The culture we need comes with thorns

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The Labour Representation Committee is in danger of adopting a thoroughly bureaucratic, intolerant and dangerous approach to what are legitimate political differences. James Marshall calls for free speech, openness and democracy Socialism can only be the act of self-liberation for … Continue reading

Stage-managed spectacle

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This year’s Labour conference confirmed once again that the union tops work hand in glove with the party bureaucracy. Charles Gradnitzer reports Conference got off to a democratic start, with 65 out of the 132 contemporary motions being ruled out of … Continue reading

Nation, class unity and political strategy

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Despite the ‘no’ vote in the Scottish referendum the national question has not gone away. Roger Freeman argues for self-determination and a federal republic Unlike the narrow economism that passes for common sense on too much of the left, the … Continue reading

LRC: Inclusivity and intolerance

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Some leading Labour Representation Committee members are displaying an unhealthy aversion to dissenting views. Stan Keable attended the final meeting of its outgoing national committee Andrew Berry, chairing the Labour Representation Committee national committee on October 4 in the absence … Continue reading

In service of Miliband

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Labour’ annual conference (Manchester, September 21-24) confirmed once again that the union tops work hand in glove with the party bureaucracy. Charles Gradnitzer reports This year’s Labour Party conference got off to a democratic start, with 65 out of the … Continue reading

Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance

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Is there a case for the left to field its own candidates for Labour’s National Executive Committee? Ken Williamson calls for the left to take courage Only two NEC members, Christine Shawcroft and Dennis Skinner, voted against the Collins review on February … Continue reading

Europe and the politics of fraud

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John Fuller Carr examines the divisions that plague establishment politicians and takes to task the Labour Representation Committee for its cowardly, nationalist retreat Europe continues to enrage, divide and confuse politicians of both the right and left. The present situation is … Continue reading