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 05.09.2016 | 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 15.08.2016 | 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 19.07.2016 | 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 15.07.2016 | 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 29.06.2016 | 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 24.06.2016 | 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 14.06.2016 | 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 07.06.2016 | 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 24.03.2016 | 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 29.02.2016 | 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 09.02.2016 | 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 05.02.2016 | 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 20.01.2016 | 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 12.01.2016 | 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 11.01.2016 | 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 19.11.2015 | 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.

Why Labour Must Say No to the EU

Adam Hamdy | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

I'm a trustee of Water For Africa, an innovative charity that trains local people to provide sustainable water supplies for their communities. As gra...

My Teenage Admiration for Owen Jones Has Slowly Withered Away

Anna Rhodes | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Rhodes

His unwavering support for Corbyn has caused concern for me, as when I now read his pieces in the Guardian opinion section, all I can see is propaganda and a biased view, something I never thought I would see coming from his lips. Where is the critique?

Is Jeremy Corbyn Actually Talking Common Sense?

Charlie Compitus | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Compitus

That was the mood at the Refugee March where Corbyn spoke as well as I was strolling around with my camera noticing a sense of unity and hope for real positive change amongst everyone. From people welcoming refugees, to folks providing papers declaring it was the people's victory to the individuals attentively listening to a rarity.

Corbyn May Have the Last Laugh in 2020

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

All those £3 Tories and the Telegraph who schemed on a 'wicked' plan to get Corbyn into leadership may regret their folly. Corbyn of course won on the back of a genuine Labour wave to steer back the party to its original mission. Contrary to the warnings of 'New' Labour, Corbyn is likely to confound e pundits and win the next elections.

One Small Step for Humankind

Mike Cole | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Mike Cole

McDonnell's claim of changing the world is not as exaggerated as it might first appear. The living project of twenty-first century socialism has no doubt been given a boost by the election of Jeremy Corbyn, and, albeit in a small way, has changed the world.

A Corbyn Leadership Would Be Bad For Labour and Worse For Britain

Alan Grant | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

It may well make the left feel good to return to bleating on about nationalisation and raising taxes and spending like a sailor on shore leave but the world and Britain in particular has moved on from those days. The Labour Party can, if they want, return to the politics of the 1970s, but Britain will not be joining them

Jez We Can!

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

One's place at the table becomes contingent on this label regardless of its truth, and nuanced debate and argument to moderation both suffer when your credibility hinges on whether you are viewed as such a representative, as opposed to either the veracity of this claim, or indeed the merit of your arguments, which should be the sole criterion in an equal and meritocratic society.

Corbyn, Orwell and the Rhetoric of Socialism

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

In The Road to Wigan Pier, George Orwell explains his antipathy for grandiose socialists. He doesn't condemn their ideals, but suggests their rhetoric...