Posts Tagged ‘ The ILP ’

Campaign to Honour Spanish Civil War Heroes

Sep 11th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Sculptor Frank Casey is aiming to raise £5,000 through a crowdfunding campaign to cast busts of Spanish Civil War heroes Bob Smillie and John Cornford.



Mary Barbour Statue to be Built in Govan

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

A statue honouring legendary campaigner and pioneering ILPer Mary Barbour will be unveiled later this year in Glasgow where she campaigned for tenants’ rights more than 100 years ago.



Historic ILP Building Gets Urgent Upgrade

Jun 5th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Funding from the ILP has helped to pay for much needed repairs and upgrades at an historic building in Lancashire that once belonged to one of the ILP’s founders, Katherine Bruce Glasier.



The Age-Old Roots of Labour’s Current Crisis

May 9th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Labour is facing an existential crisis, and parallels with the 1980s are painfully obvious. But the roots of the current crisis go much deeper, writes MARTIN WRIGHT.

The Labour Party is the child of hope and compromise. Its political DNA was made from two main elements more than a century ago. One was the counter-cultural, revolutionary enthusiasm of the late-Victorian socialist movement. The other was the pragmatic realism and political muscle of a trade union movement that wanted its own political party.



Unbalanced Britain: Education and Inequality

Apr 12th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

MELISSA BENN examines the continuing inequalities in our education system, and the failures of recent governments to close the gaps. What could Labour do to promote an alternative vision?

Despite endless policy initiatives, exhaustive reforms and official obeisance to the questionable aim of ‘social mobility’, our education system still has yawning gaps in outcomes between children from poorer and more affluent families. Despite the permanent revolution, surprisingly little has shifted.



Re-balancing Education: The Democratic Deficit

Apr 5th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

VICKY SEDDON attended the ILP’s Unbalanced Britain conference on education last month. Here, she argues that any future progressive reforms must include changes to our structures of democracy and control.

The ILP hosted a very interesting discussion on 4 March in Sheffield. Melissa Benn was informative, strategic and focussed; Julie Thorpe was interesting and thought-provoking on the Co-operative College model. Both provided very good introductions to the conversation.



New ILP Pamphlet Explores Ethical Socialism

Feb 7th, 2017 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The ILP has published a new pamphlet by acclaimed author Graham Taylor which explores the origins of the early ILP’s ethical socialism and argues that the ideas behind its hard-headed moral and political framework can serve as an inspiration for the left today.



Salters Play to Open in London

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

A new play about pioneering ILPers Ada and Alfred Salter is heading to south east London next month after a long battle for funding by its writer and director, Alison Mead.



A Visit to Glen Cottage

Nov 7th, 2016 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

STEVE THOMPSON visited a Lancashire youth hostel this summer and found a memorial to one of the ILP’s founders and pioneers that is now fighting to survive.

For a long time I have intended to get to know more about Lancashire, so in June this year I looked up a youth hostel in the county and came up with Earby. It was a place I had never heard of, but a couple of days in the Pendle area seemed a good idea.



Historic Cable Street Pamphlet Republished

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

The ILP has republished a first-hand account of the Battle of Cable Street to mark the 80th anniversary of the day in 1936 when the people of London’s east end united to halt Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists (BUF) from marching through Stepney.