Posts Tagged ‘ Publications ’

The Housing Crisis Analysed

Oct 4th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The ILP has launched a new pamphlet based on its Unbalanced Britain seminar on the housing crisis held in Leeds in March this year.

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.

Halting the Unions’ Decline

Mar 29th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Trade unions are in a spot of bother, according to SHEILA BANKS. And Labour is partly to blame. The party needs a new way of connecting to union members that taps directly into their workplace experience.

Throughout my working life, I have been an active trade unionist and representative, so I want to look at Labour Party democracy from that standpoint. It pains me to say it but trade unions in this country are in bother. Only six million people belong to a trade union out of a working population of 31 million.

Blair, New Labour and the Party’s Crisis

Mar 18th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles

The Blair Supremacy is a timely and important book, says SARAH PERRIGO, which shines a light on the causes of Labour’s current crisis and its election defeat last May.

Blair, Management and Neoliberalism

Mar 18th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage

New Labour’s transformation of party management was part of a much wider social transformation across the West, argues HUGO RADICE.

Assessing the Blair Supremacy

Mar 15th, 2016 | By Barry Winter | Category: Articles, Frontpage, Lead

BARRY WINTER considers the culture, impact and legacy of Tony Blair’s leadership of the Labour Party, greatly aided by Lewis Minkin’s The Blair Supremacy, published to great acclaim two years ago.

In his dual role as academic and political insider, Lewis Minkin has produced three monumental books on the Labour Party. Each is a substantial achievement. Taken together, I’d argue, they have no equal. This latest work, The Blair Supremacy, offers profound insights into the dominance and effects of what some call the ‘Blairocracy’.

Book Launch: The Blair Supremacy

Feb 14th, 2016 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

An array of speakers has been lined up for the Leeds launch of Lewis Minkin’s new book The Blair Supremacy on Friday 4 March, including the author himself.

New ILP Mural Postcards Available

Nov 24th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

New postcards of the ILP’s famous mural from its 1914 ‘Coming of Age’ conference are now available from the ILP website.

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.

An Editor Reflects

Jun 17th, 2014 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

MIKE DAVIS became editor of the Labour left publication Chartist 40 years ago. Here he reflects on the very different political world of 1974, how the left has been weakened in the intervening years, and the daunting challenges it faces today.

Chartist was a very different political animal when I took over editing in spring 1974. The banner headline on the tabloid talked of building a ‘Joint Command of Revolutionary Organisations’ and preparing for dual power. Bravely, if bonkers, a Soldier’s Charter had been produced to sell amongst troops in Aldershot and Colchester.