Labour’s economic policy won’t work

26th July 2014 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey

Labour’s recent National Policy Forum was a missed opportunity on economic policy, one with potentially grave consequences. There was no attempt to address the economic crisis that Labour will inherit in 2015. As a result, the Labour leadership has also made it harder to win an overall majority next May, even when the Tories are flat-lining close to 30 per cent in the polls shows they cannot possibly win.

Austerity Labour will reap reaction

6th June 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Nicky Dempsey and Jane West

The announcement by Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls that the Tories’ spending plans would be the ‘starting point’ for Labour’s own budget post-2015, and Ed Miliband’s endorsement of a continuing ‘benefit cap’, clarify the nature of the coming Labour government.

UKIP and the stakes for the left

7th May 2013 Socialist Action 0

By Jane West

The results of the local elections were above all a devastating blow to the Tories.

But while they confirm Labour is on course for a win at the 2015 General Election, this at present is not due to a significant turn to the left in the population.