival

Starmer’s static slot machine

Bryn Jones assesses Starmer’s static slot machine and Sunak’s slick sweepstake

Britain’s post-Covid settlement?

Bryn Jones says Sunak’s cunning plans - and Labour’s timid alternative - are no 1945 moment

Democratic vitality must be at the heart of party resurgence

In a 'letter' to Keir Starmer following his first conference speech as leader, Bryn Jones questions whether the moderate character of much of the new leadership approach will trump the Tory narrative on tough times

Towards a just economy: no return to the 1930s

In the face of massive recession, Bryn Jones argues that a narrative for a just economy must be the new direction in a post-Covid future

‘Whatever it takes’: From corona capitalism to democratic corporatism?

The Covid-19 pandemic must be the signal for a new democratic political economy, argues Bryn Jones

Why can’t Britain cope with Covid-19?

Bryn Jones finds a catalogue of short-term failures combined with the corrosive effects of neoliberal free-marketism and ten years of austerity underline the crisis