John Strawson, professor of law at the University of East London, a former visiting lecturer at Birzeit University in the West Bank, and a former activist in the International Marxist Group, disputes the argument that a “two states” policy in Israel-Palestine has become unviable.
Distrust of the Leader’s Office and the Stalinist influence in it is not right-wing. McDonnell’s push for a clearer line on Brexit is not right-wing. And nor is his clear statement that charges of antisemitism within the Labour Party are “not a smear”, but point to a real problem.
It is good and right that the discussion around the Turkish invasion has centred on the actions of the Turkish state and has seen it as an imperialist actor in and of itself, rather than merely through its relationship to the United States.
Workplace activists should seek to build struggles around the issue of working time, and demand Labour supports those struggles – and, where Labour is in power locally, demand it implements its policy, not over a decade, but immediately.