Paul Mason is a New Statesman contributing writer, author and film-maker. As economics editor at Newsnight, then Channel 4 News, he covered the global financial crisis, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and the Gaza war. His latest book is Clear Bright Future: A radical defence of the human being.
We must address the fundamental economic problem: big companies are dangerous ones.
A party that was once capable of adapting to new forces has been trapped by its own rigidity.
For the first time, the French president has conceded that fundamental economic reform is required.
The party must campaign on the values its supporters in the real, progressive, multi-ethnic working class believe in, not on the values of people who will never vote for it.
The leader must build a broader shadow cabinet and not swap the chance to lead a government for the chance to control a party.
To win over the state and corporate forces it hopes to mobilise, the US left must explain how it would pay for its economic vision.
As every racist movement knows, the ideals Marx fought for are achievable in this century.
The party has to take on and defeat the neo-imperialists of the right – not just over austerity and welfare, but on its vision for the world.
The prize is clear: to split the Tories, wipe out British conservatism as an electoral force for a generation, end the neoliberal era and democratise the UK’s institutions.
The party’s own support base will turn off if Jeremy Corbyn becomes immersed in political procedures.