Labour Party


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

Let Labour members choose their MP candidates

3 July 2018 If we want a radical socialist government, it starts with democratising the party from the bottom up. Dan Gerke argues in favour of mandatory reselection.

Don’t box Corbyn in over Brexit

22 June 2018 Encouraging Labour to block Brexit is tantamount to writing off the opportunity of a Corbyn-led socialist government. No wonder the Blairites are so keen, writes Michael Calderbank

Corbyn and the Manchester speech

26 May 2018 In the middle of the 2017 general election campaign, disaster and tragedy struck with the Manchester terror attack. In this extract from the second edition of The Candidate, Alex Nunns tells how the Corbyn campaign responded this time last year with a speech that was careful, but radical

Local elections: What really happened in Haringey

6 May 2018 The media has put the spotlight on London's Haringey council again – but what is the reality for local Labour activists? Alex Nunns interviews Seema Chandwani

Local elections: 5 reasons to be cheerful

4 May 2018 Media got you down about the local election results? Michael Calderbank finds the bright spots

Why I’m fighting to turn Thatcher’s favourite council red

27 April 2018 Wandsworth council has pioneered the kind of policies which have led to the housing crisis. Council candidate Aydin Dikerdem says it's time to take on the Tories wreaking havoc in the borough.

News From Nowhere: Fighting for alternative housing in Haringey

6 March 2018 After the defeat of the Haringey Development Vehicle, local people are putting together their own plans for alternative housing that puts people before profit. By Noah Tucker

The rise of post-Blairism

22 February 2018 A floundering alliance of Blairites is trying to reinvent itself for a Corbynite age. By Tom Costello.

How Momentum came together

16 January 2018 Three founders of Momentum talk to Ashish Ghadiali about the two years that have transformed their lives and the fortunes of the British left.

Don’t let Corbyn’s opponents sneak onto the Labour NEC

2 December 2017 Labour’s powerful governing body is being targeted by forces that still want to strangle Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, writes Alex Nunns

Labour Party laws are being used to quash dissent

8 November 2017 Richard Kuper writes that Labour's authorities are more concerned with suppressing pro-Palestine activism than with actually tackling antisemitism

Corbyn is a moderniser – Blairites are the dinosaurs.

6 November 2017 Richard Seymour explores how Corbyn shifted the political centre - against all the odds.

This leadership contest can transform Scottish Labour

9 October 2017 Martyn Cook argues that with a new left-wing leader the Scottish Labour Party can make a comeback

Building Corbyn’s Labour from the ground up: How ‘the left’ won in Hackney South

6 October 2017 Heather Mendick has gone from phone-banker at Corbyn for Leader to Hackney Momentum organiser to secretary of her local party. Here, she shares her top tips on transforming Labour from the bottom up

The Labour conference that the media failed to report

2 October 2017 Many important things happened on conference floor, reports Alex Nunns – but you wouldn’t know it from reading the newspapers

There is no ‘cult of Corbyn’ – this is a movement preparing for power

2 October 2017 The pundits still don’t understand that Labour’s new energy is about ‘we’ not ‘me’, writes Hilary Wainwright

New model activism: Putting Labour in office and the people in power

22 September 2017 Hilary Wainwright examines how the ‘new politics’ needs to be about both winning electoral power and building transformative power

Labour’s NEC has started to empower party members – but we still have a mountain to climb

20 September 2017 The crunch executive meeting ahead of Labour conference agreed some welcome changes, writes Michael Calderbank, but there is still much further to go

Cat Smith MP: ‘Jeremy Corbyn has authenticity. You can’t fake that’

12 August 2017 Cat Smith, shadow minister for voter engagement and youth affairs and one of the original parliamentary backers of Corbyn’s leadership, speaks to Ashish Ghadiali

Anti-Corbyn groupthink and the media: how pundits called the election so wrong

26 July 2017 Reporting based on the current consensus will always vastly underestimate the possibility of change, argues James Fox

Michael Cashman: Commander of the Blairite Empire

24 July 2017 Lord Cashman, a candidate in Labour’s internal elections, claims to stand for Labour’s grassroots members. He is a phony, writes Cathy Cole

Your vote can help Corbyn supporters win these vital Labour Party positions

14 July 2017 Left candidate Seema Chandwani speaks to Red Pepper ahead of ballot papers going out to all members for a crucial Labour committee

