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 wave of hate after Brexit

A wave of hate after Brexit

People like me were warning that the EU referendum would be a racist carnival of reaction.  But events have proved that the carnival is by no means over. It would be wrong to say that the Referendum was a referendum on [...]

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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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Labour: The Broad Church collapses

Labour: The Broad Church collapses

"You don't have the right to lead just because you've been elected". Harriet Harman MP, Camberwell & Peckham Constituency Labour Party meeting, 30 June 2016 Since its inception the Labour Party has talked about being a broad church, by which it means [...]

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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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