Labour Party


Misogyny, monopoly and marginalised communities

13 July 2022 Tower Hamlets Labour Party is deeply hypocritical in its treatment of marginalised people and women of colour, argues Tasnima Uddin

The Red Wall: a political narrative

10 May 2022 The term represents a wider establishment discourse which is being used to guide the UK in an increasingly conservative direction, argues Daniel Eales

Simon Hedges winning here

5 May 2022 As the local elections get underway, Red Pepper's Simon Hedges shares his own experiences with the trials and tribulations of electoral politics

Where is the Labour Party heading on immigration?

28 April 2022 As the Nationality and Borders Bill becomes law, Sabrina Huck attempts to decipher whether Labour's immigration policy offers any promise of change for the better

Review: Always Red

18 January 2022 Huw Beynon reviews the life and legacy of one of the most influential labour leaders in recent times

Review: The Welsh Way: Essays on Neoliberalism and Devolution

11 January 2022 A new book exposes the gap between the Welsh government's radical rhetoric and reality, writes Leanne Wood

Perhaps winning over the general public is not worth all the effort

6 January 2022 The beauty of Britain's advanced democracy is that as long as Labour doesn't scare the establishment, they'll probably get in by default at some point, writes Simon Hedges

Clive Lewis on the UK’s crumbling democracy

12 December 2021 After two years of Boris Johnson's government, Clive Lewis and Marzena Zukowska discuss growing authoritarianism and sources of hope for the future

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England after the break-up of Britain

27 October 2021 Ex-Labour MP Thelma Walker explains why she’s thrown in her lot with the Northern Independence Party

#TWT21: Red Pepper at The World Transformed

23 September 2021 The World Transformed festival gets underway this weekend - here's where and when you can catch some of Red Pepper's editors and friends.

#TWT21: Socialists and the Labour Party

20 September 2021 Tom Williams makes the case for organising strategically within the Labour Party

Simon Hedges: Village Idiot

13 September 2021 'Sensible' columnist Simon Hedges offers readers a modern day fable from his home village of Greatly-cum-Nutting

What’s at stake for the left in Unite’s General Secretary election? An interview with Steve Turner and Sharon Graham

3 July 2021 As the election of a new General Secretary for Britain's biggest trade union gets underway, Red Pepper speaks to left candidates Steve Turner and Sharon Graham

Review – Paint Your Town Red: How Preston Took Back Control and Your Town Can Too

18 June 2021 In this timely book, Matthew Brown and Rhian E. Jones explore new forms of democratic collectivism across the UK, writes Hilary Wainwright.

Momentum responds to the Labour Muslim Network Report

23 December 2020 Labour seems eager to ignore its Islamophobia problem. The Party is making a grave mistake, explain Solma Ahmed, Sonali Bhattacharyya and Mish Rahman

No holding back?

22 December 2020 Labour’s road to recovery must bring together grassroots organising with a recognition of changing class composition, argues Christine Berry

Red Pepper interviews Momentum’s NCG

26 November 2020 Join us on Friday 27 November from 5pm as we talk to Momentum NCG members Sonali Bhattacharyya and Deborah Hermanns about what's next for the left

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Being Jewish in North Islington Labour Party

3 November 2020 Calling for Jeremy Corbyn's reinstatement, Lynne Segal looks back on her experience of 40 years as a party member in his constituency

In and against, and outside, the party

15 September 2020 Following major defeats, the left on both sides of the Atlantic must urgently get stuck into community organising, movement building and political education, argues Joe Guinan

The downfall of Robin Hood Energy

8 September 2020 The sale of Robin Hood Energy doesn’t mean public ownership doesn’t work, but that we need to be more ambitious, argues Edward Dingwall

Keir Hardie Trafalgar Square

What’s wrong with the Labour Party?

3 September 2020 The role Labour plays in maintaining the capitalist state makes it a crucial site for socialists to organise within, argues Luke Evans

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The Labour left and ‘the long march through the institutions’

27 July 2020 Sabrina Huck kicks off the debate on Labour and the left with a re-reading of Dutschke, with an introduction by Hilary Wainwright

Momentum

Forward Momentum: democracy isn’t a distraction

22 May 2020 Democracy isn’t a distraction, says Deborah Hermanns - it’s the only way to transform Momentum and the Labour Party and effectively build power in our communities.

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This government is failing trans people: Labour must take a stronger stand

16 May 2020 Aisling Gallagher explains why Liz Truss’ recent rhetoric on proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition Act signals a worrying shift.

Essay: a new sense of nation?

