Nick Davies. It’s good to see the Tories tearing themselves apart, again, on Brexit, amid recriminations of secret meetings and broken promises but Labour cannot sit back, watch the fun and count the next election as already half won. Labour has to protect working class communities from the likely effects of a hard-Brexit and it… Continue reading Is the Brexit squeeze worth the juice for Labour?
Editorial Board According to Marx, history repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. The re-running of the culture wars of the 1980s within the Labour Party may be farcical, but they are certainly not funny. Then, the Labour Right was consistently on the wrong side of history, denigrating every attempt to… Continue reading It’s just history repeating itself
Mark Perryman Lewes CLP The constituency of Lewes in Sussex has continuously returned Conservative MPs since 1874, except for a period between 1997-2015 when the Lib Dems held the seat. Even in an area where Labour trails a distant third, Corbynism can still shake things up. I blame Seaford, Newhaven, Alfriston and Polegate Labour Party… Continue reading Lewes shows the way
Barry Rodin of Orpington CLP reports on the plans Labour’s disabled members have to democratise the party. A strong message from submissions of disabled members to the Labour Party Democracy Review is that they do not want the party to do things for them but with them. Following country-wide consultations of disability officers and disabled… Continue reading Labour’s Disability Democracy Review
The Keith Veness column When you’re a member of an “ultra left” group or one of the “keyboard warriors”, it’s always dead easy to spout off – usually by saying what you are against like “anti-cuts”, “anti-austerity”, “anti-racism” etc. In real life on the doorstep or in the workplace, most folk don’t really care what… Continue reading No-Win situations
John Stewart writes: The anti-semitism smear campaign against the Labour left has seen a dangerous escalation with the dismissal from his employment of Stan Keable. Formerly a member of Hammersmith CLP, Keable was expelled from the Labour Party in 2017 for his association with the organisation Labour Party Marxists. Now he has been dismissed from… Continue reading Anti-semitism smear escalates