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Policies change people’s lives, but they also change people. The last half century of Conservative party strategy has been shaped by this insight. In this they are no different to neoliberal thinkers and parties across the world. Despite their rhetoric of ‘choice’, individual freedom and limited state intervention, it is the right who have worked […]

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LONDON — Britain’s Conservative government and opposition Labour Party have a duty to strike a compromise Brexit agreement to end months of political deadlock over Britain’s exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday. Writing in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, May told Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: “Let’s do a deal.” The […]

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Since 2010, when a coalition government of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats took over from Labour Party in the UK, a squeeze on public finances has been linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England according to a study published in the online journal BMJ Open. Cambridge University Professor Lawrence King, who contributed to the study, […]

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Prof. Leo Panitch says Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn held out as long as he could and made a tactical decision to support a second referendum on Brexit. The post Why Did Jeremy Corbyn Support a Second Brexit Referendum? appeared first on The Real News Network.

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What follows is a conversation between The Electronic Intifada’s Ava Winstanley and Greg Wilpert of the Real News Network. Read a transcript of their conversation below or watch the video at the bottom of the post. GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network and I’m Greg Wilpert, coming to you from Baltimore. Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian […]

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses party activists at The Hub in Grimsby ahead of the local elections, April,2018. Danny Lawson/ Press Association. All rights reserved. In these times of profound crisis and political disorientation an organisational revolution is striking at the heart of western democracies and upsetting the party system. Political parties seemed, of all […]

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Former prime minister Tony Blair makes a speech on progressive politics in an era of populism at the Royal Academy in London, November 14, 2018. Victoria Jones/Press Association. All rights reserved. Nothing can be more wrong for Britain, the British people and Europe than a second referendum between “Remain in the EU vs. a Canadian-style […]

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Our free time is vulnerable to the demands of neoliberalism – but workers, unions and campaigners across Europe are organising to fight back with demands of their own. Credit: Dave C/Flickr, CC 2.0 Across Europe, we are witnessing the rebirth of a centuries-old movement. Work and time are once again becoming sites of major political […]

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Nineteenth-century painting by Philipp Foltz depicting the Athenian politician Pericles delivering his famous funeral oration in front of the Assembly This piece was commissioned by the Democracy Collaborative in Washington, DC as part of its Next System Project and is reproduced here with permission. The original is online here. If you don’t like state socialism […]

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Editor’s note: openDemocracy’s founder Anthony Barnett has a habit I have picked up of paraphrasing a wonderful quote from the Scottish writer Neal Ascherson: “it is not possible to build democratic socialism by using the institutions of the Ancient British state… in the way that it is not possible to induce a vulture to give […]

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Corbyn’s Labour Party is Being Made to Fail: by Design

August 17, 2018           |                                       

The Labour party, relentlessly battered by an organised campaign of smears of its leader, Jeremy Corbyn – first for being anti-semitic, and now for honouring Palestinian terrorists – is reportedly about to adopt the four additional working “examples” of anti-semitism drafted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Labour initially rejected these examples – stoking […]

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UK Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is accused of presiding over a surge of anti-Semitism inside the Labour Party. Author Norman Finkelstein and British scholar Jamie Stern-Weiner say that Corbyn’s foes have cynically concocted a fake scandal to sabotage his progressive agenda and support for Palestinian rights The post Is Jeremy Corbyn’s “anti-Semitism Crisis” a Smear […]

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UK Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn is accused of presiding over a surge of anti-Semitism inside the Labour Party. Author Norman Finkelstein and British scholar Jamie Stern-Weiner say that Corbyn’s foes have cynically concocted a fake scandal to sabotage his progressive agenda and support for Palestinian rights The post Is Jeremy Corbyn’s “anti-Semitism Crisis” a Smear […]

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Nazareth. If there is indeed an anti-semitism problem in the UK’s Labour party, it is not in the places where the British corporate media have been directing our attention. What can be said with even more certainty is that there is rampant hatred expressed towards Jews in the same British media that is currently decrying […]

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“Britain is sadly leading the way in a regressive, narrow-minded and divisive politics… I am leaving behind a Brexit Britain that is rudderless, leaderless and completely hollow within.” Big Ben, at the House of Commons in Westminster, London. Victoria Jones/ Press Association. All rights reserved. A few days ago, I packed my bags and left. […]

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