This week in the media, from Castro and the student rebels, hysteria over football coaches, and Ed Balls’s ballroom exit.
I wish those people who talk about a “long game” would realise that every second the Tory government remains in power, there are children’s lives that are colder and hungrier.
The three aspects of Labour's disaster – doctrine, history and sense of purpose – add up to a fourth, which is existential. The party needs a new leader, now.
The ghosts of when Labour was split and impotent outside local government still rattle around in the collective memory. Can new points of unity emerge under Corbyn?
Existential crisis is the new normal on the left – so it's time to decide what type of existentialism to promote.
With financial turmoil, the vote share of social democratic parties has fallen across western Europe. The new challenge for the centre left is to build an outward-looking economy.
The social divide between old, working-class voters and young graduates in the British left is more marked than ever. Labour's catch-22 is whichever side it takes, it loses.
The mustering of Bernie’s and Donald’s armies, along with the Brexit vote, may signify the end of the neoliberal world order which has ruled since the 1980s. So what next?
Conventional class-consciousness has been overtaken by collective resentment. We must face the fact Labour as we know it may very well soon not exist.
In all of the new left's urgent, bottom-up energy, the danger is cacophony and not symphony. A new form of political organisation is needed.
Too many of us have learned to measure our democratic impact in retweets and Facebook Likes, or at best, marches. None of this is democracy.
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