Posts Tagged ‘ Economics ’

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.



Is JC Labour’s New Messiah?

Sep 23rd, 2015 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Only time will tell whether Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader is the beginning of the party’s renewal or yet another stage in its decay. It’s a question of head as well as heart, says JONATHAN TIMBERS.

Jeremy Corbyn’s overwhelming election vcitory by a new mass Labour Party could be a sign that public discourse is open to left-wing ideas. Indeed, his position as party leader may help to lend authority to those ideas. Even if he doesn’t win the next election, he may be laying the foundations for a fundamental shift in politics.



Unbalanced Britain: The Living Wage and Labour’s Future

Mar 24th, 2015 | By willb | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

The Rose Bowl at Leeds Beckett University was the venue for the ILP’s second Unbalanced Britain seminar on 14 March, examining the campaign for a living wage and Labour’s response.

The recession and its lop-sided recovery have left millions of working people in poverty, claimed Tom Chigbo of Leeds Citizens. Addressing the latest ILP seminar on ‘Unbalanced Britain’, Tom argued that there is an urgent need to address gross inequalities in the UK labour market.