Tag Archives: UKIP

Jeremy Corbyn and the shock of the new

Another council by-election in Hackney, London, last night showed a large swing to Labour. At the same time a recent poll put Labour 11 percent behind the Tories in national voting intention. An earlier poll put Labour ahead on the … Continue reading

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Stopping the far right requires opposing the EU

The revolt against the labour law and Francois Hollande in France  In this second of a two-part article examining the European crisis and the rise of the far right I look at why the left needs to adopt an internationalist position … Continue reading

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Cameron’s crisis – a class moment for the left

It is very good of David Cameron to highlight the central political dynamic of the referendum campaign. That’s what he has just done by seeking to divert attention from his and the Tories’ latest crisis through announcing £9 million of … Continue reading

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The strategic dilemma of the left Remain position

This is indeed a blow to the Remain camp. The Momentum leadership’s decision, reported in the Guardian, to evade the Europe issue for two months and to focus on getting the Labour vote out in the May elections is not … Continue reading

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UKIP’s crisis – a moment for the left

Nigel Farage and the racist populists of UKIP are in crisis. However serious that turns out to be, now is a moment of opportunity for the left. Since the general election UKIP has lost a quarter of its 50,000 members. Donations – which came largely from … Continue reading

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Imagine… but not too much

In the course of preparing material for something else, I spent a bit of time surveying left and progressive interventions over the forthcoming referendum in Britain on membership of the EU. Let’s put to one side, for a moment, the … Continue reading

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