James Hargrave | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Politics
James Hargrave

You will all remember from school science lessons that two minuses make a plus. Not in politics it seems.

The Faux Scandal Over Unite And Momentum Shows Why Labour Must be Reformed

Elizabeth Hayden | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Politics
Elizabeth Hayden

With Labour polling 19 points behind the Conservatives, nobody on the left can afford to have illusions of happy days within the foreseeable future, but the response to that is not to get despondent, to give up, or fixate obsessively on left-on-left sectarianism.

A Drunk Conversation On Atheism

Kylie Barton | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Kylie Barton

Religion still has far too much prominence in the world today. It is the underpinning narrative of most major news stories and world events. It permea...

Bob Crow - Six Lessons To Remember His Fighting, Militant Legacy By

Gregor Gall | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

Bob Crow, the former RMT union general secretary, died at the tragically young age of 52 three years ago this week. In some ways, the world has moved on apace since he died on 11 March 2014 - with the arrival of the Trump presidency, the Brexit vote, Corbyn as Labour leader and so on.

My Oppressively Nice Experience With Socialised Medicine

Kevin Fleming | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Politics
Kevin Fleming

After a visit to another equally as amazing sonogram specialist to make sure I did not have breast cancer, I found out that I was more than likely fine. Through their conversations with me, my team of NHS Doctors determined that the soy protein supplements I was taking to get my swell on at the gym were causing me to grow breasts. Whew, that was a relief.

The Divided Left Need To Unify Now More Than Ever

Tom Farr | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Tom Farr

As the old saying goes, it's always darkest just before the dawn. After the roller coaster ride of 2016, most people thought 2017 couldn't possibly be worse. But it's trying its best.

Amber Rudd And 'Confirmation Bias'

Chris Tavner | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Chris Tavner

Confirmation bias is the tendency to interpret information in such a way as to back up your existing beliefs. We see this all the time online.

United To Defend Education: Why Socialism Is Not The Answer

Nick Cartwright | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Nick Cartwright

Saturday 19 November saw 15,000 students and lecturers join together to march in defence of education and rally to speeches from student leaders, academics, union activists and journalists queueing up to tell us why we should tell our government to "TEF Off!" I'm proud to say that I was there, standing shoulder to shoulder with my brothers, sisters and what Malia Bouattia, president of the NUS, called our "non-binary siblings".

User-Generated Ideology On Social Media: A New Study Shows How Users Oppose And Support Jeremy Corbyn On Twitter

Christian Fuchs | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Politics
Christian Fuchs

The rise of Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders, Syriza, Podemos, Occupy movements, etc. indicates the emergence of 21st century socialism. These parties an...

The NEC Commands Nothing Less Than Total Obedience To The Party - Labour Founders Must Be Turning In Their Graves

Sophie McKeand | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Politics
Sophie McKeand

Jeremy Corbyn is a politician in England who I believe in, which is why I then paid the extortionate and exclusive fee of £25 to vote in the second leadership election. This time I received a letter from Iain McNicol, General Secretary of The Labour Party, explaining, 'A panel of the National Executive Committee (NEC) has considered your application, and has decided to reject it on the grounds that you tweeted in support of the Green Party on 8th May 2015'.

Trotsky Would Laugh

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Politics
Adrienne Macartney

Labour has forgotten what its name means. Labour is a movement of the common labour force, not a centre right tepid mediocracy, nor a diluted moderate Conservatism.

Saving Labour? You're Doing the Exact Opposite

James Beeson | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Politics
James Beeson

It's an affront to equality and to democracy, the very values that the Labour party is supposed to uphold. However, this is just the latest in a long list of ways in which the PLP have constantly tried to undermine their elected leader, and it doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Charlie Compitus | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Politics
Charlie Compitus

BLAIR REVEALS HE IS HUMAN & THE CHICKEN COUP The year two thousand and sixteen (MMXVI) will no doubt be chiselled into the dusty, rich leathery bo...

