Mike Davies & Bryn Jones @ #NewEconomics conference

Mike Davies & Bryn Jones @ #NewEconomics conference

The Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, is convening a series of public events to broaden the debate around economics in Britain. A range of experts will…

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Closing the democratic deficit 

Closing the democratic deficit 

Cat Smith welcomes the 30th October Westminster Hall discussion on proportional representation and calls for real change by government.  The debate was delayed by the June general election and…

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Making all votes count 

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.   Talking to a comrade recently…

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2018: a year for celebrating and changing our Democracy?

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 cherish, though they are rather…

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Votes for women 100 years on

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 work…

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Going radical for life long learning 

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…

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All aboard: worker directors or social accountability? 

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…

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Will the North rise again?

Will the North rise again?

The anthem of the (non-existent) Northern liberation front would be The Fall’s splendid The North Will Rise Again, penned back in the 80s by Mark E…

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BREXIT – TORIES SKATE ON EVER THINNER ICE 

BREXIT – TORIES SKATE ON EVER THINNER ICE 

John Palmer on a deal that buys time for divided Tories but a formula that cannot be delivered. Labour should ready itself for a new European…

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Sexual Harassment, #MeToo and Feminism

Sexual Harassment, #MeToo and Feminism

Mica Nava on why women are saying no more loudly and widely now and the long wave of attrition against male sexual abuse. As no…

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2018 Chartist prospectus  - challenges and opportunities

2018 Chartist prospectus – challenges and opportunities

Don Flynn sees challenges and opportunities for the left in abundance over the next 12 months. He seeks to make some sort of order out…

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