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A post-Brexit paradox

Don Flynn says Britain needs more incomers What role, if any, will immigration play in a Britain which, to borrow the slogan of this year’s...

Beyond the Factions

Trevor Fisher on Labour's deepening quagmire The Labour Party official notice for the leadership election issued on August 1st invited members to vote for “the...

Debating freedom of movement 

David Pavett critiques of Don Flynn’s approach to EU free movement rights Don Flynn praises Jeremy Corbyn for “setting out the view that there is no...

From one Owen to another

Trevor Fisher sees much value in Owen Jones' lessons for Labour, even as Owen Smith emerges as the sole challenger to Corbyn       The...

After a week of plotting

Trevor Fisher on a Labour engaged in splits, and Tory government splitting its sides Last autumn the Labour leadership issues seemed possible to discuss objectively, with...

Labour’s leadership contest rules: make up your own mind

Below is a screen shot of page 15 of the Labour Party's rule book. Section B (ii) appears to be crux section where all...

Labour marginal to EU debate

Trevor Fisher sees a failed Labour message despite some rare unity Writing four days before the vote, it is clear that whatever happens in the...

The Cruddas Report And Winning In 2020. A critique by Peter Rowlands

Peter Rowlands sees a necessary discussion to be engaged with, but also some conclusions to be rejected The independent inquiry by Jon Cruddas and others...

Confronting a culture of failure

Trevor Fisher sees a Labour party that refuses to learn any lessons With the future uncertain, it is sensible to focus on why we are...

James Thompson on inequality and Thatcherite follies

At her final PMQs Margaret Thatcher’s was asked by LibDem MP Simon Hughes about the gap between rich and poor. To paraphrase - although...

Trevor Fisher takes a look at Open Labour

A first step on a journey completed Open Labour - Meeting One - 5th March 2016   The first Open Labour meeting, in Manchester on 5th March,...