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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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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Review: Fools, Frauds and Firebrands

Review: Fools, Frauds and Firebrands

I was alerted to this book by an interview with its author carried out by Mick Hume, ‘editor-at-large’ of Spiked, the conservative libertarian website. Mick is something of a friend of Roger Scruton and remains dazzled by the great man’s [...]

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Labour Party: Reinstate Nick Wrack

Labour Party: Reinstate Nick Wrack

Nick Wrack has been expelled from the Labour Party, without right of appeal, by a decision of the Executive Committee of Camberwell and Peckham Constituency Labour Party on 27 February. This decision was taken without reference to The Lane ward Labour [...]

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Marxists and the Labour Party

Marxists and the Labour Party

The following article is one in a series of personal viewpoints offered by members and supporters of the Independent Socialist Network, assessing the new situation brought about by the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party. As [...]

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