The Corbyn Earthquake

Crowds of young people at Glastonbury this year have been spontaneously erupting into chants of ‘Oh, Jeremy Corbyn!’

The Corbyn Earthquake

Nothing so symbolises the political earthquake brought about by Jeremy Corbyn’s dramatic campaign in the recent British general election. Crowds of young people at a music festival chanting the name of a sixty eight year old white male Labour politician! This is unprecedented – more normal would be to be booed or ignored. Indeed there […]

Corbyn’s challenge to Tory May

In coverage of the impending UK general election, many in the media are discussing not whether Labour will lose, but rather what the scale of the loss will be.

Corbyn’s challenge to Tory May

Rob Winkel The mainstream commentary in Ireland as well as in Britain has been overwhelmingly hostile to and dismissive of Jeremy Corbyn. But as events develop, it is becoming increasingly clear that the game is not over. Corbyn and Labour can mount a real challenge. This will see the mobilising of the mass membership of […]

What is reformism?

For more than a hundred years the socialist movement has debated the issue of reform or revolution. Some people say the debate is ‘old hat’ and ‘boring’ and we should ‘move beyond it’.

What is reformism?

What is reformism? For more than a hundred years the socialist movement has debated the issue of reform or revolution. Some people say the debate is ‘old hat’ and ‘boring’ and we should ‘move beyond it’. In fact  many recent developments, including the election of the Syriza government in Greece followed by its capitulation to […]

Eamonn McCann says: British Labour hits new low

In its unprincipled desperation to win votes, the British Labour Party has made mugs of anti-racists within its ranks.

Eamonn McCann says: British Labour hits new low

In its unprincipled desperation to win votes, the British Labour Party has made mugs of anti-racists within its ranks. “Controls on Immigration”, reads the slogan running around a coffee mug promoted by the party as election merchandise. A fiver a time for using immigrants as scapegoats for the country’s ills. There are no cups or […]