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The Labour Party: Dead In The Water?

Editors note: This article was originally submitted for publication on 13th October. Eighteen months into Keir Starmer tenure as leader of the Labour Party, he remains an anathema to the majority of the public. With very few definable policies and a lack of political mettle that has been consistently exposed in interviews, those who believe […]

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Scottish Labour leadership campaign begins

Two candidates have entered the race to become the new leader of Scottish Labour, just months ahead of the Scottish parliament elections, after Richard Leonard resigned.  Anas Sarwar and Monica Lennon, both regional MSPs, have begun their campaigns by pledging to reintegrate Labour into the national conversation, currently between the staunchly unionist Conservatives and the […]

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We need a new ‘New Labour’

Let me begin this by saying, Labour cannot win an election this decade if they maintain leadership on the traditional Left wing of the party; they must move back towards the centre of the spectrum if they wish to have electoral success. Four successive Tory victories in amongst some of the most volatile economic times […]

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Lisa Nandy: ‘a sense of hope and ambition’

Young, energetic, and with a Northern accent, Lisa Nandy is poised to be the effective messenger that Jeremy Corbyn was not. The outcome of the next election will depend on two things. First, the ability of Labour to prosecute the case that Boris Johnson has betrayed the British people, bringing disaffected Labour voters back home. […]

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Jess Phillips: ‘the awaited antidote to people like Boris Johnson’

The discussion about Jess Phillips starts when we consider the question of how far a person can be disentangled from their political guise. Consider the jarring contrast of the wily Boris Johnson, whose post-Brexit immigration stance seems at odds with his amicable persona, and Trump, who is an idiot politician and an idiot man. But, […]

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Keir Starmer: ‘there is another future possible for our country’

In order to form a judgement on who is best to lead the party, Labour members must first acknowledge the importance of their decision. The Labour Party is just another bad election away from oblivion. Despite the present crisis there is undoubtedly a way out and there are steps that can be taken immediately to […]

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Scottish Labour: a new direction for the party

Just days ago Scotland’s only remaining Labour MP, Ian Murray, announced he was standing in Labour’s deputy leadership contest. Until a month ago Murray was one of seven remaining Labour MPs in Scotland, but now he stands alone after a General Election which saw the SNP take hold of thirteen new seats from the Labour […]