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Building the Labour vote in hard-to-win areas: why we need more Labour councillors

A commitment to PR coupled with a revived activist base in local government would help convince voters they can make a difference, says Karen Constantine

Lessons of Afghanistan

Don Flynn on the folly of foreign intervention

The policy maze

Trevor Fisher finds a huge credibility gap at the heart of Labour’s policy-making process

Progressive alliance: Lego-brick policies

Trevor Fisher argues that the quest for an alliance of anti-Tory parties is fraught with dangers

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

Disunited nations

Steven Walker says the latest conflict between Palestinians and the Israeli state highlights the impotence of a failed global organisation

Netanyahu provokes new round of warfare

Omri Preiss says this time the war was not what it seemed

Promoting debate on left policy

Bob Newland and Dave Lister debate left-wing policy on interventionism

Black children still underachieving

Bernard Coard argues that racism and discrimination still run deep in the British education system

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.

Labour’s left and the problem of Starmer

Peter Rowlands says Starmer must row back from Corbyn’s suspension and open serious dialogue with the left about the party’s direction if Labour is to succeed