The election of Jeremy Corbyn as the leader of the Labour Party has changed the landscape on the left of British politics. It has resulted in a fractious and disunited parliamentary Labour party but a surge in Labour party membership. While some in the Green Party have welcomed the election of Corbyn, the threat to that party is obvious: how many of the new members … Continue reading Green Politics and the Left
Negotiations raise prospect that up to five left-of-centre parties could agree on a fairer Westminster voting system. The SNP, Greens and Welsh nationalists have united to call for an electoral pact with Labour and the Liberal Democrats to agree sweeping changes to the voting system for Westminster elections. In a letter published in The Independent on Sunday (The IoS), the leaders of the three left-of-centre … Continue reading Electoral reform: Party leaders call for pact . . .
December 2015 – January 2016 Issue #21 IN THIS ISSUE: UHMB Trust: N Lancs CCG Lancashire North CCG Campaigns and media The NHS funding crisis How the NHS is being privatised step-by-step The NHS ‘devolution’ debate SPECIAL FEATURE: The Care Services crisis TTIP and ISDS How PFI works Quote of the month “It is crystal clear that the impact of fragmentation through privatisation is slowly … Continue reading 38 Degrees Lancs North NHS campaign group
There is debate about how the Labour Party may reach out beyond its natural supporters. I have been a Labour Party member for well over a quarter of a century but it was not my first choice of party; I was a Conservative for 15 years. My politics are the politics of One Nation. I don’t mean the feeble imitation of that term which both … Continue reading One Nation Corbyn
GEORGE WOODS 10 December 2015 Corbyn’s strength comes from his wider support in the party, something Momentum is trying to maintain. That’s why it is being bitterly attacked by the Labour right. Flickr/CoventryCiaran, CC BY-NC 2.0 You’ve got to feel for the organisers of Momentum, the new grassroots group which emerged in the weeks following Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the Labour leadership contest. Those at … Continue reading Momentum are being attacked because they threaten Westminster’s consensus.