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.

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.

Trump, Saudi Arabia and the rule of big oil

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.

France: rout of the left

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.

How PIP killed my sister

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.  

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.

NHS: voters' Number One concern

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.