The Ukip general election 2017 manifesto is out.
The right side does not always win, and history rarely affords second chances. It's time for the British left to act – and boldly.
When Labour lurched to the left under Michael Foot, James Callaghan warned the Party of their obligation to work as a team. A pity his wise words are little heeded today.
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.
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