DAVY JONES, BRIGHTON AND HOVE GREEN PARTY, WRITING IN A PERSONAL CAPACITY, DARES TO THINK THE UNTHINKABLE JEREMY CORBYN’S AMAZING VICTORY in the Labour leadership election has rightly revived the question of how Greens and other progressives can work together with Labour. This was not easy during the recent General Election, when Labour nationally was supporting austerity and was well to the right of the … Continue reading Labour Greens ?
‘The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.’ (Socrates in ‘Way of the Peaceful Warrior’ by Dan Millman) Momentum is the name of an organisation formed by Labour MP Jon Lansman MP in order to ‘continue the energy and enthusiasm of Jeremy [Corbyn]’s campaign’. It describes itself as a ‘network of people … Continue reading Momentum Rises from Below.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a comprehensive free trade and investment treaty currently being negotiated – in secret – between the European Union and the USA. The intention to launch TTIP negotiations was first announced by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address in February 2013 ‘What Is TTIP ?’ , and the first round of negotiations took place … Continue reading What is TTIP ?
So why isn’t it interested in how it lost to Corbyn? The factions on the Labour right need to acknowledge that Corbyn won because people sought a genuine alternative. BY OWEN JONES Follow @@owenjones84 After Jeremy Corbyn scraped on to the Labour leadership ballot with seconds to spare, he joked to an ally: “Now, make sure I don’t win.” A seasoned, experienced frontline politician with backing … Continue reading The Labour right crows about its “electability”.
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