Building a New Consensus

GARY KENT recalls how some on the British left challenged orthodox thinking and pioneered an alternative approach to Northern Ireland that helped lay the political groundwork for the Good Friday Agreement....

Student Housing: A Stirling Campaign

Tenant activists in Stirling have been inspiring fellow students across Scotland to fight back against rip-off landlords and university rent rises. CIAN IRELAND and DANIEL DEERY report on 18 months of hard campaigning....

We Need to Talk Trans

MARY HULL draws on her personal and professional experience to explore the contested but increasingly important terrain of transgender rights. The left needs to listen and learn, she says....

Corbyn, the Left and Labour’s Future

Red Labour’s BEN SELLERS talks to ILPers and fellow north-east party members MARY STRATFORD and DAVID CONNOLLY about the gains and losses of the Corbyn leadership, the role of the left under Keir Starmer and how Labour can re-build in ‘red wall’ communities....

A System Designed to Punish

With so many pressing political priorities, the scandal of unjust and degrading disability benefits assessments could easily be forgotten. MARY HULL recounts three shocking stories that epitomise the kind of society we've become. ...