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    How Corbyn’s Rise Attracted the Young

    Jeremy Corbyn’s appeal to young people has dispelled a few myths about their political apathy and disengagement. SAFFRON ROSE reviews a new book that looks at the lives of young people in Britain today and considers why the Labour leader has been such an inspiring figure.

    As a young, Labour-voting, Corbyn-supporting, politically active university graduate, I do not feel that I was the target audience for Liam Young’s debut political memoir, Rise: How Jeremy Corbyn inspired the young to create a new socialism. Yet, the narrative echoes conversations my friends and I have on a daily basis.

Features

featuredimage The Origins of Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn’s rise is only the latest in a long line of left-wing ‘corrections’ to a rightward drift in the ...

featuredimage The Interwar ILP – Lessons for Today?

IAN BULLOCK assesses the record of the ILP between the wars and seeks to draw a few lessons for Labour ...

featuredimage Accessing the ILP Archives

The ILP archives at the London School of Economics is regarded as a “key heritage collection” by the library’s politics ...

News

Campaign Kicks Off to Reprint Carpenter’s Seminal Poem

A bid to reprint Towards Democracy, the seminal poem of Sheffield radical and founding ILPer Edward Carpenter, has been kickstarted with a crowdfunding campaign by the new co-operative publishing company, Millthorpe Press.

Events

Durham Labour Left Conference

Durham Labour Left, a group of democratic socialists based in the north east, is organising a regional conference for local Labour Party members on Sunday 21 October.

Comment

Don’t abolish the National Policy Forum – transform it

Labour’s National Policy Forum may be flawed, but it needs to be reformed, not abolished, argues HUGO RADICE.

History

ILP@125: Reflections on the ILP’s History

The ILP celebrates its 125th anniversary this week. BARRY WINTER marks the organisation’s brithday with a brief survey of its history and consideration of the lessons it can pass on to today’s left.