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Divided Britain – Starmer failing to meet the challenge

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?

Can Starmer’s Labour meet the post-pandemic challenge?

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.

Time to take gloves off

Ten years of Tory austerity have wrecked the social foundations of the UK and amplified the devastation of Covid-19.

Tory Britain not working

Keir Starmer needs to wind back restrictions on members and refocus on building a narrative around a new democracy and a new economy.

Deepening divisions and levelling down

As widely predicted, Covid-19 is now unfolding a second deadly wave. Once again Johnson’s government has been caught asleep at the wheel

Building the Labour alternative

In some ways the Covid-19 pandemic has masked the realities of the challenge facing the left; in other ways, it has exposed it.

Workers must not be made to pay for Covid crisis

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.

Long haul for Labour

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.

New Tory PM and Euro elections signal a Labour change

Any day now Jeremy Corbyn should come out with an explicit commitment from Labour to remain in the EU and campaign for that view in a general election or referendum.

Europe—Tory paralysis, Labour’s opportunity

We live in surreal times. It is unprecedented for a government to be defeated on its keynote policy, delivering Brexit - not once but...

Editorial: Left against Brexit and austerity

Wages stagnant for the longest period since the Napoleonic wars, a flatlining economy, low productivity growth and stagnant investment. Cap this with collapsing local...