Tag Archives: Labour Party

When Corbyn Regenerates: Choosing the Left’s Next Leader

With the news that Peter Capaldi is stepping down as the Doctor, I think of another grey-haired hero of social justice whose time at the helm may be limited, and how we make sure the legacy continues. There is a … Continue reading

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Involvement in democracy

So tonight was the CLP Supporting Nomination Meeting, about the only way for a local Labour Party to hold a meeting of its members given the current lockdown imposed by the NEC. This was to replace the Emergency Meeting that … Continue reading

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The political equivalent of rioters: verbal violence and anger in 2016

Ever since the referendum result for “Leave”, I have been spewing far more insults, obscenities and expletives at the television whenever the news comes on. This is not a spurious correlation. There has been a second increase since the Labour … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Angela Eagle MP

Dear Angela Eagle MP: I write to you as a lifelong supporter of the Labour Party. I have not always voted Labour, but this has largely been irrelevant: under the FPTP system, my votes have been meaningless since the constituencies … Continue reading

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A quick look at Burnham’s manifesto: “It’s good, but it’s not quite Corbyn”

(The title is a reference to the adverts for Carling lager) I get regular emails from the Labour Party, forwarded on from the various leadership and deputy-leadership candidates. Last night, I received one with the link to Andy Burnham’s manifesto … Continue reading

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Labour vs “They can’t govern themselves”

Time for a bit of politics. A few days before the General Election earlier this year, I joined the Labour Party. I had been convinced that Ed Miliband had a chance of reforming the party back onto its left-wing principles … Continue reading

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The neediness of New Labour: what Labour can learn from dating gurus

In the debate about the future of the Labour Party, there are already people demanding a return to the policies of New Labour, which I have already discussed as a mistaken idea confusing correlation with causation. Now, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Blairism is history: it should stay there

So I’m hearing Tony Blair and Peter Mandelson have been crawling out of the woodwork to claim that Ed Miliband was wrong to reject New Labour, and a return to Blair’s centre-right policies is essential for the Labour Party to … Continue reading

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Why I Just Joined Labour

So this evening I decided to break from my previous position of agitation from the outside, bite the bullet, and join the Labour Party. I feel it is appropriate to write a short piece about why. I started thinking about … Continue reading

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