Tagged: Jeremy Corbyn

The Leader of the Opposition and the Shadow Chancellor with Ex-IRA Leader Gerry Adams (Photo: The Times)

What’s Left?

Jeremy Corbyn is simply a symptom of social democracy’s worldwide decline due to identity politics and a rejection of patriotism. Can, and should, anything be done to save it? Much is made of the...

Jeremy Corbyn has failed to take responsibility for recent by-election defeats, despite his low approval ratings holding his party back. (Photo: Telegraph)

Copeland and Stoke: Learning the Lessons

After an historic defeat in Cumbria and a narrow victory in Stoke during last week’s by-elections, Antony Tucker examines where Labour go from here. There are five stages to by-election grief: 1) Denial –...

Outgoing Labour MP Jamie Reed swaps the backbench for a position at Sellafield nuclear power plant. Photo: PA

Down but Not Out: Labour’s Prospects

2017 will be a tough year for Labour but they shouldn’t be written off. If they can hold fast to their principles while taking advantage of the turbulent political climate, hope remains. The resignation...

Pictured above, Corbyn and Lucas hitting it off. Or perhaps not. (Photo: The Guardian)

The Rainbow Coalition

Back in June, the Green Party called for a “progressive alliance” of all parties on the left, and they want it in Richmond too. With the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn, here’s why that wouldn’t...

Elected the same way, Trump and Corbyn pose the same danger. (Image: IB Times)

Personality Trumps Policy

Totalitarianism has, in our history, been derived from a focus on personality rather than policy. Many current politicians, while not necessarily totalitarian, have shown that we could be throwing ourselves on a dangerous road...

Israelis take cover in Jerusalem during a rocket attack by Hamas in July 2014. (Photo: AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)

In Defence of Israel

So often do we see impassioned defences of Palestinians and harsh attacks on their “brutal” oppressors, that we often forget that there is another side to this incredibly controversial conflict. After a judo match...

On the 24th September 2016, Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected leader of the Labour Party receiving 313, 209 votes: 61.8 per cent of the total vote share (Photo: Flickr/Gary Knight)

Keep Calm and Corbyn On

With the Labour leadership contest finally over, the big question is what happens next? Frankly, no-one knows. But what’s certain is you cannot fight darkness with darkness; Labour need to offer a vision full...

The grammar school: an important vehicle for social mobility, banned by a Labour government. (Photo: Guernsey Grammar School)

Left Behind

Labour are floundering in their own muck, and their latest argument against Theresa May’s grammar school scheme is just further evidence of why their anti-ambition rhetoric can’t beat the Tories. Theresa May has swept...

Jeremy Corbyn at a recent Newcastle leadership rally, one of many rallies held in support of the leader. (Photo: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror)

Say ‘Yes’ to Jez

As an inevitable September victory for Jeremy Corbyn awaits, Labour must move forward more united than ever. The deep chasm dividing the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) and Labour membership continues to widen, as Jeremy...

Dead End

Alex Moore sees three paths Labour can choose right now. The trouble is: none of them end well. A lot has happened in the past few weeks: Labour MPs staged a protest against their...

Peas in a pod: Corbyn’s core support is from young people, and George is vocal amongst them. (Photo: Next Ballot Box)

In Conversation with George Aylett

At just 19, George Aylett was one of the youngest ever parliamentary candidates in last year’s general elections. Matt Gillow spoke to him about the issues Labour faces, and how best to tackle them....

Forget Left & Right: Now is a Time for Change

The EU referendum highlighted the true fault lines in British society. Now it’s time for our two main political parties to reflect these. What happened on June 23 was a wholesale rejection of the...

Owen Smith launching his bid to win the Labour leadership – seeking to unify both the party and ultimately the country, starting in his hometown and constituency. (Photo: Guardian/ Getty Images)

Owen Smith: Saving Labour

With Angela Eagle’s withdrawal from the Labour leadership race, Antony Tucker explains why Owen Smith is the best choice facing the party. It’s on: with Angela Eagle’s withdrawal, Owen Smith has become the sole...

Labour needs to have an attentive discussion, not a petty shouting match. (Photo: The Mirror)

Labour Needs Nuance

By thinking of everyone and everything in terms of being “Blairite” or “Corbynite”, Labour risks succumbing to a black-and-white view of the party and wider politics which the country neither understands nor cares for....

With the UK crashing out of the EU by popular vote, the relationship between ourselves and our neighbours is in doubt. The left must lead lest the right wins every battle and the war. (Photo: Manchester Evening News)

Brexit: Reaping the Whirlwind

With the defeat of the Remain campaign in the recent EU referendum, the left has to learn its lessons and begin the fightback against Britain’s lurch towards the intolerant right. Britain has voted to...

Corbyn’s massive mandate is not a guarantee of electoral success. (Photo: The Mirror)

Challengers Beware

Corbyn’s politics are good. His leadership not so. He has to go if Labour is to win, but a coup solves nothing – gentle coercion is the answer. Corbyn has to go: his failure...

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