Jim Murphy’s election: a view from inside the Labour Party

The pro-independence left have written off the Scottish Labour Party, writes Jim Monaghan – but polling figures for left of Labour parties are tiny, and we need unity to fight austerity and...

Jim Murphy’s election: a death sentence for Scottish Labour?

Jim Murphy is the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party. That he was even a candidate for the job, writes Pete Cannell, shows how little the Labour Party understood what was happening in...

Historical Materialism 2014: Migration, the Labour Market and Social Reproduction

The second of three articles by UNITE union activist Ian Allinson, reporting from four very useful sessions on learning the North American Labour movement at this year's Historical Materialism conference. We're all busy fighting to...

Parliament votes to recognise Palestine: what is going on?

Neil Rogall takes a closer look at this week's symbolic decision by MPs. On Monday night, 13 October, a remarkable vote took place in the British parliament. A motion calling on the government to "recognise the...
Clapton pier

Why Labour should be worried about Clacton

Anindya Bhattacharyya analyses UKIP's success in Thursday's two by-elections. One of the peculiarities of mainstream political chatter is its tendency to seize on the unexpected and discount long-term predictable trends. The response to Thursday's by-elections is...

The People’s Assembly: Why you should march on Saturday

Dan Swain, of rs21 and active in Norfolk People's Assembly, argues why you should support Saturday's demonstration against austerity, and build the People's Assembly where you can.

Euro elections: consolidation on left and right

Anindya Bhattacharyya follows up his predictions for the Euro elections with analysis of the results. He argues that the problem isn't necessarily UKIP, but the space that UKIP occupies, and that space needs to...

rs21 guide to the European elections: predictions and recommended votes

Anindya Bhattacharyya crunches the figures and predicts polarisation, with a right wing consolidation around UKIP and a left wing tussle between Labour and the Greens I'm going to stick my neck out and give my...

Busting immigration myths

Immigration has dominated the discussion in the run up to the European elections on Thursday. Politicians and the media are happy to spread anti-migrant myths, Bunny La Roche seeks out the facts MYTH: Migrants hold...

Tony Benn (1925–2014)

Ian Birchall looks back at the life of a genuine socialist who fought to the end: Tony Benn, who died today.