Peter Taheri

Barrister

Peter Taheri is a barrister in London. The views expressed here are the author's and do not reflect those of any organisation with which he is professionally associated.
Why Corbyn Needs Europe and Why Labour Needs

Why Corbyn Needs Europe and Why Labour Needs Corbyn

There are two big issues for Labour today: how to respond to the vote for Brexit and the Labour Party leadership. Rarely have these issues been discussed together. They should be. Less than a year ago, a significant majority of the Labour family voted for Jeremy Corbyn as leader. According to YouGov, in the June 2016 EU referendum, 65% of those who had voted Labour in 2015 voted for the UK to remain in the EU.
12/07/2016 10:09 BST
Taking Control: The Concerns of Working People and the

Taking Control: The Concerns of Working People and the EU

Let's ignore the lies and nonsense about Turkey and about there being a magic pot of money left over after Brexit; let's reject the scapegoating of those who boost our economy: let's vote decisively to Remain and let's consign the far-right of the Conservative Party and UKIP, the country's lunatic fringe, to the dustbin of history where they belong.
13/06/2016 12:34 BST
The Way Forward: How Corbyn Can Unite Labour and the

The Way Forward: How Corbyn Can Unite Labour and the Country

Corbynism need not be viewed as the narrow view from Islington North; it can also win back the working class voters who voted Ukip, the Scots who first voted 'No' and then for the SNP, and the many who simply did not get Ed Miliband. All these groups and more will be able to relate to Corbyn's values of fair play, justice, solidarity and a more caring society. If Labour under Miliband was not a clear enough signpost, Labour under Corbyn can be.
01/11/2015 22:35 GMT