Labour Party Conference Report 2018: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

By KD Tait Labour’s annual conference was widely judged a success. Even the normally hostile media were forced to admit that it confirmed Jeremy Corbyn as a credible Opposition leader who had finally succeeded in stamping his authority on the party. The much trailed possibility of open divisions, perhaps even a split to form a … Continue reading Labour Party Conference Report 2018: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The fight against antisemitism in Labour

BY KD Tait THE DECISION by Labour’s right wing to reheat the smear campaign accusing Jeremy Corbyn of failing to tackle antisemitism within the party is a deliberate attempt to sabotage Labour’s local election campaign, discredit the leadership, and silence critics of Israel’s brutal oppression of the Palestinians. Though they have differing priorities and motives, … Continue reading The fight against antisemitism in Labour

Where was Labour on Palestine demonstration?

By KD Tait THERE WERE a lot of Labour people on Saturday's demo for the 15 Gazans murdered in cold blood by Israel - but there was not one Labour MP among them. Why? The protest was so supportable, called by Palestine solidarity campaigns to protest the murder of 31 civilians by Israeli occupation forces … Continue reading Where was Labour on Palestine demonstration?

Antisemitism row: the double standards of Labour’s right wing

THE SUDDEN coordinated onslaught against Jeremy Corbyn over the weekend of 24-25 March was a transparent attempt by an alliance of rightwing forces to damage Labour’s strong lead in the run up to the May council elections, and to destabilise Corbyn’s ever-more consolidated leadership of the Labour Party. Things have not been going well for … Continue reading Antisemitism row: the double standards of Labour’s right wing

Corbyn promises immediate action to help record numbers of homeless

AS FIGURES showed rough sleeping in England increased for the seventh consecutive year, Jeremy Corbyn promised a Labour government would immediately buy 8,000 homes to tackle the crisis. Official government data shows that on any given night in autumn last year, 4,751 people were recorded sleeping on the streets, a figure that has more than doubled since … Continue reading Corbyn promises immediate action to help record numbers of homeless

Labour claims the new political centre ground

LABOUR'S BRIGHTON conference was a confirmation that, thanks to a general election in which Labour saw a net gain of 31 seats and the Tories lost their overall majority, Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the party is now unchallenged. This should not have been surprising in a party where electoral success comes first, second, and third … Continue reading Labour claims the new political centre ground

Red Flag No. 15 Editorial – September 2017

By KD Tait LABOUR have been consistently ahead of the Tories in the polls since the summer. This Autumn is a chance for the whole labour movement to take the offensive against a Tory government that has no plan except fighting amongst themselves over Brexit. But although Theresa May is a lame duck prime minister, … Continue reading Red Flag No. 15 Editorial – September 2017

Labour surge hangs Tories out to dry

A massive turnout of young and working class voters has inflicted a shock defeat on the Tories, with a surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn’s leftwing Labour programme denying Theresa May her majority and mandate for hard Brexit. May miscalculated big time. The Tories now have to cling onto power by relying on the Democratic … Continue reading Labour surge hangs Tories out to dry

Corbyn, the IRA and Britain’s war in Ireland

The latest Tory and media attack on Jeremy Corbyn comes at a time when the polls are showing a Labour revival. That is, they need to portray the Labour leader as a Sinn Fein/IRA supporter, therefore a security risk and unfit for government. The Daily Mail rages that Corbyn refused five times to explicitly condemn … Continue reading Corbyn, the IRA and Britain’s war in Ireland

For the many: a manifesto worth fighting for?

LABOUR’S 2017 MANIFESTO has been heralded as the most left wing manifesto since 1983. And so it is. That’s a third of a century and therefore something most of the electorate, the younger and even middle-aged part has never seen. There is something there for every age group. From the cradle to the grave. As … Continue reading For the many: a manifesto worth fighting for?