How White working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it

The Parliament Education Committee This was Parliament Notes published in the December 2020/January 2021 issue of Labour Affairs. [The Parliament Education Committee, chaired by Robert Halfon, Conservative, is composed of 11 MPs.  The 4 Labour MPs on it are Fleur Anderson, Kim Johnson, Apsana Begum and Ian Mearns. The problem under scrutiny ‘Left Behind White Pupils … Continue reading How White working-class pupils have been let down, and how to change it

Welsh Labour Party Election Manifesto May 2021

This is an extract from the Welsh Labour Party’s Manifesto for the forthcoming Senedd Elections. The extract concerns vocational education and the labour market, issue that Labour Affairs covers in some detail. In contrast to the policy vacuum that the national labour party seems happy to tolerate, Welsh Labour are focusing on issues of interest … Continue reading Welsh Labour Party Election Manifesto May 2021

Ernest Bevin: Labour’s Churchill by Andrew Adonis

 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

Israeli military intelligence analyst Assaf Kaplan given “crucial new role at the heart of Labour”

Israeli military intelligence analyst Assaf Kaplan given “crucial new role at the heart of Labour” In September 2014, the Guardian published an article entitled Israeli intelligence veterans refuse to serve in Palestinian territories.  It began: “Forty-three veterans of one of Israel’s most secretive military intelligence units – many of them still active reservists – have signed a … Continue reading Israeli military intelligence analyst Assaf Kaplan given “crucial new role at the heart of Labour”

Diary of a Corbyn Foot Soldier

Diary of a Corbyn Foot Soldier (February, 2021) Dictionary definition of a foot soldier: “…a dedicated low level follower…”  Michael Murray: murraymicha@gmail.com; FaceBook: Michael Murray London  Contents: “They’ve taken the Whip away from Jeremy: Can they do that?”  Going over in my mind the frankly depressing spate of suspensions and expulsions that have happened in the … Continue reading Diary of a Corbyn Foot Soldier