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...

The ILP: Past & Present – centenary edition

First published in 1993, the original edition of Barry Winter’s pamphlet provides a lively, frank and well-illustrated account of the ILP’s history – from its grass-roots origins in the 1890s to its role in the 1990s as a principled left pressure group within the Labour Party. Although it’s now sold out, you can still...

ILP@130: Special Offer on Past & Present

The ILP’s 130th anniversary year may be drawing to a close but there’s still time to buy our commemorative history pamphlets – The ILP: Past & Present parts 1 and 2 – which tell the inspiring story of an ethical socialist organisation born in the last decades of the 19th century....

ILP@130: Past & Present Part 2 – Out Now

The second part of a new updated version of The ILP: Past & Present has been published to mark the 130th anniversary of the organisation’s founding in January 1893. This brief history, first printed 30 years ago to coincide with our centenary celebrations, has been revised and brought fully up to date in a...

ILP@130: Past & Present Renewed

The ILP has published a revised edition of Barry Winter’s ‘The ILP: Past & Present’ to mark the 130th anniversary of the organisation’s founding in January 1893. This brief history, first printed 30 years ago to coincide with our centenary celebrations, has been updated and enhanced with new photographs and a new full-colour format....

Forde & Post-Fordeism

The Forde Report on antisemitism in the Labour Party raised serious questions about its internal structures, processes and culture. ERIC SHAW summarises the events before and after the report’s publication last July, and asks what has been learned from the whole sorry story....

ILP@130: Bradford & Beyond

This year marks the 130th anniversary of the ILP, a milestone in British political history that we aim to mark and celebrate over the next 12 months in a number of ways....

A Telling Tale

Edith Jacques lived from 1909 until 2012. Her twin sons, Terrance and Ernie, were born in 1938 and, at the age of 84, have written a fine biography of their mother. HARRY BARNES reflects on what we can learn from this tough but enthralling story....