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What Hope for Labour?

Jun 30th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead

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.



Orgreave and the Struggle for Justice

Jun 26th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

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.



TUC Attacks Tax Credit Reforms

Jun 25th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

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.



Labour’s Future Under Scrutiny

Jun 25th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The Labour Party’s future is coming under scrutiny from all angles at the moment with articles, papers, analysis and discussion meetings focused on what went wrong on 7 May and what Labour should do now.



The World To Win

May 27th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

‘The World to Win’ is the title of a residential course at the Northern College in Barnsley this weekend organised by the Independent working Class Education Network, to be followed in June by an exhibition of posters of protest and revolution at Barnsley Civic Arts Centre.



Celebrating the History of the Derbyshire Miners

May 19th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

A series of events celebrating the history of the Derbyshire miners are being held in Chesterfield this June, culminating with a ceremony to mark the centenary of the town’s statues of founding miners’ leaders and Labour MPs, James Haslam and William Harvey.



Former MP Calls For ‘Manifestos of Intent’ From Leadership Candidates

May 19th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Former Labour MP Harry Barnes has called for Labour’s leadership candidates to issue ‘Manifestos of Intent’ to explain their intended programme and help members decide who to vote for.



Co-op Members Urged to Keep the Party Link

May 11th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The Keep it Co-op Campaign is urging Co-operative Group members to vote against proposals to sever the group’s 98-year-old relationship with the Co-op Party at this Saturday’s AGM in Manchester.



Compass Gatherings for Radical Hope

May 10th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Compass is organising a series of post-election ‘gatherings’ around the country to discuss the new political landscape and figure out a way forward.



The ILP’s Story and What it Tells Us

May 4th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The story of the Independent Labour Party and what it teaches us will be under discussion in Wakefield on Saturday 9 May.