Left at the altar
1 July 2003
Responding to Hilary's article last month ([When Labour is the alternative to New Labour->61]), socialists lay out their proposals for a blessed union of the Independent and Labour left.
Blair’s Community Con
1 July 2003
Does Tony Blair ever wake up in a cold sweat, fearing that he might be found out? This month made me wonder about this more than usual. At the same time as the PM is effectively on political trial for not telling the truth to the cabinet, to parliament or to the people over WDM, the Labour Party announces that its bid for a third term will be based on community involvement and devolution. Something wrong here, Ed, as Private Eye's Lord Gnome might say.
When Labour is the alternative to New Labour
1 June 2003
Robin Cook and Clare Short may have got all the media attention but there have been other expressions of despair of far greater significance for the future of Labour and the left.
Ten tumultuous years
1 May 2003
'Red Pepper, breaking a decade; New Labour, broken and decayed,' suggested a wit in the office. But now is not the moment for narrow triumphalism (beyond celebrating the larger font size and the monthly miracle performed in getting the magazine out at all).