3 May 2020 Michael Calderbank and Ashish Ghadiali discuss the meaning of ‘national pride’ and ask if it can – or should – have a place in a truly radical left politics

The Labour manifesto launch in 2019

Seven ways Momentum can help Labour become resistant to sabotage

16 April 2020 The leaked Labour report tells us a lot about how the party needs to change. Momentum can lead the way, argues Johnbosco Nwogbo

Zarah Sultana on austerity, solidarity and strategy

3 April 2020 Speaking to Red Pepper in January, the new MP for Coventry South revealed her first-term priorities and her commitment to structural change

The politics of Covid-19: time to requisition empty homes

30 March 2020 The government’s actions to try and house rough sleepers are inadequate. The acquisition of empty homes for the homeless is a viable short and long-term solution, argues Adam Peggs

Labour’s way forward: the only way is (bottom) up

8 March 2020 A democratic revolution within Labour must be matched by building participatory economic alternatives at a local grassroots level, writes Glenn Jenkins

Manchester Momentum: a ‘durable institutional left’ in the North West

22 December 2019 Manchester Momentum has successfully mobilised political engagement through its community-focused cultural strategy. Its ethos is here to stay, says Andrea Sandor

Election 2019: Reflections from Penistone and Stocksbridge

21 December 2019 From dirty tricks campaigns to the private interests of career politicians, Sam Gregory explores why Labour lost a long-standing Sheffield seat

What do we do now? Join us on Monday 16 December at Rich Mix

What do we do now?

13 December 2019 After knocking on so many doors, the movement built in support of Jeremy Corbyn needs to stay present particularly where people feel abandoned or under attack

We stand with Jeremy Corbyn

Letter: We stand with Jeremy Corbyn – just as he always stood with us

10 December 2019 Organisations and individuals including Kehinde Andrews, Hanif Kureishi, Ahdaf Soueif, Gillian Slovo, Robert Del Naja and Anish Kapoor urge BAME and migrant communities to vote for Labour

Election 2019: Tackling tech giant tax avoidance

10 December 2019 Conrad Bower reports on the main parties’ manifesto promises to address ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance by multinationals like the ‘Silicon Valley Six’

Election 2019: Battle lines drawn in Sheffield Hallam

10 December 2019 Sam Gregory of Now Then magazine reports on the candidates vying for votes in a key Lib Dem-Labour marginal

Jo Swinson at the BBC leaders debate

Election 2019: Anti-semitism and phoney solidarity

9 December 2019 The faux-concerns from the party’s opponents does little for Jewish people, argues Oscar Leyens

Another World is Possible

Election 2019: The end of neoliberalism in sight?

5 December 2019 If elected, the next Labour government can finally depart from the neoliberal consensus and deliver a major shift in wealth and power, argues Adam Peggs

Small change

5 December 2019 Simon Hedges shares his famous-on-Twitter analysis of the state of the left today

Election 2019: Transatlantic socialism rising

30 November 2019 As Sanders and Corbyn head to the polls, Peter Gowan describes a new spirit of international collaboration on the left

Jeremy Corbyn and front bench holding copies of the 2019 manifesto

Election 2019: An ambitious, agenda-setting and credible manifesto

29 November 2019 The 2017 Labour election manifesto was good but the 2019 version is the document we’ve really been waiting for, argues Mike Phipps

Brian Eno: Why I’m backing Labour in Kensington

28 November 2019 In 2017, Labour won Kensington by just 20 votes. Brian Eno explains why he's backing Emma Dent Coad in the seat - and why voting Lib Dem is ‘voting Tory without admitting it’

The radical potential of the Corbyn project

20 September 2019 Even worse than failing to win office would be winning it while unprepared for the realities of government. Christine Berry considers what Labour needs to do to avoid the fate of Syriza in Greece

The World Transformed 2019

The World Transformed, FYI

20 September 2019 Red Pepper’s picks of The World Transformed festival, in Brighton from 21-24 September

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Take part in building a people’s manifesto for the movement

16 September 2019 Winning elections is not enough. To transform society we need to involve the people in policy making, argue Kerem Dikerdem and Annie Quick

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This is how we build a National Education Service in the UK

15 September 2019 Chloe Tomlinson lays out the battle lines for a more egalitarian, democratic and holistic education system. Essential reading ahead of The World Transformed education sessions

Critical tradition: Tribune then and now

23 December 2018 As the relaunched Tribune prepares its second issue, Hilary Wainwright assesses the history of the paper and the left Labour MPs who rallied around it – and the lessons it offers today’s Labour left

Labour and reselection: the panic last time

5 October 2018 As anti-Corbyn Labour MPs kick up a fuss in the press about possible reselections, Hilary Wainwright looks back at the strikingly similar alarm in the parliamentary establishment in the 1970s and 1980s

The power of collective joy

1 October 2018 In a world of isolation and a left which tends towards despondency, collective joy is our weapon against neoliberalism. Sam Swann reflects on The World Transformed 2018

What happened at Labour Conference?

1 October 2018 Michael Calderbank brings you a bite-sized guide to what went on at conference, and what that means for the future of the party. 

In and against the state

1 October 2018 Labour needs to develop a socialist strategy that goes beyond a single election manifesto. Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin look at the challenge of state transformation



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