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75 years of questions for Labour

The 2019 defeat underlines why Labour needs to move on from the flawed 20th Century Fabian political model, says Trevor Fisher

Hit the banks to save our climate!

Tim Root on getting the climate crisis up the agenda by targeting banks

Playing politics with race

Puru Miah on the perils of triangulation

The end of town planning as we know it

Duncan Bowie sees the latest Tory proposals for planning and housing development as a huge backwards step

Antisemitism payout pre-empts legal enquiry

Don Flynn on legal battles and political expediency: how Labour’s standing as an anti-racist party is being compromised

Tory immigration plans: policy screw-up number 3

The government’s version of a points-based scheme is aiming to do all the things that an immigration policy ought not to do. Don Flynn explains why another car crash outcome is looming

Thanks for the cash Rishi – now can we have an economy?

Don Flynn sees a form of state capitalism emerging requiring robust democratic responses

Attlee’s Labour government elected 75 years ago

Duncan Bowie highlights the achievements and limits of the 1945 Labour government elected in conditions of huge national debt and destruction, finding lessons for today

Starmer over-reacts on Long-Bailey

Don Flynn says Sir Keir Starmer has turned his back on a movement against excessive police force

Sterility of the middle ground

Don Flynn finds Labour’s election review sidesteps the important issues

Hope & questions in Staffordshire

The Black Lives Matter movement has seen impressive - and apparently spontaneous - protests erupt around the country. But, Trevor Fisher asks, what challenges does this new form of organising present for the left?