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Brexit: Organising for Dangerous Times

Jun 29th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead

“I am truly worried about our country. We are living in dangerous times.” So says Nick Lowles of Hope not Hate as reports arrive of a rise in racist and xenophic attacks across the country in the wake of last Thursday’s Brexit vote.

“The decision to leave the EU has been quickly followed by a wave of racist and xenophobic attacks against Eastern Europeans and others across the country,” writes Lowles in his latest plea to members.



Education for Action at Miners’ Gala

Jun 24th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

‘The rise and fall of the working class’ will be one of the topics under discussion as part of a North-East Labour History’s week-long programme of talks and events in the lead-up to this year’s Durham Miners’ Gala on Saturday 9 July.



London to Celebrate Ada Salter Day

Jun 24th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Ada Salter’s 150th birthday will be celebrated in south east London on the weekend of 15-16 July with a series of events to mark the extraordinary legacy of this pioneering ILPer on the people and politics of Bermondsey, London and the country.



Brexit: The Left Responds

Jun 24th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

‘We still believe in each other’ is the message from Hope not Hate, just one of a number of left wing groups and organisations who have responded to the European Union referendum result.

The United Kingdom voted by 52% to 48% to leave the EU at the polls yesterday, triggering Prime Minister David Cameron to announce his retirement this morning and provoking calls for political leaders and parties to work towards uniting a divided country.



EU: Choosing the Lesser of Two Evils

Jun 13th, 2016 | By David Connolly | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

The EU referendum campaign has hardly been inspiring. For the left it poses some awkward questions with few simple answers. DAVID CONNOLLY casts his eye over some of the better contributions and opts to vote Remain. Just.

Realistically, this debate was never going to be particularly sophisticated but the torrent of misleading statistics and highly contentious predictions has been crude, to say the least, all topped off with a hefty dose of racist scaremongering.



Corbyn’s Labour to Come Under Chartist Scrutiny

Jun 12th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The future of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn will be one of the main topics of discussion at Chartist’s 2016 annual general meeting at Westminster University on 9 July.



Building a Good Europe

Jun 12th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Compass has called for a more imaginative, inspiring discussion about Europe with the launch of its new report, Building a Good Europe.



The Crisis of Social Democracy

May 23rd, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The future of social democracy comes under scrutiny in a new publication from Compass chair Neal Lawson who argues that the Labour Party needs to undergo radical change if it is to remain relevant in the 21st century.



Ada Salter and the Origins of Ethical Socialism

May 19th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

In writing his lauded biography of ILPer Ada Salter, GRAHAM TAYLOR began to wonder about the ILP’s ethical socialism. In a recent lecture to the Socialist History Society, he traced the history of those ideas and values which the Salters epitomised through their lives in south east London.

I must start with a confession. When I began to study Ada Salter I was not fully aware of ethical socialism and I learned about it as I went along. What I have to say therefore is only a product of three years researching the book.



Another Europe is Possible

May 17th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis and Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell will be headline speakers at a left wing conference on the European Union referendum in London on Saturday 28 May.