Posts Tagged ‘ Economics ’

Ways Forward Through Co-operative Solidarity

Feb 19th, 2018 | By David Connolly | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

DAVID CONNOLLY reports from last week’s Co-operative Solidarity conference in Manchester.

“Co-ops are at the heart of Labour’s economic programme.” That was the key message from Shadow Business Minister Rebecca Long-Bailey at the Co-operative Solidarity conference. Drawing attention to the ‘right to own’ commitment in Labour’s election manifesto last year, she said that a Labour government would give workers a legal right to buy their own company if it was put up for sale by existing owners.

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.

The Road to Brexit: Why We Are So Divided

Feb 11th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

Our society is deeply divided and full of uncertainty. HUGO RADICE asks how we got here and wonders what it might take to create a more equal and united world.

Taking Back Control of our Money Supply

Feb 11th, 2017 | By Barry Winter | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

It’s widely assumed that the Bank of England creates money, but only 3% of the money in circulation is physical cash. The other 97 per cent is produced online by the big, commercial banks. And what’s more they make whopping profits from doing so.

‘An Idea Whose Time Has Come’

Jun 27th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A universal basic income could be one of the big progressive policies at the next election according to campaign group Compass which has published a report on the issue, saying it’s “an idea whose time has come”.

Chartist Publish EU-In Supplement

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

Labour left magazine Chartist has published a special supplement to its May/June issue on the European Union referendum which puts the left-wing case for voting in.

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.

Debating the EU: Sovereignty, Autonomy and Power

Mar 12th, 2016 | By willb | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

The ever louder debate over the European Union is hampered by confusion and misunderstanding about state sovereignty, says WILL BROWN. The left is often befuddled itself which does nothing to help it confront the real issues.

Looking for Scotland’s Alternative Futures

Nov 17th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Soundings are holding a workshop in Glasgow on Saturday 12 December to examine the themes of their Kilburn Manifesto, After Neoliberalism?, in relation to Scotland’s rapidly changing political context.

Osborne’s ‘Astonishing Attack’ on Working People

Oct 6th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Chancellor George Osborne’s attempt to present himself as the champion of labour at the Conservative Party conference has come under attack from TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady after he reiterated his commitment to cutting tax credits for low-paid workers.