Vote Rebecca Long Bailey – but organise the Labour Party to fight the Tories!

While it is important for party members to rally behind Long-Bailey, for her support for Corbyn’s policies as well as her promises to carry though democratic reforms including automatic selection of MPs, it is equally necessary to examine her strengths and weaknesses in order to be forewarned, and to establish what was missing under Corbyn – an independent, critical left that can fight to transform the party

A failure of strategy

LABOUR’S SHATTERING DEFEAT at the hands of Boris Johnson is a bitter day for millions of class conscious workers and most young people. Their hopes of reversing the ravages of austerity, of seriously addressing climate change, of breaking the shackles on the unions, have been cruelly dashed. Armed with a Read more…

Smear campaign against Labour will only disarm us in the fight against real antisemitism

As the general election race heads into final straight, the campaign to paint Labour as an antisemitic party has recommenced.
Writing in The Times, the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis added his voice to the attack, arguing that Corbyn had sanctioned antisemitism in the party. In characteristically vague language, Rabbi Mirvis stated that Labour’s alleged antisemitism could not be fixed with new staff or processes, and that it was a “human problem”, and a “failure of culture”. He said Corbyn associated with antisemites, and considered “those who endorse the murder of Jews” as friends.

Labour’s class problem

What is the working class in Britain? That is a pretty big topic to cover, fraught with all kinds of debate and controversies. Of course the Marxist left talks about the working class all the time because we see it as an agent of revolutionary change, a class with the potential to reshape the world along democratic and collective lines, away from capitalist exploitation and market based competition

How democratic is Corbyn’s Labour?

THANKS TO NEIL KINNOCK’S counterrevolution against the democratic reforms of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and Blair’s in the 1990s and 2000s, Jeremy Corbyn and his team inherited a Labour Party in which the leadership could prevent the membership from either determining party policy or who should represent them in parliament.