Editorial: A positive message pays off

Wow. An incredible campaign ends with an incredible night. Huge congratulations must go out to all candidates, not least Alex Sobel, Rosie Duffield and Emma Hardy, Open Labour members and now Members of Parliament. Much credit also needs to go to the leadership, who have defied expectations exceedingly. This has been one of the most … Continued

Some conclusions on a truly unique election night

An overview from Hanif Leylabi / @hanifleylabi Last night was unparalleled and a much bigger success than expected. It led to a very difficult situation for the Tory government and gave Labour a massive boost on a popular, ‘sensible left’ manifesto. The dust is settling, and over coming weeks Labour faces questions about where to … Continued

Tomorrow’s choice

By Emma Burnell / @EmmaBurnell_ Tomorrow, Britain goes to the polls in one of the most surprising and unexpected elections of my lifetime. Win or lose, moving forward or back by ten PM tomorrow there will be nothing more that can be done. By Friday morning we will be either nursing bruised hearts at a disappointing … Continued

What story will we take from the Labour Manifesto?

By Emma Burnell / @EmmaBurnell_ Manifestos are probably the most talked about documents that no one really reads. In a pure Aristotelian democracy, voters would carefully consider each of the policies in each of the manifestos measuring them against their own personal and political priorities and voting accordingly. In reality, few will read the manifestos in … Continued

Class, Union, Party

By David Hamblin / @UnionisedDavid Class, Union, Party are the triumvirate of the Labour movement. As Labour Party members we understand that each begets the other. It is through our struggles that the working class recognised the deep seated need to act as one and form trade unions. The Labour Party was fashioned into being … Continued

1997, 20 years on: what can we learn?

By Emma Burnell / @EmmaBurnell_ Labour is a movement drowning in nostalgia. It’s plethora of pasts overwhelm all parts of its present. All of the fights we have about our current situation are – in reality – fights about how you view our recent and longer term history. What lessons can be learned, what lessons … Continued

Corbyn or ABC: Now’s the time to focus on country

By Emma Burnell / @EmmaBurnell_ Theresa May is effective in a way other politicians can only dream about. To have dropped us into a General Election, just as the polls are at the very lowest the Labour Party have seen for a generation, and to do so without a hint of a leak is extraordinary. … Continued