Eighteen months into Keir Starmer's leadership, the Labour Party is struggling to find a direction.
The vaccine rollout is this government's one saving grace - but nothing can disguise one of the worst Covid death rates in the world. Is Starmer up to the task of uniting Labour to defeat the Tories?
As the UK emerges from a year of Covid-induced lockdowns and restrictions, Labour’s 'softly, softly' style of opposition will be put to the test.
Ten years of Tory austerity have wrecked the social foundations of the UK and amplified the devastation of Covid-19.
Keir Starmer needs to wind back restrictions on members and refocus on building a narrative around a new democracy and a new economy.
As widely predicted, Covid-19 is now unfolding a second deadly wave. Once again Johnson’s government has been caught asleep at the wheel
In some ways the Covid-19 pandemic has masked the realities of the challenge facing the left; in other ways, it has exposed it.
Beware the second wave: not just the threat to lives from a further spike in Covid-19, but to livelihoods from impending recession, mass unemployment and an increasingly likely ‘no deal’ Brexit.
Covid-19 is a pandemic unprecedented in over 100 years. Besides the devastating human cost in lives, the cost in livelihoods has also been incalculable.
Already Johnson’s Tories are reneging on commitments made in the EU Withdrawal Agreement to adhere to worker and consumer rights and environmental standards.
Labour suffered a heavy defeat on 12th December. Identifying the reasons for failure to unseat a Tory government presiding over nine years of austerity will rightly occupy some time.
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