Polling and Labour’s prospects

By Owen Jones / @owenjones84 Labour’s current position in the opinion polls is disastrous. This isn’t written as a counsel of despair, but because we have to recognise political reality if we are going to turn it around. In the latest YouGov opinion poll, the Tories are on 42%; Labour languish at 26%. In this … Continued

After Theresa May’s transformation of the Tory party, what’s left for the centre-left?

By Jeevan Jones / @JeevanJones On 5th October in Birmingham’s ICC, you’d be forgiven for thinking something sounded familiar. It wasn’t Ed Miliband talking about “tackling unfairness and injustice and shifting the balance of Britain decisively in favour of ordinary working class people” or of “building an economy that’s fair, where everyone plays by the … Continued

Editorial: McDonnell is wrong, this is not our moment

“This week”, John McDonnell wrote last week in the New Statesman, “the left finally defeated free market ideology”. This, after a government just advocated for the deportation of NHS staff, just targeted international students, and is considering legislating for firms to publish a ‘list’ of foreign employees. This isn’t a victory. If there is even … Continued