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More than a stalemate: reasons to be cheerful

Why the left can and should be positive about what is happening in the Labour Party. Continue reading

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The real problem with the Labour Party: false politics

The real problem with the Labour Party is not its policy or the leadership, and it’s not its members. The real problem is was what the philosopher Hannah Arendt referred to as false politics. I will explain what this means, … Continue reading

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Labour, the European Union and the curious situation of the centre ground

Labour’s position on Article 50 Continue reading

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“Antisemitism in the United Kingdom” House of Commons Home Affairs Committee, HC 136. A Critique

The Home Affairs Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons. In October it published a report of its inquiry titled “Antisemitism in the United Kingdom” which has received a deal of publicity unfavourable to the Labour Party … Continue reading

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The importance of a National Education Service: a necessary and realisable dream

Jeremy Corbyn has been floating the idea of a National Education Service since his Labour leadership campaign last year. The idea is breathtakingly simple and, in fact, blindingly obvious. The formation of a fully-funded, cradle-to-grave education service is the antithesis … Continue reading

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The divisive Mr Smith: reflections on his visit to Cambridge

I fear that Owen Smith’s leadership rally in Cambridge, last night, furthers division rather than promotes reconciliation and party unity. I did not attend but I watched most of his speech online. Smith’s message was that Jeremy Corbyn has good … Continue reading

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Did Jeremy Corbyn call for an immediate exit from the EU? No. Let’s get beyond post-truth

The headline on the 24 June on ITV and in many new sources was: Jeremy Corbyn has said Article 50 – which triggers Britain’s formal exit from the EU – must be invoked now [1]. What he actually said was taken out … Continue reading

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