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Don’t do it Ed – it’s not that bad!

by David Pavett.

Well, actually, it is that bad, but topping yourself won’t solve anything and it would leave us with the unedifying spectacle of Ed Balls/Yvette Cooper, Chuka Umunna, et al, trying to sound right-wing enough to get Progress’s support – something which I guess they won’t find all that difficult. Things are bad but they can […]

The best of Left Futures in 2013

by Conrad Landin.

Another year, another decent conference speech from Ed Miliband, an entirely needless battle with the unions, a false recovery from Gideon, and the deaths of two of history’s most significant figures. Left Futures has also once again gone from strength to strength to strength. 2013 in fact saw over 100,000 more visits than the previous […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

It’s hard to disagree with Left Unity about anything much, other than their existence - Jon Lansman takes issue not with Left Unity‘s programme but with their political strategy – arguing that the Labour Party was still the right place for left activists to campaign for socialism. Unite offers Miliband an olive branch, with clear red […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

Now universities openly campaign against left-wing students – Keith Wright looks behind the recent headlines about police surveillance, evictions of occupations and the proposed abolition of the University of London Union (ULU). Labour Students no longer bothers to pretend it’s not just Progress’ youth wing – still getting lots of hits, here’s Michael Wood’s shocking […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

Labour Students no longer bothers to pretend it’s not just Progress’ youth wing. So far, almost 2,000 people have clicked onto Michael Wood’s astonishing article on the shenanigans at NOLS political weekend – and it’s counting! He tells of how Labour Students and Progress bigwigs “bullied” young members to join the shady party-within-a-party. A fascinating […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

1.  The Blairite plot to discredit unions in general and Len McCluskey in particular: (for the third week running) Jon Lansman tracks the trouble-stirring back to Progress. 2.  Is this the roadmap to the end of Labourism? Far from giving Labour a mass working class base, is Ed bringing about “the kind of slow but sure decline […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

Is Brighton Pavillion CLP on the brink of selecting an extremist bigot? Thankfully, they weren’t, or they realised they were and made amends! Purna Sen was selected as parliamentary candidate yesterday, but here Andy Newman warns of what could have been had the party opted for Anne-Marie Waters. The anatomy of a Con Home hack-job […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

A manic week in Labour politics – and our six articles with the most hits are dominated by the Falkirk selection debacle, as one would expect. Simon Danczuk vs Owen Jones on welfare – the video – the Labour MP for Rochdale said that Osborne’s extension of the delay in JSA payments from three to […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

1. Careerism – the cancer in the heart of Labour – Jon Lansman, writing about the disgraces of former health secretary of Patricia Hewitt, looks to the candidate selection process as the root of party woes. 2. Progress: a political embarrassment – Taste the difference! Frances Docx and Conrad Landin chart the ‘progress’ of the […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

Progress, class and parliamentary selections: Ken Livingstone makes the case for more working class candidates, and questions the motives of Progress in this debate. Ed needs to work out where disunity comes from, and let the party decide its direction: Jon Lansman examines the public spat between Ed Miliband and Len McCluskey, and argues that Ed […]

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