Posts Tagged ‘ Democracy ’

Transforming Labour’s National Policy Forum

Jun 12th, 2018 | By admin | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead

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.



A Manifesto for Democracy

Mar 20th, 2018 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

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.



Labour to Look at Alternative Ownership Models

Jan 22nd, 2018 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A report on Alternative Models of Ownership will be discussed by the Labour Party at a conference in central London on Saturday 10 February.



Is Our Democracy Broken?

Jan 12th, 2018 | By admin | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The state of British democracy and how we can fix it will come under scrutiny at the Dronfield Labour party Discussion Meeting in north-east Derbyshire this Sunday when Vicky Seddon, coordinator of Sheffield for Democracy, will be the main speaker.



The Big Conversation

Sep 1st, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Local campaign group Sheffield for Democracy is hosting one of many public events in MP Paul Blomfield’s annual Big Conversation.



Hope Not Hate to Launch Voter Registration Drive

Oct 13th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Anti-extremist campaigners Hope not Hate are launching a voter registration drive in November to prevent “the biggest single act of disenfranchisement in our history”.



Do Corporations Rule the World?

Jun 13th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

New World Development Movement director Nick Dearden will present ‘a feast of practical alternatives’ to corporate power when he adddresses a meeting in Sheffield on Thursday, 19 June, asking what happened to democracy?



An Unfit System

Feb 14th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

Whatever internal democratic reforms the Labour Party is going to make, nothing fundamental will change unless the present electoral system and parliamentary institutions are swept away, argues ERNIE JACQUES.

‘The Great Stumble Forward’, by Will Brown, sums up nicely Ed Miliband’s response to the Falkirk debacle where cooking the books and buying votes was the order of the day as different factions tried to circumvent one member one vote to parachute their preferred candidates into a safe parliamentary seat.