The left’s job is to challenge the status of housing as a simple means to generating profit and to look seriously at the possibilities of a housing system based on human need, equity and the common good
Activist and blogger. Democratic Socialist, something of a Bennite and a proud Trade Unionist.
Labour can choose between the dream of a better world represented by the 1945 manifesto and the Bevanite platform of the 1950s or, instead, the more cautious demands of social democracy
21/09/2018 13:51 BST
John McDonnell’s bold workers fund plan is the kind of far-reaching thinking the left needs - first to overturn Thatcherism
13/09/2018 17:47 BST
Immersing ourselves in a doomed campaign to rescue Brussels patriotism and defend our regional champion of globalisation, is hardly a serious call to action
03/09/2018 13:35 BST
It fails to address or tackle the fundamental economic problem we are faced with
03/08/2018 09:05 BST
The accusation is intended to portray the leader as high-minded but unrealistic and a well-meaning soft touch - it is also particularly inaccurate
24/04/2018 17:05 BST
In an era in which real pay rises had become a thing of the past, except for the propertied classes, it should have come
20/03/2018 10:16 GMT
May's prospective reforms could be even more of a disaster than the status quo
19/02/2018 17:21 GMT
The world’s richest 1% saw their wealth increase by a staggering £1 trillion in 2017. Britain’s richest 1% currently own
07/01/2018 16:27 GMT
Labour's growing lead in the polls and the election upset this June, means that the party's approach to fixing education in Britain is of vital importance - given the Tories could be out of power within 12 months. Because of this it is essential that people are demanding an approach to education that is bold, reforming and goes beyond just addressing the funding crisis in British schools.
11/09/2017 15:13 BST
It should go without saying that Britain is facing its worst housing crisis for decades, if not longer - yet it is also a massive opportunity to radically reform the housing market and put tenants before landlords.
05/09/2017 09:17 BST
Having recently graduated I won't be affected by further rises in tuition fees under the Tories or the scrapping of student maintenance grants, but those who are unlucky enough to study after me will have to pay more while receiving less financial support.
18/08/2017 16:04 BST
After thirty years of a political consensus which broadly accepted Thatcherism as the reality the first big sign of a change has come. We ran on the most left-wing platform that Labour has offered for thirty years and ran perhaps the best General Election campaign ran by Labour in the last 40+ years...
19/06/2017 16:39 BST
When this election began, Theresa May believed Labour had no hope of making gains. She anticipated pushing us into electoral oblivion - instead we have seen a historic resurgence. I'm proud to be part of a movement, Momentum, that has played a pivotal role in scuppering those plans.
12/06/2017 16:57 BST
The rampant inequality that pervades British society is often defended on the basis of absurd myths about how our economy actually functions. This week, Jeremy Corbyn opened up a full frontal attack on three of these myths by unveiling common-sense, yet also radical policies to modernise and rebalance Britain's economy in favour of the majority.
16/04/2017 11:25 BST
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