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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.

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

It’s a funny old game

Don Flynn reflects on a remarkable victory against the forces of international capitalism

Who will be #Mayor4CleanAir and tackle climate breakdown?

Tim Root poses the pollution question for London and other major cities approaching mayoral elections

Government gaslighting

Andy Gregg says race report takes blaming the victim to a new level

Tories seek to close doors on asylum seekers

Don Flynn says Priti Patel’s ‘firm but fair’ mantra aims to deprive refugees of more of their rights

A withered fruit

Helen Hayes warns of the damaging consequences of the Tory hard Brexit deal

PCSC bill passes second reading in the midst of a police fiasco

When the power to determine what is in the public interest is claimed as the exclusive right of police forces, we need to be really worried, says Don Flynn

Opaque, narrow and lacking definitions

Rory O’Kelly finds many holes in the EHRC investigation into antisemitism in the Labour Party and big problems with the reaction

Starmer’s static slot machine

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

A welcome requiem for the English Empire?

Glyn Ford on post-Brexit fantasies