John Stewart writes: Twenty eight MPs from the Socialist Campaign Group have released a statement welcoming Jeremy Corbyn’s reinstatement as a Labour Party member by an NEC Panel and calling for the Labour Whip to be restored to him in Parliament. The statement follows on from the original call from 18 SCG MPs in October… Continue reading Support Corbyn’s reinstatement
There may be trouble ahead, warns Richard Price, Leyton and Wanstead CLP That Donald Trump will spend the next two months trying to subvert the verdict of voters is not in doubt. While his legal challenges look increasingly desperate and several have already run aground, he will be busy trying to sabotage the incoming administration,… Continue reading America Divided Against Itself
Lisa Hallgarten and Jayne Kavanagh consider what more do we need than choice. Three years ago we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act. This piece of legislation was hailed as making a vital contribution to public health, bringing access to safe, legal abortion to women across the UK – with the shameful… Continue reading Reproductive Rights
Richard Price, Leyton and Wanstead CLP reviews This Land: The Story of a Movement by Owen Jones. Allen Lane 352 pp £20 I first met Owen Jones in 2000, when aged 16 – preternaturally gifted and confident – he attended a couple of meetings I helped organise. Our paths crossed when he worked for John… Continue reading Nearly Man
By our Unison correspondent Ballots are open for Unison members to vote for a new General Secretary for their union between 28th October until 27th November, with the result due to be announced on 11th January next year. The outgoing General Secretary, Dave Prentis, has been in the role for 20 years, so the election… Continue reading A new leader for Unison
Helen Smith, Beaconsfield CLP, and David Wain, Hayes & Harlington CLP, look at the pros and cons of UBI. Universal Basic Income (UBI) means giving unconditional cash payments to all citizens whatever their income, either replacing or complimenting other targeted welfare benefits or tax allowances. Supporters of UBI argue that the policy is the most… Continue reading Time for UBI?