Category "The Left"

Building a mass Labour Party

Building a mass Labour Party

It’s hard to believe now, but before the May 2015 general election the Labour Party had 190,000 members. This July, in just 48 hours, over 183,000 more parted with £25 to become registered supporters and vote in the leadership election, the [...]

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A battle for Labour’s heart and soul

A battle for Labour’s heart and soul

A civil war has erupted inside the Labour Party, initiated by the party’s minority right wing with the backing of the media. It is a battle between the ordinary labour party members and the anti-democrats in the Parliamentary Labour Party [...]

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On punishment and prison

On punishment and prison

The government’s prison reform programme has been gathering pace since Parliament returned in autumn 2015. In speeches to the Conservative party conference in October 2015, both David Cameron and Michael Gove called for a shift in thinking and policy to [...]

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RISE – another nationalist dead end

RISE – another nationalist dead end

RISE was formally launched on 29 August in Glasgow. ‘Scotland’s Left Alliance’ is the result of negotiations between the Scottish Left Project, comprising of many of the Radical Independence Campaign’s leading lights (also known as the International Socialist Group (Scotland), [...]

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