Introduction It’s great to be here at Open Labour. And today I want to talk about what has always been our task—which is how we shape the political moment we are in and build a progressive future and what open Labour’s role can be. It has been hard times in the last two years … Continued
Happy new year from all of us at Open Labour! We will be in touch with all supporters about events early this year. If you haven’t signed up, please add yourself to our mailing list!
We’ve had overwhelmingly positive feedback over social media since our online launch last week. We would like to thank everyone for signing up, and contributing to debate! One thing that has arisen a few times however is the current state of factionalism in the Labour Party and the amount of groupings arising. To be honest, … Continued
We welcome the support from Labour MPs and members over the past couple of days. Our supporters at Open Labour are sad but unsurprised that the Murdoch press is trying to misrepresent our launch and make it fit their own agenda in opposition to the Labour Party and its leader. Yesterday’s piece in the Times … Continued
This piece is cross-posted from an August article on LabourList. I’ve decided who I am voting for, but for a lot of this campaign I’ve wanted to abstain, or go on holiday. It has been a pretty difficult time to be on the centre-left of the Labour Party. The quality has been low, and nobody … Continued
Today we launch Open Labour, a forum bringing together activists to build a Labour left which is committed to a better quality of debate and political culture within Labour, while focussing on the question of how to win power. Labour’s democratic left has for too long been defined by other currents in the party and … Continued