Our job was to expel Trots from the Labour Party

“I knew it would be tearful”. In his emotional resignation speech in March 2017, Mike Creighton, Labour’s former Head of Disputes, lets slip what he thought his job was really all about.

Our job was to expel Trots from the Labour Party
CommentGuest Author

US-China Relations: From trade war to hot war?

Dr Leon Tressell examines the heightening of tensions between the two superpowers

CommentGuest Author
US-China Relations: From trade war to hot war?
ReviewsMike Phipps

In defence of humanism

Mike Phipps reviews Clear bright future: a radical defence of the human being, by Paul Mason, published by Allen Lane.

ReviewsMike Phipps
In defence of humanism

The 2018 expulsion of Cyril Chilson, a child of Holocaust Survivors, says everything you need to know about the ‘antisemitism’ witchhunt

“My military experience together with a strong socialist conviction led me to become an activist of the Peace Now movement...”

The 2018 expulsion of Cyril Chilson, a child of Holocaust Survivors, says everything you need to know about the ‘antisemitism’ witchhunt
ReportsEditorial

Jewish support for Chris Williamson

Signed by Noam Chomsky and over 100 prominent Jewish figures, this letter appeared in the print edition of today’s Guardian (July 9th). It has mysteriously disappeared from the online version ‘pending investigation’. Guardian readers should be asking why. Here it is anyway.

ReportsEditorial
Jewish support for Chris Williamson

Understanding the Modern Monetary System

We don’t need Theresa May’s mythical “magic money tree” to implement common sense socialism - we just need a common sense appreciation of the monetary system, which MMT provides.

Understanding the Modern Monetary System
EditorialEditorial

Lobby Labour’s NEC Tuesday 9th July 9-11am, Labour HQ, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, SW1

The decision to refer Chris Williamson’s case back to the full NEC meeting on July 9 is as far as we know unique. It follows unacceptable interference through partisan political lobbying in the processes the party has been struggling to make faster, more robust and more effective. It amounts to a violation of the natural justice that members have a right to expect.

EditorialEditorial
Lobby Labour’s NEC Tuesday 9th July 9-11am, Labour HQ, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, SW1

Resist these impractical and outrageous demands on our firefighters!

In Oxford, the most recently established branch of the Labour Representation Committee has started its campaigning with a programme of activity in solidarity with the local Fire Brigades Union.


Resist these impractical and outrageous demands on our firefighters!

Universal Credit is 'Economic Murder'

Universal Credit is a system of reshaping work and the benefits system in the image of the Poor Laws

Universal Credit is 'Economic Murder'

Roma on the move across Europe

Roma are being killed in a rising tide of racist violence across Europe, while their leaders struggle for unity and an effective political voice.

Roma on the move across Europe
Glyn Robbins

Building local housing campaigns to win

As the impact of the over-heated London housing market ripples out beyond the M25, the shortage of genuinely affordable housing is stoking divisions and racism.

Glyn Robbins
Building local housing campaigns to win

Living Rent

Living Rent is now preparing for what is likely to be an escalation in the battle over the eviction of asylum seekers in Glasgow by Home Office contractor Serco.

Living Rent
Mike Phipps

Would the EU derail a socialist government?

Mike Phipps looks at a new report, Remain and Reform: The Portuguese experience of being ‘in and against’ the European Union, by Hilary Wainwright

Mike Phipps
Would the EU derail a socialist government?
Mike Phipps

Beware a Trump trade deal!

Donald Trump thinks our NHS is “on the table” in a US-UK trade deal. What other dangers are involved? Mike Phipps reports

Mike Phipps
Beware a Trump trade deal!
ReportsMike Cowley

Scottish Labour: struggling against the stream

Under Richard Leonard’s leadership, the Scottish Labour Party has adopted a range of eye-catching, transformative policies aimed at stretching the devolved capacities of the Scottish Parliament to their limits in an attempt to address Scotland’s stubborn injustices. The SNP has coasted on a populist tide of anti-Tory resentment. Our ambitions do not stop at borders.

ReportsMike Cowley
Scottish Labour: struggling against the stream
CommentSteven Saxby

Land for the many!

Our land should be a common treasury for all and work for the many, not just the few - no less in the Cities of London and Westminster than for anywhere else in the UK.

CommentSteven Saxby
Land for the many!

My visit to Kobane, 'World capital of the human revolution'

Under the burning Syrian sun, the entire community was celebrating, grandmothers in beautiful costumes, the militias – YPG, YPJ, Asayiş – with burnished boots and guns. Everyone is chattering, laughing, posing for photos with us. Today, Kobane justly claims to be “world capital of the human revolution’.

My visit to Kobane, 'World capital of the human revolution'
CommentPete Firmin

Who makes policy, and how?

THE PARTY’S RULE BOOK says that the National Policy Forum (NPF) draws up policy. But, in recent years, the NPF has rarely met.

CommentPete Firmin
Who makes policy, and how?
CommentLinda Wilde

Building a union presence in the Party

One result of the success of our work with the trade unions has been to consolidate DaWN CLP as a Corbyn supporting constituency

CommentLinda Wilde
Building a union presence in the Party
John McDonnell

Making Labour's proclaimed internationalism a reality

In a period when the Brexit debate has generated a rise in xenophobia and racism in our society over the last three years, there is a responsibility on us all to demonstrate just how a commitment to internationalism is at the very heart of our party.

John McDonnell
Making Labour's proclaimed internationalism a reality
Colin Watson

Peterborough: How to win!

THIS WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY by-election which brought out the best in Labour's campaigning activists.

Colin Watson
Peterborough: How to win!