Peace in the Party? The Candidates’ Plans for Unity

    On 22 August, former Labour MP HARRY BARNES wrote a letter to the Guardian posing a challenge to the two candidates for the Labour Party leadership.
    He wrote: “Before I fill in my Labour party ballot paper, I would like to know … how (if elected) they will bring about peace and reconciliation within the party.”

    Here we publish their responses…


featuredimage The ILP, POUM and the May Days of the Spanish Civil War

With a plaque to their memory due to be re-dedicated later this month, DAVID CONNOLLY tells the story of the ...

featuredimage Labour on the Brink: A Statement on the Leadership Crisis

A statement from the ILP’s National Administrative Council on Labour’s leadership election and a call for the Party to pull ...

featuredimage Jayaben Desai and the ILP Tradition

Saturday 20 August 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the day when Jayaben Desai walked out of the Grunwick photo-developing ...


Re-Dedication of ILP Volunteers’ Plaque

The role of ILP volunteers in the Spanish Civil War will be commemorated in Salford this Saturday, 24 September, when a plaque at the Working Class Movement Library is re-dedicated to their memory.


Labour on the Brink: What Future for the Party?

With an unprecedented level of uncertainty about Labour’s future, the ILP is organising a conference for members and friends at the Rose Bowl in Leeds on 15 October to discuss the crisis and how to pull the Party together. Book now.


Labour in Crisis: A Statement from the ILP

The Labour Party is in mortal danger and the post-referendum crisis that now engulfs it genuinely threatens its very existence as a viable force in British politics.


Hunting for the Real Keir Hardie

We should remember ‘diverse Keir Hardies’, argues DAVID HOWELL, versions of the ILP founder that stretch beyond the simplicities of socialist canonisation and patronising dismissal, but never attain the dubious establishment honour of ‘national treasure’.