The mistake many “centrist” voices have made is to dismiss political phenomena they do not like – from Corbynism to Brexit to Trump – as simply being mass irrationality, stupidity and hysteria. But Corbyn secured a landslide victory in 2015 because all of the other flanks of the Labour party were politically and intellectually exhausted. Labour’s social democrats had abandoned social democracy; the last consistent social democrats left standing were Labour’s left flank. All of its sister parties were in crisis, including those – like the German Social Democrats – who had stuck to the “third way” playbook. Just two years after what was then one of the party’s worst defeats, and in the aftermath of a vicious civil war, Labour came within 2,227 votes and seven constituencies of forming a government in 2017. … [Read more...] about Starmer can succeed, and he deserves our support
'Our willingness to come together like this as a nation has been lying dormant for too long. When millions of us stepped out onto our doorsteps to applaud the carers visibly moved there was hope of a better future. In times like this, we need good government, a government that saves lives and protects our country. … [Read more...] about Named after Labour’s first leader and rumoured to be the inspiration for Bridget Jones’s lover Mark Darcy: Labour’s new leader Sir Keir Starmer fought for Remain to the last and hopes to draw a line under Corbyn era
Throughout her time in Parliament, she has been considered as part of Mr Corbyn’s team - backing him in the 2017 challenge to his leadership - but later described herself as on the “soft Left” of the party. … [Read more...] about Who is Labour’s new deputy leader Angela Rayner?