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Is UKIP a threat to Labour in 2015?

UKIP slashed a Labour majority from 5,971 in 2010 to 617 in Heywood and Middleton last month, setting the pundits claiming that UKIP could damage Labour’s vote at the general…

Vote Labour – and build a socialist alternative

By Marcus Halaby As next year’s general election approaches, working class people across Britain will be thinking about who to vote for, or whether to vote at all. Labour’s abject…

Has the Labour Link broken beyond repair?

  A special conference in London voted by 86 per cent to approve constitutional changes that will massively reduce the number of union affiliated members in the party and curtail…

Labour’s left turn and what to do about it

    By Jeremy Dewar   Ed Miliband surprised supporters and opponents at the Labour Party conference this year. If they were expecting a copying of the Coalition’s policies, and…

Miliband bites the hand that feeds

By Bernie McAdam and Dave Stockton The Tory popular press, joined by the liberal “quality” papers, have launched a regular hue-and-cry over the so-called scandal of Falkirk constituency Labour Party’s…

From New Labour to Blue Labour

Labour leader Ed Miliband’s has started to show his true colours, setting out what he would – and crucially would not – do if elected in 2015. