Keir Hardie & the Sacred Cause

A new book on the ILP’s founder and first leader explores the religious underpinnings of his socialist faith. It contains important lessons for the left today, says CHRIS WILSON. ‘We learn that hearts as well as minds, behaviours as well as structures need to change if the New Jerusalem, or the socialist utopia, is ever...

A Tale of Two Keirs: Labour & its Broad Church

Keir Hardie’s conception of Labour as a broad alliance of left and liberal thinkers is under threat like never before from Keir Starmer’s leadership team. DAVID CONNOLLY calls for a halt to the current hostility and a renewed commitment to the founder’s vision....

Keir Hardie & the Power of Anger

Labour’s founder is often presented as old and sad at the state of the world. But, argues PAULINE BRYAN in the Introduction to her latest volume of essays, his main motivation wasn’t sadness, but anger....