Posts tagged: labour-party
Kier Starmer's “modern supply side approach” to the economy has been touted by some commentators as a transformative break from neoliberal orthodoxy. But, as Sahil Jai Dutta writes, its top-down managerialism will only continue the very orthodoxy that has failed us for decades.
Clause IV: The Enduring Controversy
Labour Party deputy leadership candidate Richard Burgon recently called on the party to draft a new version of Clause IV, once more opening up the debate on Labour’s quintessential statement of socialist intent. In this article, Tom Blackburn looks at the history of Clause IV, and the need for a new version for the 21st century.
No war but the culture war
At the general election, the Labour party attempted to fight a deeply ingrained narrative about Brexit with appeals to economic interest. It offered “money in your pocket” in opposition to deeper values. It didn’t work. Thursday's defeat raises serious questions about the party's strategy and direction.
Stereotypes Should Be Discussed, Not Sanctioned
Over the course of the ‘Labour antisemitism’ controversy that has raged over the past few years, the party’s readiness to sanction or expel members who have expressed ‘anti-Jewish’ stereotypes has become the litmus test of its commitment to combating antisemitism. But, what are stereotypes, and are all stereotypes instances of animus towards the group in question?
Eton or Charterhouse? on the Labour Campaign Against Private Schools
Could Boris Johnson be the last Prime Minister to be educated at Eton? Sol Gamsu makes the case for the integration and abolition of private schools and argues that the tensions and complexity of this issue goes to the heart of creating a socialist strategy for structural change
Antisemitism and Oppression: a Leftist Polemic
After the BBC's Panorama documentary, the cries against the Labour Party of antisemitism have reached a new pitch. Yet to understand how the "crisis of antisemitism" has been manufactured, we need to look beyond the particular accusations themselves, and to how the left conceives of oppression.