The paradox of the new Labour position on the economy is that, in the name of stability and prudence, a reckless new round of austerity is threatened, with all the misery and instability that will follow.
The population overwhelmingly supports a ceasefire, but Labour’s leadership backs the Israeli war machine.
Step up the campaign for Palestinian human rights.
The Labour leadership’s framework for government will intensify the offensive against people – the left needs to prepare to resist this.
War, austerity and authoritarianism will be the dominant features of a Starmer-led government.
Popular resistance to that seems almost inevitable.
Labour is tying itself to the US war machine and the economics of the new Cold War.
It will add to insecurity.
The Labour leadership’s suspension of Diane Abbott as a Labour MP is a blatantly factional move against a leading left critic of Starmer. She should be reinstated now.