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Ups and mainly downs of Labour in recent elections

As Labour digests last week's local and by-election results, Paul Salveson looks at what the party can learn from the relative success of its Welsh counterpart, while Hugh Gault considers the decline of Labourism.

Can Starmer’s Labour meet the post-pandemic challenge?

As the UK emerges from a year of Covid-induced lockdowns and restrictions, Labour’s 'softly, softly' style of opposition will be put to the test.

Time to take gloves off

Ten years of Tory austerity have wrecked the social foundations of the UK and amplified the devastation of Covid-19.

Tory Britain not working

Keir Starmer needs to wind back restrictions on members and refocus on building a narrative around a new democracy and a new economy.

Deepening divisions and levelling down

As widely predicted, Covid-19 is now unfolding a second deadly wave. Once again Johnson’s government has been caught asleep at the wheel

Building the Labour alternative

In some ways the Covid-19 pandemic has masked the realities of the challenge facing the left; in other ways, it has exposed it.

Workers must not be made to pay for Covid crisis

Beware the second wave: not just the threat to lives from a further spike in Covid-19, but to livelihoods from impending recession, mass unemployment and an increasingly likely ‘no deal’ Brexit.

Covid-19 charge sheet against Tories

Covid-19 is a pandemic unprecedented in over 100 years. Besides the devastating human cost in lives, the cost in livelihoods has also been incalculable.