Labour should be leading the way on the climate

27th August 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

Labour Leader Keir Starmer has recently staked out a distinct position from the Tory government on climate change, that falls well short of what is needed. Labour proposes that £30 billion is put into a “green recovery” – well below the £85 billion investment proposed by the TUC. There needs to be an unremitting campaign to pressure the government, but Starmer is reluctant to challenge it.

Labour Women’s Conference votes left

6th July 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

Labour’s Women’s conference held at the end of June demonstrated that despite the Leadership’s best efforts, from suspensions and demoralisation from Labour’s leadership, the left is very much alive and kicking. All six left CLP candidates for the new Women’s Committee were elected – an outstanding victory.

The invisible economic policy

21st February 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

Keir Starmer’s speech on A New Chapter for Britain was heralded as a breakthrough moment where he would simultaneously set out his vision for the economy and society while beginning to outline a wholly different economic policy.
If that was its purpose, it failed miserably in every respect.

Funding the new cold war

24th November 2020 shoreditchadmin2 0

Boris Johnson has announced the biggest increase in British military spending for thirty years. This is the price for British government participation in U.S. imperialism’s new cold war against China and the developing nations.