What Hope for Labour?

    The ILP is getting together with the campaigning pressure group Compass in September to examine the future of the Labour Party and the politics of radical hope.

    The public meeting will be held in Leeds on Saturday 19 September, just one week after Labour elects a new leader and deputy leader, and four months on from the party’s disastrous defeat at the general election. The implications of the election results for Labour’s future will be the focus of the day’s activities.


featuredimage One Man Against the War

HOLLIE BUSH tells the tale of Alf Myers, an ILPer and ironstone miner from a small Teesside village, whose refusal ...

featuredimage Why Labour Needs to Change

Like many on the left, the election result came as a nasty shock to JONATHAN TIMBERS. But despite the desperate ...

featuredimage Remembering Bristol’s Anti-War Hero

Until recently Walter Ayles was almost a forgotten figure in Bristol. But a new group is reminding the city of ...


TUC Attacks Tax Credit Reforms

Trade Union Congress general secretary Frances O’Grady this week attacked the Conservative government for consigning millions of working families to poverty thanks to its proposed welfare reforms.


Orgreave and the Struggle for Justice

A series of meetings, talks and workshops on trade union struggles for justice are being held at Durham Miners’ Hall in the week leading up to this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala on Saturday 11 July.


Labour’s Fightback Will Be Harder Than We Can Yet Imagine

David Cameron may have returned to Downing Street with a thin majority, but Labour must not kid itself. Coming back from this defeat will be very hard. The road to recovery will be far tougher than the route Labour has just tried and failed to plot, argues ANDREW HARROP.


Growing Up in an ILP Household

It is with great sadness that we learned recently of the death of the ILP’s oldest member, Jennie Cuthbert. Jennie died peacefully in her sleep on Monday 9 March. Her lifelong membership of the ILP provided a living link between the modern organisation and the party’s earliest decades.