What Next for the Labour Party?

Euan Healey | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

It's the million voter question. But one that I doubt I'll be able to answer - especially given that the Labour Party itself is failing to be able to answer it, as Jeremy Corbyn has today announced that he will not resign even following the loss of a vote of confidence by 172 votes to 40.

Baffled at Brexit and Awkwardly British

Amelia Amin | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Politics
Amelia Amin

Right now in the midst of defeat, let's hold on to our values, keep pushing for what we believe in, and be hopeful for the future. Oh and although it's somewhat unrelated, let's try to keep that nutter Donald Trump as far away from f*****g power as we can. We can do this!

Why Jeremy Corbyn Is Lying to Himself (and Us) About TTIP

Adam Hamdy | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

The second category of treaty is one where there is mixed competence. These treaties are negotiated by the EU, but are then sent to each of the member parliaments for ratification. Any one nation state can prevent a mixed competence treaty from being ratified, effectively exercising a veto and killing the treaty on the floor of its national parliament. The treaty is then dead EU-wide.

Let's Solve the EU Problem Once and for All

Adam Hamdy | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

If there is a Leave vote, there will be a period of uncertainty as Parliament tries to decipher exactly what a Leave vote means and how to deal with it. Whichever way Parliament tries to address the people's mandate, there will be loud cries of unfairness from all sides, and each cry of foul could slow down or derail whatever mechanism is used to give effect to the Leave vote.

If We Really Want Change, We All Need to Be Activists

Stella Creasy | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK Politics
Stella Creasy

Any form of activism which doesn't have a suggested solution attached to it or resources to make it happen is little more than a displacement activity. And that's the same whether you are in office or in opposition. Protest marches too may make you feel good, but put down the placard and ask where the power lies and how you can access it if you really want to make a difference.

There Is No Progressive or Left Wing Case for Brexit

John Wight | Posted 26.02.2017 | UK Politics
John Wight

There is no strong progressive case for Britain leaving the EU, despite its many and manifest flaws - not when the beneficiaries should it come to pass will be the ugly forces of reaction and nationalism. The anti-EU left in such a scenario is in danger of finding itself reduced to the role of unwitting footsoldiers on their behalf.

Sanders and Corbyn: More Unites Them Than the Word 'Socialism'

Carl Sacklen | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Carl Sacklen

I'm no socialist, and I don't live in the USA, but I have been following Bernie Sanders with intrigue since he announced his candidacy for Democrat no...

Feel the Bern

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

No one ever thought Sanders would get this far, and there are 49 more chances for Bernie to eek out a victory in what should be an extremely close Primary. How the Establishment would sweat at the thought of a Bernie-Jeremy partnership.

The Myths That Justify Inequality Are Harming Us All

Bradley Allsop | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Bradley Allsop

One day we will look back on the myths that propped up this system with the same incredulity and scorn that we now do of claims of a superior race or race- the sooner that day comes, the better it will be for all of us.

Red Is Dead: Why Eco-Socialism Is the Left's Best Hope

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Politics
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

Ever more frequent extreme weather events and the conclusions of COP21 make ecological responsibility and human stability the world's most pressing concerns. The Green Party needs to evolve to become the leftist force for the common good - there is far too much at stake to do otherwise.

Call Me a Champagne Socialist Again and I Might Thank You

Carl Sacklen | Posted 08.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Carl Sacklen

"Bloody champagne socialist." That's what a fellow pupil said to me in politics class a few days ago when we discussing social mobility. The comment made me wonder whether just because I go to a private school I have to identify myself with the Conservatives, however, the insult soon because a compliment and here's why.

It's Socialism Jean, But Not as We Know It

Jess Phillips | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

My mom was the truest, kindest socialist I'll ever meet... My mom must have missed out the bit in her teachings where no matter what the situation you are right and being right is more important than the safety of the group. She missed out the bit that says if things don't seem to be going your way, make sure you get jobs for all your mates so your way can be had.