Throughout this year ‘Labour Affairs’ has been making two connected arguments. The first is that the national economy is not like a household. The state can mobilise resources by issuing its own currency, it need not worry about debt and deficit if it is strengthening the productive powers of the economy, creating skills and jobs … Continue reading Editorial 1— Labour’s Road Back.
Starmer addressed his first Labour Party conference as Labour leader in September 2020. He stated there that ‘it’s time to get serious about winning’. In the Hartlepool bye-election on 6th May, a year after Starmer took over the leadership from Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour vote declined by 45%. It is interesting to compare that result with Corbyn’s result … Continue reading Editorial 2 Hartlepool – Labour’s False Narrative
The Labour Party’s reaction to the military action by Israel against Gaza was extraordinary. One could be forgiven for thinking that Jeremy Corbyn had been reinstated as leader of the party. Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Lisa Nandy, set out the party’s position in a letter to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on 15 May 2021  before a ceasefire was … Continue reading The Labour Party blames Israel for the failure to achieve a two-state solution
JGM Books, 2021. A SENSE OF DIRECTION It is, or it could have been, a happy coincidence that Jim Moher's biography of Walter Citrine has appeared so soon after Andrew Adonis's biography of Ernest Bevin. If Adonis's book wasn't so obviously an attempt to recruit Bevin to the Blairite/Atlanticist warmongering wing of the Labour Party … Continue reading REVIEW Jim Moher: Walter Citrine, Forgotten statesman of the Trades Union Congress
In 2017 the Tories polled 14,319 in Hartlepool and lost.Labour polled 21,969.On 6th May this year, the Tories polled 15,529 in Hartlepool and won.Labour polled 8,589!The Tories gained just 1,210 votes but, with Labour hemorrhaging 13,380 votes, Labour effectively gave it away. The survation poll that predicted a Tory victory in Hartlepool also said that 67% favoured … Continue reading Hartlepool Results
If residents are not convinced that you have a practical plan for improving their lives then, no matter what money you promise them, they will not take you seriously.
Dictionary definition of “foot soldier”: “…a dedicated low level follower…” Michael Murray: firstname.lastname@example.org; FaceBook: Michael Murray London Contents: (1) “How did it get like this in the Labour Party ?” (2) Labour Party an “unincorporated association”: its relevance. (1) “How did it get like this in the Labour Party ?” The April “Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier,” dealt … Continue reading Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier
Brendan Clifford [This reprint from Labour and Trade Union Review July/August 2002 deals with the question raised in the biography by Andrew Adonis ‘Bevin, Labour’s Churchill’, reviewed last month.] — “The immediate straw-that-broke-the-camel’s-back was the repeated refusal of the Jewish settlers in Palestine to be grateful for British protection and to conform to the plans … Continue reading Bevin, The Anti-Semite
Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis A review by Brendan Clifford Lord Adonis, who was a Junior Minister in the Blair Government, has written a book about Ernest Bevin. Bevin was an organiser of working class power. Blair's great object was to dissolve working class power in order to free the Labour Party from it. The Labour … Continue reading Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis
Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (April, 2021) Dictionary definition of a foot soldier: “…a dedicated low level follower” Content: “The weaponisation of Suspension in the Labour Party.” (1)“The weaponisation of suspension” (2) “ACAS guidelines on Suspensions compared to Labour Rules and Procedures” (3) “And these are the people who are going to change the … Continue reading Diary of a Corbyn Foot Soldier
Walter Citrine:Forgotten Statesman of the Trades Union Congress by Dr Jim Moher (JGM Books, from March 2021), £24.99 This is the first biography of a trade union leader who was a leading figure in the Labour movement when the trade unions were a powerful influence in British society. It is also a study of his … Continue reading Walter Citrine
Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (March, 2021) Dictionary definition of a foot soldier: “…a dedicated low level follower…” Michael Murray: email@example.com; FaceBook: Michael Murray London Diary of a Corbyn Foot Soldier (February, 2021) Updated March 2021 Dictionary definition of a foot soldier: “…a dedicated low level follower…” As the withdrawal of the whip from Jeremy … Continue reading Diary of a Corbyn Foot Soldier