Spring 2004

Save the Labour Party
Barry Winter reports on the public meeting and AGM of Save the Labour Party, one of a number of initiatives that have emerged to challenge the Labour Party leadership

The malaise of powerlessness
Michael Meacher MP argues that power is more concentrated now than at any time for a century

Genuine popular ownership?
Jonathan Timbers searches for the truth about foundation hospitals but is left with as many questions as answers

A fig leaf for privatisation
Patrick Gray argues that the Co-operative Party has been fooled into supporting foundation hospitals

Hobbes, socialism and human nature
Martin Jenkins re-examines the work of Thomas Hobbes to counter the popular prejudice that humans are naturally competitive and aggressive