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Unlocking Gramsci for Challenging Times

May 12th, 2017 | By Barry Winter | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

In this introduction to a new pamphlet on Antonio Gramsci, BARRY WINTER argues that the Italian thinker’s political insights offer a way forward for the left, and can help it tackle the dominance of ideas and practices that divide and disempower us.



Election 2017: The Choice is Simple

Apr 27th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

For A-level student student ROBIN EDEN, the Tories’ attack on the National Health Service makes the choice at the coming general election a straightforward one.



Red Noses For You

Mar 24th, 2017 | By willb | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage, Lead

At a time when the UK aid budget is under concerted attacks from right-wing Tories, UKIP and the media, it might seem churlish to criticise one of the great ‘set piece’ British events that focus our attention on development in Africa. However, David Lammy’s Guardian comment is a necessary and welcome contribution to Red Nose day, says WILL BROWN.



Brexit: Labour’s Fading Red Lines

Jan 14th, 2017 | By willb | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage, Lead

Labour is in a mess over Brexit and its strategy for the forthcoming parliamentary votes on triggering Article 50 is a shambles. It did not have to be this way, argues WILL BROWN.



Labour on the Brink: A Statement on the Leadership Crisis

Sep 1st, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage, Lead

A statement from the ILP’s National Administrative Council on Labour’s leadership election and a call for the Party to pull together, whoever wins.



Labour in Crisis: A Statement from the ILP

Jul 3rd, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

The Labour Party is in mortal danger and the post-referendum crisis that now engulfs it genuinely threatens its very existence as a viable force in British politics.



Labour’s Nuclear Question

May 10th, 2016 | By Barry Winter | Category: Articles, Comment, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Can Labour find a way to bridge its divisions over Trident? Or will a policy to scrap the nuclear warheads strike a final nail into the party’s electoral coffin? BARRY WINTER calls for a national debate and a Labour-led referendum on the issue.



The Housing Crisis Weaponised

Mar 23rd, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Features, Frontpage, Lead

The government does not intend to solve our housing crisis, says QUINTIN BRADLEY. Instead it is using it as a weapon of policy against the beliefs and attitudes that sustain the welfare state.



The Left, the ILP and the Corbyn Leadership

Mar 12th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

JONATHAN TIMBERS wants to kickstart the left (and the ILP) into discussing the major challenges facing Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. We all have responsibility to come up with some answers.



Why Labour Lost the General Election

Jan 28th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

Labour’s defeat at last year’s general election wasn’t due to a lack of good policies, says HARRY BARNES. There were plenty, but most of them hardly saw the light of day.