Another by-election loss so soon after defeat in Hartlepool would send the sharks beginning to circle LOTO into a frenzy. Continue reading Batley and Spen: This is Keir Starmer’s last chance to save his leadership
Labour’s declining fortunes in seats like Hartlepool bar 2017 is the outcome of a deep and long term crisis facing the party in England more broadly. Continue reading Labour must not learn the wrong lessons from Hartlepool
In recent months Starmer’s tenure has become indefensible. Continue reading Elections 2021: Who should progressives support in the local, Mayoral, Scottish, Welsh and Hartlepool polls?
While British politics has polarised again since the Brexit vote, the question of electoral reform must not go away. Continue reading First-past-the-post voting stifles intellectual diversity in British politics
Corbyn’s replacement has failed to inspire many, give a mainstream voice to the British left or provide genuine opposition to Boris Johnson. Continue reading Weak, aimless leadership: Keir Starmer’s annual report card
Labour’s Lisa Nandy focused in on China in the shadow frontbencher’s first big foreign policy speech this week. Continue reading Labour’s China policy must put human rights at the forefront
As if the Scottish, Welsh and local elections this May didn’t provide enough of a sense of impending doom for Sir Keir, news emerged yesterday that Hartlepool MP Mike Hill had resigned, triggering a by-election. Continue reading Hartlepool by-election represents a major litmus test on Keir Starmer’s leadership
The conclusion slowly emerging from the royalist media hysteria is a simple one. The British Monarchy is weathering a major storm. Continue reading Will the Meghan and Harry interview boost the case for British republicanism?
What’s the point of Scottish Labour? Continue reading Anas Sarwar and Scottish Labour must now be braver than Starmer – or risk losing the heartlands forever
Brexit could have meant so much more for the British left – but even with Boris Johnson’s deal, there is opportunity in leaving the EU. Continue reading Any struggle to rejoin the EU is futile – Britain must seek a socialist path outside of the neoliberal bloc