Posts Tagged ‘ Parliament ’

New Labour and the Roots of Labour’s Crisis, Part 1

Nov 6th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

In the first of a two-part examination of the state of the Labour Party, HARRY BARNES looks at the roots of Jeremy Corbyn’s rise and the Party’s turmoil. He begins with New Labour’s emergence after the death of John Smith.

I start by referring to a period during my own time as an MP when there seemed to be genuine hope of creating a unity of purpose …

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.

Pigs, PR and Politics

Apr 8th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

GERRY LAVERY reviews Call Me Dave, the recent very unauthorised biography of the prime minister, and asks what Labour and the left have to learn from his and the Tories’ electoral success.

Can Labour win in England?

Feb 8th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

England, Labour and the notion of a progressive patriotism will be under scrutiny at a series of high-profle seminars organised by Winchester University’s Centre for English Identity and Politics.

The Syria Debate: When Will We Learn?

Dec 15th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage

Personal experience of RAF bombing in the Middle East meant ERNIE JACQUES paid close attention to the Commons debate on Syrian airstrikes. He didn’t much like what he heard.

The Corbyn Effect

Nov 24th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Converting supporters and new members into active campaigners is the challenge for Labour today, but will Momentum help? asks MIKE DAVIS.

Democratic socialism is back on the agenda. For the first time in 30 years members and supporters are talking about what socialism means in the 21st century. If the Corbyn leadership can be sustained then we are likely to be campaigning on a range of policies which put both clear red water between us and the Tories and give members something positive to campaign for. So is Momentum, the new extra–parliamentary group, part of the solution?

Labour Together Looks to Unite the Party

Nov 2nd, 2015 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

The post-Corbyn re-organisation of internal Labour Party forces continued last week with the launch of Labour Together by prominent MPs and council leaders, including Jon Cruddas, Lisa Nandy, Steve Reed, Judith Blake and Nick Forbes.

Coming just a fortnight after the formation of Momentum, Labour Together’s founders claim their aim is to “provide a space for members and representatives across the party to discuss and debate the future of Labour and Britain; and to support and inspire collective action within the wider Labour movement”.

Brown Hails Hardie’s Moral Courage

Sep 10th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Former Labour leader Gordon Brown traces the life of the Party’s first figurehead in a half-hour documentary broadcast on BBC Radio4 this morning (Thursday 10 September), a programme to be repeated this evening at 21:30 and available via BBC iPlayer.

ILP Statement On The Labour Leadership Election

Sep 7th, 2015 | By admin | Category: Articles, Comment, Frontpage, Lead

The Labour leadership debate has posed some fundamental questions about Labour’s future, how it relates to the wider electorate and the purpose of the Party itself. It is vital that these political divisions do not cause irreparable damage to its future.

Britain’s Post-Election Blues

Jul 21st, 2015 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

DOREEN MASSEY and MICHAEL RUSTIN are the founders and guiding lights behind the Kilburn Manifesto, one of the most cogent analyses of neoliberalism and the state of the left. Here they provide a brief reflection on the general election and what it means for the future of social democracy.

At the closing of the polls on election day in the UK, an ‘exit poll’ dashed nearly everyone’s expectations that the outcome would be a ‘hung parliament’. The Labour Party is in a state of shock.