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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 […]

Bloggers’ letter to the Guardian raises Leveson concerns

by Newsdesk.

Our editor, Jon Lansman, was a signatory to this letter in today’s Guardian, which raises concerns about the inclusion of not-for-profit multi-authored blogs on the same level as newspapers within the new press regulation framework. Other signatories include the editors of LabourList, Conservative Home and Left Foot Forward. The Leveson inquiry was set up to address […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

Join the protests against the ‘Bedroom Tax’ –  Jon Lansman reported on over 55 protests around the country with links to more information.This piece had over 5000 hits – the highest ever for an article on Left Futures. Up your bedroom tax, Duncan Smith! – Michael Meacher exolains why Duncan Smith’s backtracking isn’t nearly enough, […]

The six most popular stories this week

by Newsdesk.

Mail on Sunday in smear attempt on John O’Farrell – Jon Lansman argues that the tabloid is only digging up what the Eastleigh candidate wrote in a humorous memoir out of desperation. Owen Jones on austerity, class and the prospects for capitalism – the Chavs author in a new video Anti-fascists: five reasons we’re protesting […]

The six most popular stories last week

by Newsdesk.

Mail on Sunday in smear attempt on John O’Farrell – Jon Lansman shows how the Mail distorted extracts from a comic account of “eighteen miserable years in the life of a Labour supporter” under Thatcher and Major Ed’s speech and the elephant in the audience – The good bits, the pleasing noises and the continuing […]

Young Labour should set its sights higher

by Michael Hanratty.

Exceptional things happen under the most adverse of economic circumstances. It’s an oft-told tale in the North East of the humble, unemployed men of Jarrow taking their crusade on foot three hundred miles to London in the 1930s. Not specifically to argue about the conditions of the working the man, or to argue about the […]

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