Notes from the front – of the week 17/6/2015

17th June 2015 Socialist Action 0

Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott – challenging Labour’s rightward shift

Jeremy Corbyn’s success in securing sufficient nominations to contest the Labour leadership election has galvanised the left of the party. The notion that Labour lost May’s General Election because it was too ‘left’ will now be challenged in the contest. Corbyn will campaign for Labour to break with austerity and for a foreign policy independent of US diktats.

Notes from the front – of the week 3/6/2015

3rd June 2015 Socialist Action 0


Tories launch new racist offensives

With the election now over, the Tories are decisively reasserting the scape-goating agenda that was suspended for fear of building up UKIP during the election campaign. Various reactionary measures were announced in the Queen’s Speech on 27 May, including proposed legislation on ‘extremism’ and immigration.