Posts under ‘Labour’

What if Jeremy Corbyn wins? What then?

by David Pavett.

The likely election of Jeremy Corbyn is an exciting prospect. The thought of a break with the years of dull mental acquiescence to the dominant ideology cannot but give immense pleasure to all us lefties. But when the wave of nice thoughts has subsided I am left with a more sombre thought: are we up […]

Extreme? Back to the 80s? How Corbynomics compares with the SDP manifesto

by James Meadway.

Jeremy Corbyn’s economic programme may be seen as radical by many today, but economist James Meadway finds it has a surprising amount in common with the 1983 SDP manifesto There’s been a lot of excitable chatter about Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policies. Newspaper pundits and Labour Party grandees have queued up to denounce his plans as a return […]

Can Jeremy Corbyn manage Labour’s parliamentary party?

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Much has been made of Jeremy Corbyn’s assumed incapacity to hold the Parliamentary Labour Party together in the event of his Labour leadership victory. His views are out of step with Labour MPs, only a tiny number backed Jeremy’s nomination out of genuine conviction, and his hundreds of rebellions against the party whip place him […]

The justification for Corbynomics goes far beyond re-nationalisation

by Michael Meacher.

It is curious that the main charge thrown against Jeremy Corbyn – apart from all the bluster and hysteria – is that his policies lack ‘economic credibility’. The assumption presumably is that the economic policies pursued by UK governments, both Labour and Tory, as well as by the EU, were sufficiently credible and rewarding as […]

We must rebuild our Party from the grassroots – by fighting back

by Angela Eagle.

We all recognise we have a mountain to climb to win the 2020 General Election. This will be impossible if we do not inspire, motivate and organise Labour members and supporters in our communities and workplaces. We have to harness the enthusiasm and creative energy of all our new members more effectively than we have […]

That joke isn’t funny anymore – from #Tories4Corbyn to A Very British Coup

by Ben Sellers.

One day, someone like the Glasgow Media Group, will do an analysis of this leadership election and how the attitude of the right-wing press has changed towards Jeremy Corbyn. It will be fascinating.  Stage 1: Laughter It seems like an age ago when it was all jolly larks and #Tories4Corbyn. Smugly and patronisingly, they laughed […]

Continuing the Corbyn momentum – relaunching the Labour Left

by James McAsh and Rida Vaquas.

On 12 September we will find out whether Jeremy Corbyn is the next leader of the Labour Party. There is, of course, an increased reluctance to accept opinion polls at face value, so any optimism is still cautious. But whatever the result it is already clear that the Labour Party has changed. There has been […]

Corbyn & Watson could galvanise Labour and lead a grassroots revolution

by Grahame Morris.

How often do the public switch-off from politicians who they see as all the same. It is a criticism frequently heard when out campaigning, when the mainstream parties are perceived as offering pale imitations of each other. The public have voted with their feet, political party membership has plummeted and election turnouts have steadily declined. This […]

Jeremy Corbyn is a common sense, mainstream Keynesian

by Bryan Gould.

Former UK Labour minister and  leadership candidate Bryan Gould has a long-distance view of the Labour leadership contest from the other side of the world, living in New Zealand For New Zealand students of current affairs, the contest for the leadership of the UK Labour Party involves four names that will mean little – and, in […]

#LabourPurge: just who are the three pounders?

by David Osland.

Any other political party would be positively delighted to wake up one morning and find itself with 120,000 new registered supporters. It would make them feel that little bit welcome, ensure that they knew when and where the local branch meets, perhaps even encourage existing members to pay them a visit just to say ‘hi’. But oh […]

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