‘The Labour Party is its members’ – Chris Williamson MP interview

13 July 2017 Chris Williamson MP, winner of the election's tightest marginal, Derby North, and recently reappointed shadow minister for fire services, talks to Ashish Ghadiali about Jeremy Corbyn, the housing crisis and winning from the left

Momentum is getting ready to help Labour win the next election – and beyond

10 July 2017 The Corbyn-supporting group is preparing for another election at any moment, writes Adam Peggs – and now has the potential to create powerful training initiatives, union links and party reform efforts

PLP committee elections: it seems like most Labour backbenchers still haven’t learned their lesson

7 July 2017 Corbyn is riding high in the polls - so he can face down the secret malcontents among Labour MPs, writes Michael Calderbank

Corbyn supporters surge in Labour’s internal elections

3 July 2017 A big rise in left nominations from constituency Labour parties suggests Corbynites are getting better organised, reports Michael Calderbank

Labour’s new hopes: Meet the new left MPs

28 June 2017 Michael Calderbank profiles Jeremy Corbyn's new supporters in parliament

Paul Mason vs Progress: ‘Decide whether you want to be part of this party’ – full report

24 June 2017 Broadcaster and Corbyn supporter Paul Mason tells the Blairites' annual conference some home truths

Jeremy Corbyn is no longer the leader of the opposition – he has become the People’s Prime Minister

21 June 2017 While Theresa May hides away, Corbyn stands with the people in our hours of need, writes Tom Walker

7 reasons why Labour can win the next election

14 June 2017 From the rise of Grime for Corbyn to the reduced power of the tabloids, Will Murray looks at the reasons to be optimistic for Labour's chances next time

They told us ‘elections are won from the centre’. We’ll never believe them again

12 June 2017 The election result has irreversibly changed political discourse in the UK, writes James Fox

Why are so many coming to Jeremy Corbyn’s rallies? It’s for his message of hope

7 June 2017 Across Britain, hundreds of thousands of people have now taken part in mass rallies for Corbyn's Labour. Eli Regan soaks up the atmosphere in Warrington

‘Snowflake Generation’? Watch out for an avalanche on June 8

4 June 2017 The under-30s could be decisive in the general election. Frances Grahl meets young people hit by Tory austerity and looks at what's driving their support for Labour

If Corbyn’s Labour wins, it will be Attlee v Churchill all over again

2 June 2017 Jack Witek argues that a Labour victory is no longer unthinkable – and it would mean the biggest shake-up since 1945

Why Corbyn’s ‘unpopularity’ is exaggerated: Polls show he’s more popular than most other parties’ leaders – and on the up

10 May 2017 Headlines about Jeremy Corbyn’s poor approval ratings in polls don’t tell the whole story, writes Alex Nunns

The media wants to demoralise Corbyn’s supporters – don’t let them succeed

5 May 2017 Michael Calderbank looks at the results of yesterday's local elections

A Progressive Alliance is a win for the left

29 April 2017 Laying out the case for Labour's leadership of a Progressive Alliance, Jeremy Gilbert argues that far from posing a threat to the Left, the Progressive Alliance offers a golden opportunity to end Tory rule and build a 21st century government committed to social justice

How progressive is the ‘progressive alliance’?

21 March 2017 We need an anti-austerity alliance, not a vaguely progressive alliance, argues Michael Calderbank

Corbyn understands the needs of our communities

7 March 2017 Ian Hodson reflects on the Copeland by-election and explains why Corbyn has the full support of The Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union

We need popular participation, not populism

27 February 2017 Hilary Wainwright argues against reclaiming populism for the left and for a leadership that supports people’s capacity for self-government

How can we make the left sexy?

5 February 2017 Jenny Nelson reports on a session at The World Transformed

It’s time to really take control

31 January 2017 Andrew Dolan on how the left must match the anti-establishment rhetoric of the right, but with a different politics

In Pictures: The World Transformed

24 January 2017 Photos from The World Transformed festival in Liverpool, by David Walters

The seconds that changed Labour history: Jeremy Corbyn’s last dash for nominations

30 December 2016 In this extract from his new book The Candidate, Alex Nunns tells the inside story of how Jeremy Corbyn scraped onto the Labour leadership ballot in 2015

‘We don’t want to be an afterthought’: inside Momentum Kids

16 December 2016 If Momentum is going to meet the challenge of being fully inclusive, a space must be provided for parents, mothers, carers, grandparents and children, write Jessie Hoskin and Natasha Josette



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