New Labour & the Democratic Bridge

When Tony Blair’s New Labour government was elected on 1 May 1997, exactly 25 years ago last Sunday, it brought to an end 18 years of Conservative rule. For many associated with the party, and many more who weren’t, Labour’s landslide victory marked a moment of hope and optimism after nearly two decades of Thatcherism...

Why Socialists Should Support PR

It’s no secret that support for proportional representation has been growing within the Labour Party, not least on the Labour left. JACQUELINE TAYLOR puts the socialist case for a proportional voting system for UK general elections and addresses some of the common arguments against it....

Ukraine, Starmer & the Left

The Labour leader is right on Ukraine, but wrong in his response to the anti-war left, says WILL BROWN. By threatening the left rather than winning a political argument, Starmer is putting petty vendettas ahead of party unity in the face of this perilous European conflict....

Only Labour Can Save the United Kingdom

‘Only a Labour Party prepared to make a progressive and collaborative case for a modern, four-nation union can give the United Kingdom any chance of a viable and sustainable future.’ First Minister of Wales MARK DRAKEFORD believes there’s no more urgent cause in politics today....