There is a systematic effort by the British government and its allies to renege on its international agreements and treaties in relation to Ireland.
If Theresa May manages to negotiate a draft withdrawal treaty between her government and the EU 27 one thing is already very clear – it will be a proposal that damages the economy and as a result would harm people’s living standards. Socialists will need to ensure such a deal is rejected.
The truism that elections are won and lost on directly economic questions is powerful because it is almost true.
The Corbyn leadership emerged stronger from the Labour Party conference as the left continues to grow in number and become politically clearer. After a difficult summer the Corbyn leadership had a successful annual party conference in Liverpool at the end of September, promoting an agenda that appeals to wide layers of the population, and which forced the Tories back on to the defensive at their conference the following week.
The events at Labour’s NEC on 4 September which discussed the IHRA definition and examples of antisemitism will fail to ‘draw a line’ under entirely false attacks on Labour and Jeremy Corbyn – for reasons analysed below.
Through out the summer the media campaign falsely depicting Jeremy Corbyn as an antisemite has been significantly stepped up. Labour’s opponents are desperate to get him removed as party leader as Labour’s current popularity with voters means at present it could win a general election.