Everybody out – time for Labour members to strike over Brexit?

Like many Labour Party members, I have watched with horror (but not really surprise) at the Labour Party leadership’s refusal to respond to the looming catastrophe of Brexit. In recent weeks, as the implications of the Brexit vote become clearer, the Labour position has not changed. The official position is that any deal needs to […]

Labour and Entryism – three questions

Tom Watson and Jeremy Corbyn appear to be at war over the former’s claim that there has been some infiltration of the Labour Party by the old Left – along the lines of Militant – who are influencing new and especially younger members; Jeremy Corbyn’s camp is dismissing it as nonsense, relying on the claim […]

Liberal Democrats and the triumph of neoliberal entryism

Following the Liberal Democrat conference last weekend was fascinating for what I guess many Liberal Democrats would regard as the wrong reasons.  Votes on the Coalition’s Health Bill have revealed not only a deeply divided party, but one whose members and leaders are working from completely different assumptions about leadership, policy and democracy. On the […]