When introducing a discussion at our AWL branch meeting on the first and second Labour governments, I found it useful to tell the story, then ask people to discuss some questions.
Labour Party history
Continuing the series on the life and times of Tom Mann
In 1887 Keir Hardie called the leaders of the trade union movement “holders of a fat, snug office, concerned only with maintaining the respectability of the cause.”
Down to the 1880s there was no “labour movement” [in Britain] in the continental sense at all. There were strong trade unions (of skilled workers), and these unions were politically-minded — but the only parties were the two ruling-class ones, the Tories and the Liberals.
DALE STREET reviews The Blair Years — Extracts from the Alastair Campbell Diaries
The idea of Gordon Brown writing on the future of socialism will come as a surprise to many, but that is precisely what he invites us to discuss in his foreword to a new edition of Anthony Crosland’s The Future of British Socialism.
Parables for Socialists 9
How can you tell when a political purge has turned into a witchhunt, and the witch-hunt has taken on a momentum of its own?
Over the 13 years since Tony Blair was elected leader of the Labour Party, the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty has, in our publications, analysed, explained and agitated against the politics of New Labour.
We go to press just before Labour’s special conference vote on Clause Four.
Fifty years ago the Labour Party won an overwhelming victory in the general election that followed the defeat of Hitler.
By Roland Tretchet
This magazine makes no apology for repeating certain basic truths.