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The Lost Hope of ‘The Mighty Micro’

It is more than 40 years since a radical TV series pointed the way to a more humane, computer-based society. CHRIS OLEWICZ wonders why today’s Tory government is still resisting the true potential of new technology to transform our working lives. In his 2021 conference speech, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised a post-pandemic future of...

United by the Struggle

MARY STRATFORD reviews a joint memoir from two remarkable women who were thrust into the spotlight by the 1984 miners’ strike and found a shared sense of values, commitment and joy. ‘It is so rare to see a book in which defiant working-class women are able to recount their own tales and define their own...

Waiting for the Workers

IAN BULLOCK reviews an unusual and valuable account of the ILP before, during and immediately after the Second World War, a period when it hovered on the brink of virtual extinction....

The Battle for Labour’s Soul

With auto-exclusions and proscribed organisations, Labour seems to have entered another period of acute internal tension. But the party needs its broad church and membership-based democracy more than ever, says DAVID CONNOLLY....