Monday (September 27) was an embarrassing day for Labour Leader Keir Starmer, with Labour conference passing motions that defied his own line on the same day as a shadow cabinet resignation.
The Labour Party’s stated intention to campaign to keep partition must be ignored — the British working class will find it’s strength in giving the Irish people the right to choose their future, writes Nick Wright.
In what seems like the everlasting ideological war for control of the Labour Party, three groups and their respective members are to be removed from Labour … The accumulation of these suspended groups totals to about 1,000 members. Losing this many members cannot be good for a party which has already seen a massive decline in membership since Starmer’s took over as leader of the party. The ideological war of the Labour Party has been going since nearly it’s inception in 1900.
llowing a bitterly fought campaign, Labour managed to hold onto Batley & Spen by just 323 votes. Labour’s Kim Leadbetter won 13,296 votes, while the Tories won 12,973.
Starmer and his advisers are eager to address the working class as a ‘patriotic’ identity, rather than an economic group that will support progressive policies proposed by people like themselves writes Nick Wright.
George Galloway has announced his intention to stand in the forthcoming Batley and Spen by-election as a candidate for the Workers’ Party of Britain.
Daniel Roantree argues that the Labour Party’s recent loss in England hurts everyone on Britain’s road to socialism.
The Communist Party has urged the labour movement not to listen to “the false prophets of the right” in response to the 6 May election results. “The likes of Lords Mandelson and Adonis only have one overriding aim – to defend the power and wealth of monopoly capitalism”, CP General Secretary Robert Griffiths told the party’s Political Committee on Sunday evening (9 May 2021).
This week in Parliament, Boris Johnson published the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, described widely as the largest review of its kind since the end of the Cold War. Its publication comes after a string of related announcements, and an inflated defence budget last year.
Nuclear weapons are unpopular across the political spectrum, especially in the party Starmer now leads. So why, asks Nick Wright, are these vote-seeking ‘pragmatists’ so hell-bent on keeping them?