Labour Party


Book Review: Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics

2 December 2016 'In spite of the odds Corbyn is still standing' - Alex Doherty reviews Seymour's analysis of the rise of Corbyn

Momentum Kids: the parental is political

19 November 2016 Momentum Kids is not about indoctrinating children, but rather the more radical idea that children have an important role to play in shaping the future, writes Kristen Hope

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about electability

16 November 2016 'MPs are stuck in 1997, waiting for a charismatic, Blair-like messiah, but without the bloodshed'

The new politics of art

16 November 2016 Nina Power calls for an assertion of true human wealth through shared resources, knowledge, and art – while Jessie Hoskin and Sasha Josette explain how The World Transformed festival will respond to this call

Davey Hopper: union man

8 November 2016 Huw Beynon reflects on the life of his friend and comrade Davey Hopper, the tough and imaginative Durham miners’ leader, who died in July

The unlikely rise of Jeremy Corbyn: an interview with Alex Nunns, the author of ‘The Candidate’

1 November 2016 Andrew Dolan interviews Alex Nunns about his new book on Jeremy Corbyn's successful campaign to become leader of the Labour Party

What is Momentum?

29 October 2016 James Schneider, Emma Rees and Adam Klug explain what Momentum is and how it is organising collectively to transform society

Now is the time for a progressive alliance

28 October 2016 Kenny MacAskill of the Scottish National Party says that only a progressive alliance can deliver us from Tory rule

How the left can win

21 October 2016 Jeremy Gilbert says that no single party can defeat neoliberalism. A broader social movement is needed

Putting the people back in politics

12 October 2016 The new politics is about much more than protest, writes Hilary Wainwright. But it’s about much more than parliamentarism too

Momentum needs a strategy to win power in local elections

9 October 2016 A radical democratic politics requires focus at the local as well as national level, write Gabriel Bristow and Simon Thorpe

The Train Gate story is a product of desperation

24 August 2016 Alex Richardson-Price observes the pressing need for a character assassination, by any means necessary, of Jeremy Corbyn.

Brexit: clearly not Jeremy Corbyn’s fault

8 August 2016 Tom Walker argues the official Remain campaign let the side down

How likely is a Labour Party split?

4 August 2016 Michael Calderbank asks whether Labour's warring factions can ever be brought back together in a united party

A question of leadership

18 July 2016 The ‘new politics’ Jeremy Corbyn proclaims must be an explicit agenda of institutional change, not simply a change of style at the dispatch box, writes Hilary Wainwright

‘We’re standing up for democracy in the party – for the members to choose the leader’

1 July 2016 Shadow chancellor John McDonnell on the attempted coup against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Antisemitism and the left

9 May 2016 Paul Kelemen, author of The British Left and Zionism: History of a Divorce, looks at the roots of the recent controversies in the Labour Party

‘How can you decant people from estates then make deals with developers to build luxury apartments?’

19 April 2016 Andrew Dolan spoke with Amina Gichinga of Take Back the City about doing politics differently and righting Labour's wrongs in London

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the language around Corbyn

11 April 2016 'After winning an open contest with massive support, Corbyn has been accused of "seizing power"...'

Lambeth library occupiers are renewing the anti-cuts struggle

7 April 2016 Simon Hardy looks at what led community campaigners to occupy their local library in south London – and says others should follow their example

Corbynomics can work – once you know that economics is never ‘neutral’

29 February 2016 Neil Faulkner argues that the biggest barrier to Jeremy Corbyn's rational economic policy is the huge profits the super-rich are making from an irrational one

Video debate: Has Corbyn changed politics?

23 February 2016 Hilary Wainwright, Liz Davies, Stephen Bush and James Schneider discuss Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Trident

20 February 2016 'Nuclear weapons cannot be seen purely as a source of jobs'

Going into Labour

20 February 2016 You’ve joined the Labour Party – now how can you make your voice heard in its structures? Let Michael Calderbank guide you

Ignore the critics, Labour is right to consider a basic income

18 February 2016 A universal basic income isn’t something for nothing, but rather a recognition of a right to a meaningful life beyond the needs of the market, writes Andrew Dolan

'What we've achieved so far': an interview with Jeremy Corbyn

21 December 2015 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, in conversation with Hilary Wainwright and Leo Panitch, talks about the meaning of ‘new politics’, Tony Benn’s legacy – and opening up Labour’s policymaking to the people

