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    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 Labour Party, which date from before it was even founded, argues GRAHAM TAYLOR.

    The election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party in September 2015, was unexpected, but not unprecedented. The party has customarily been divided into a right wing (close to Liberals and Conservatives), a left wing (close to Marxists but not Marxist) and a reformist or social democratic core, and since its beginnings there have been drifts to the right interrupted by sudden left-wing corrections.

Features

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 ...

featuredimage Between the Wars

The period between the two world wars was one of the most turbulent in political and socialist history. The events ...

News

Ada Salter Honoured in her Home Town

Until recently, pioneering ILPer Ada Salter was little known in her home town of Raunds. GRAHAM TAYLOR reports on the first event ever to celebrate her legacy in the Northamptonshire town.

Events

The World Transformed Festival Line-Up

Jeremy Corbyn, Naomi Klein, Owen Jones and Paul Mason just a few of the headline speakers at this year’s The World Transformed festival set to run alongside the 2018 Labour Party conference in Liverpool later this month.

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.