Corbyn or the Party – Which is the Bigger Threat to Labour?

17 August 2015

By Marc Fovargue-Davies, Sue Konzelmann and Frank Wilkinson

This blog first appeared as an article in Saturday’s Morning star.

Many members of the Parliamentary Labour Party fear that the election of Jeremy Corbyn would damage the party and make it unelectable in a General Election. It is, of course, possible that they’re right – after all, their last choice of leader did exactly that. But if Corbyn does win, and his opponents’ worst fears are then confirmed, the position wouldn’t be that different from what it is now. On the other hand, acquiring a track record of interfering very publicly with the democratic process, in order to influence the result of an election, would haunt the party for a lot longer – probably permanently. And that would make Labour far less electable.

Kill the Bill - the trade union movement responds to Tory attacks

5 August 2015

By Tom Unterrainer.

In his speech to the 2014 Conservative Party conference, Francis Maude launched a series of attacks on public sector trade unions.

News Brief August 1 2015

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By Claudia O’Brian

The Trade Union Bill 2015: Review and Resist! Free public meeting

Just two weeks after the publication of the Trade Union Bill 2015, trade unions, MPs and labour movement organisations will come together at a special public meeting to review the legislation and decide how best to resist.

News Brief July 24

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By Claudia O’Brian

News Brief July 17

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By Claudia O’Brian

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