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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.
If the party is going to propose major nationalisations it must be clear about their purpose and benefits.
The progressive group provided something that had been missing from the left political scene: vibrancy, belonging, and an emotional narrative.
Those close to Jeremy Corbyn appear incapable of confronting the causes of the party’s epic humbling.
In a networked world, the corporation can only survive by championing originality and authenticity.
The past assumption that markets and technology will find a way to halt environmental breakdown is being openly questioned.
Rebecca Long-Bailey’s leadership campaign represents continuity with ideas and methods that failed.
Jeremy Corbyn’s replacement must forge alliances with other progressive parties and with Labour centrism.
Only a pluralist movement can counter a dangerous alliance of conservatism and authoritarian nationalism.
Even if the Conservatives win, Labour's transformation into a resistance movement and an engine for climate justice is irreversible.
The party’s essential task is to convert undecided Leavers, win back Lib Dem and Green defectors and mobilise its base.