Understanding Corbyn’s Politics

    BARRY WINTER examines the political origins of Jeremy Corbyn’s politics, asking: what are its ideological roots and what is the nature of his leadership?

    Until the two recent Labour leadership elections, I had never met Jeremy Corbyn, nor even heard him speak, although I attended conference and numerous fringe meetings for a couple of decades. In one sense, uncovering the roots of Corbyn’s politics appears simple. He comes from the Bennite left tradition: at best, sincere and committed; at times, politically simplistic.


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STEVE THOMPSON sketches a brief profile of Robert Blatchford, the founding editor of The Clarion newspaper, who campaigned for socialism ...

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England is both an increasingly tolerant and open society and a more divided place, according to the latest ‘Fear and ...


Sheffield Co-op Paper Marks Party Centenary

Members of the Sheffield Co-operative Party have published a special commemorative edition of the party’s old monthly newspaper to mark the national Co-op Party’s 100th anniversary this year.


Call Mr Robeson Returns to Croydon

Call Mr Robeson, Tayo Aluko’s portrayal of the famous actor, singer and civil rights campaigner, returns to Croydon in south London on Friday 24 November.


Standing Without Clapping – Assessing Corbyn’s Labour

Labour’s position now looks similar to its 1945 stance, but we live in an entirely different nation and a much altered world. HARRY BARNES considers what the ’45 government achieved and what Corbyn’s party can learn from those years.


The Lessons of 1917 … And All That!

IAN BULLOCK marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution by arguing that the profoundly anti-political stance that took root among Leninists had dire and lasting consequences for socialism in the west.