Unison announced the election of its first female General Secretary, Christina McAnea, today (11 January 2021. McAnea was elected with 47% of the vote, with the remaining 53% of the vote being split across 3 differing left-wing candidates. McAnea is largely considered to be supportive of the policies and strategies of Labour leader Keir Starmer, making this election a huge win for the right-wing leadership of Labour, especially when considering that Unison is the largest trade union in the country.
The Communist Party has issued a statement condemning yesterday’s suspension of Jeremy Corbyn by the Labour Party.
The suspension of Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour Party on the flimsiest of pretexts is not only a baseless attack on a longstanding fighter in words and deeds against all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism.
Today, Labour announced that former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has been suspended from the party. Despite resigning as leader nearly a year ago, Corbyn was finally hounded out of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) today following the release of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) report into Antisemitism within the Labour Party.
On Thursday (16 October 2020), the dubbed ‘SpyCops’ bill passed its third reading in parliament. 313 MPs voted in favour of the bill, whereas only 98 voted against it. Due to the overwhelming support it received in the House of Commons, the bill will now be passed onto the House of Lords for approval.
An opinion poll released last week put Labour ahead in the polls for the first time since June 2019. However, despite the utterly inadequate response of the government, which has seen Britain with the largest death toll in Europe , many voters have still continued to support them.
On Wednesday (23 September 2020), Keir Starmer sacked 3 socialist Labour MPs from their front-bench positions for voting against Boris Johnson’s Overseas Operations Bill.
Peter Stoddart discusses the recent Labour Party conference and considers the implications for the wider labour and progressive movement.
Britain’s Communists have attacked Keir Starmer’s ‘shameful surrender’ to the anti-socialist, anti-Corbyn storyline on anti-Semitism peddled by the Labour Party’s traditional right-wing enemies.
Nick Wright argues that the new centrist analysis of the party’s last election disaster raises more problems than it solves — and the answers to those questions are anything but a rush back towards administering neoliberalism.