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    Transforming Labour’s National Policy Forum

    Labour policy-making needs to be more open and democratic, argues HUGO RADICE. And party members need to be fully involved. Could an online College of Labour provide the answer?

    Labour membership has increased massively and the party is now realistically looking to win at the next general election. The 2017 Manifesto provided us with a solid basis for widening electoral support, but to win more of our fellow citizens to a transformative and radical programme we need a detailed and concrete set of policies, not just enthusiastic canvassing and effective social media.

Features

featuredimage Between the Wars

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

featuredimage Striking for a Higher Purpose

The lecturers’ strike, affecting more than 60 Universities and more than one million students, has thrown up new challenges to ...

featuredimage Ways Forward Through Co-operative Solidarity

DAVID CONNOLLY reports from last week’s Co-operative Solidarity conference in Manchester. “Co-ops are at the heart of Labour’s economic programme.” That ...

News

Shadow Foreign Secretary to Give Hopper Memorial Lecture

Two of Labour’s leading women shadow ministers will take centre stage at the second Dave Hopper Memorial Lecture on the eve of the Durham Miners’ Gala in what will be a fitting climax to Education 4 Action’s week-long fringe programme called ‘Politics, Pits and Protest’.

Events

ILP Lessons for Labour at Chartist AGM

A session on lessons for Labour from the inter-war ILP will be at the heart of Chartist’s Annual General Meeting in London on Saturday 7 July.

Comment

A Manifesto for Democracy

It is the contention of this brief paper that British democracy is not working, either philosophically or practically. Philosophically speaking, there is no effective representation; practically speaking, no political party is proposing radical reform to break the sclerosis currently evident in the system.

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.