Tag: labour

Starmer’s victory: What next for the left?

Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet shows his concern to make sure both the left and right are represented in his leadership team. But Don Flynn argues that it is the extraordinary times we are living through which are generating the real opportunities for a decisive shift towards a new democratic socialism

Labour and energy nationalisation

David Toke explains why power should be given to local councils, not the pro-nuclear GMB

Labour’s Green energy revolution

Dave Toke says Labour's green energy plans are the surest sign yet that they are heading for Government  Labour's low cost and practical proposals for...

Local government on the brink

Duncan Bowie explains how eight years of an austerity straitjacket has pushed many councils to the verge of collapse. But does Labour have an...

Labour balancing realism with idealism on defence

Paul Dixon sees a new pragmatism in Corbyn’s approach The key problem for a Corbyn-led Labour Government is not so much what should be Labour’s...

Democratisation odyssey continues

Bryn Jones gives two cheers for McDonnell’s democracy plans, warns of Brexit implications but finds fudges on Labour internal democracy at Conference Labour’s new commitment...

Democracy – threat, opportunity, or damp squib?

Ann Black reports on compromises and conflict on party democracy This year’s conference went well, with popular announcements on childcare, workers’ rights and renationalisation and...

After the IHRA. Where do we go from here?

The fight against antisemitism for the socialist left has to go hand-in-hand with resistance to all other forms of racism. Hostility to Jews as...

Conference and crystal balls

Ann Black reviews Labour’s Democracy Review  As I write, I have no idea how the 120 recommendations in the party democracy review will be presented...

Labour left at a turning point

Don Flynn sets out the challenges facing Labour’s left in seeking to build on successes and secure a Corbyn government The socialist left inside the...

Why debating Brexit is still vital for the left

John Palmer says a Schrodinger’s Brexit, neither in nor out, is the likely outcome from the May government unless Labour forces a General Election...