Making the most of the momentum

14 December 2015 A new kind of politics needs a new kind of Labour Party, writes Andrew Dolan

What the Corbyn campaign did next: meet Momentum

13 October 2015 James Schneider writes on the launch of Momentum, the grassroots network building on the Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader campaign

Conventional wisdom: our chance to redraw the British state

5 October 2015 Jeremy Corbyn has said that he wants to organise a constitutional convention. We should seize the opportunity, writes Dan Hind

After Corbyn’s victory: time for a new kind of politics

18 September 2015 Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters now face the huge task of opening up the Labour Party and putting members genuinely in control. How can they do it? Michael Calderbank gives some ideas

Event: After Corbyn’s victory: what next for social movements?

15 September 2015 Join us, Global Justice Now, Fuel Poverty Action and Compass in Brighton on the 27 September

The Corbynomics of energy

11 September 2015 Behind the media smokescreen, how green is Jeremy Corbyn? Alan Simpson digs deeper into Corbyn's energy policies

1983: the biggest myth in Labour Party history

6 September 2015 Labour's 1983 election campaign has long been used to say it is impossible for a leader like Jeremy Corbyn to win any election from the left. Alex Nunns digs out the truth

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about the Labour leadership

1 September 2015 'The highlight began when it looked as though Corbyn could win, and continued thereafter'

How Labour lost the 1992 election: an alternative to the ‘official wisdom’

25 August 2015 Michael Calderbank revisits Defeat from the Jaws of Victory, by Mike Marqusee and Richard Heffernan, first published 1992

Editorial: Triumph over disaster

25 August 2015 Whatever the outcome of the Jeremy Corbyn campaign, it has shown that anti-austerity arguments have a wide resonance, writes Michael Calderbank

Labour selling rights to the city?

21 August 2015 Donations from private developers to Labour London mayoral candidates further implicate politicians in the capital’s housing crisis and highlight the chasm between Corbyn and many of his party colleagues, writes Andrew Dolan

The changing face of Labour

3 August 2015 Josh Holmes speaks to some of the new intake of Labour MPs about a fresh left focus for the party

My support for Jeremy Corbyn is about much more than ‘reclaiming Labour’

17 July 2015 Hilary Wainwright says she is backing Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader as part of a transition to organisation beyond parliamentary politics

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about Tony Blair

8 June 2015 'No, it’s not time to rehabilitate Tony Blair.'

Higher aspirations: politics beyond the ballot box

8 June 2015 As with the Scottish referendum, electoral defeat can be transformed into political success. A new movement is rising, says Hilary Wainwright

O rose, thou art sick

8 June 2015 The Labour Party's general election defeat has much deeper roots than the failings of its leader, writes Andrew Dolan

How a hung parliament could lead to a new anti-austerity alliance

21 April 2015 The right is horrified by the rise of the SNP – because it raises the prospect of a progressive coalition, argues Hilary Wainwright

Inside New Labour’s rolling coup: the Blair Supremacy

1 December 2014 Alan Simpson, a backbench socialist MP throughout New Labour’s time in office, describes his experience of what a new book calls the 'Blair Supremacy'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about what makes politicians tick

1 December 2014 'I haven’t socialised with senior politicians, but I’ve hung out with the insane and I can reveal that they believe their own lies completely'

Labour once again refuses to break with ‘business as usual’

20 November 2014 Labour's links to PricewatehouseCoopers is yet another sign of a party unwilling to break from 'business as usual' and of a political system captured by corporate interests, writes Andrew Dolan

Young people the latest target in Labour’s lurch to the right

19 June 2014 Labour's austerity-inspired welfare proposals will penalise young adults for circumstances beyond their control, writes Andrew Dolan

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about characters

17 February 2014 'Today’s politicians are boring. Perhaps that’s why they get away with so much'

Jeremy Hardy thinks… about voting

19 December 2013 'The thing that surprises me is not that Westminster politics are found to be boring, but rather that so many journalists find them so interesting'

Debate: Is the ‘co-op council’ really co-operating with cuts?

8 March 2013 Local Labour councillor Edward Davie says Red Pepper’s recent article on Lambeth’s ‘co-operative council’ was disappointing. Below, council trade unionist Jon Rogers responds



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