Expecting a Tory landslide victory, the Blairites running Labour HQ planned to lock Jeremy Corbyn and his team out of the building.
"We don’t believe that you have truly looked at the scale of the destruction caused by neoliberal policies and austerity measures that the SACP has been party to supporting at national, provincial and local level.
Previous Labour governments have been responsible for some of the policies that contributed to the disaster. Now, more than ever, the Party needs to oppose social cleansing and stand up for council housing and the people who live in it.
Martin Wicks, Secretary, Swindon Tenants Campaign Group, looks at the underlying reasons for this calamity.
The UK economy has in recent years depended on a consumer boom and a big increase in immigration of young people from Eastern Europe and the EU. There has been no increase in the number of UK-born in employment over the last year. All the net increase in employment has been due to those born abroad.
One of Saudi Arabia’s leading religious figures, Salah bin Humaid, who is both the imam of the Grand Mosque at Mecca and the speaker of the crown-appointed consultative assembly, was recently filmed firing rockets at Yemen, while his followers shouted out religious slogans.
Workers in Gibralter fear the impact of Brexit.
A review of Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader and Fighter - A Political Biography by Gregor Gall, Manchester University Press, £20
We still need to change party policy on Trident.
Mélenchon’s enthusiastic supporters may consider that they can ‘take the power’, but LFI is not under the democratic control of its membership and is contested by the rest of the French left.
A Corbyn-led Labour government will be on the side of ordinary working people, not the tax-dodging rich and powerful. We’ll take them on.
Diane Hullah killed herself by throwing herself under a train. Her sister, Helen Young, says she was driven to it by the anxiety of filling in a form for the controversial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefit. Helen is calling for this barbaric system to be scrapped.
The binary outlook reflected in Jew Know’s blog betrays deep-seated ignorance of the many variations of Jewishness that have historically always been part of Jewish history.
Well done Labour for being the only major party to declare it will ban fracking. Now we need to shout it from the rooftops.
Claims that the transition away from fossil fuels is well underway are fanciful.
There was support for defending and developing the radical policies in the manifesto, and for improving the position on Trident and Israel/Palestine. People spoke for democratising the Party, with selection of Labour candidates at all levels by the members being a normal party process.
The important thing is that immigration is no longer the toxic issue it was.
“It is a plain fact that any progressive government will be Labour-led and it is now realistic to talk of such a government being elected on a radical agenda,” argues David Taylor.
The time is ripe for action now the election is over, as NHS managers begin to reveal the cutbacks they have been hatching up in secret, and a new layer of activists has discovered how effective political action can be.