Posts under ‘Politics’

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 […]

Three-quarters of jobs created in UK went to workers from EU

by Michael Meacher.

UK unemployment, which is still as high as 1,850,000, is now starting to rise again. Combined with the jobs standstill, the lack of momentum in pay makes this the most worrying set of labour market figures for a long time. What is equally disturbing is that almost all the increase in employment since the 2008-9 […]

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 […]

Osborne’s giveaways come back to haunt him

by Michael Meacher.

Following Osborne’s triumphant releasing of pensioners to unlock their annuity contracts to spend how they will, there were many siren voices raised that that risked exposing many vulnerable elderly people to crooks and scammers selling dud investment projects as the road to riches. The results have turned out even worse than feared. City of London […]

#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 […]

Cameron flooding the Lords prepares the way for its abolition

by Grahame Morris.

The House of Lords is beyond redemption. While recent scandals have brought this issue to the forefront of politics, the reality is that the Lords has been an outdated and defunct institution for over a century. At the last election Labour proposed to replace the Lords with an elected Senate representing the regions and nations of the […]

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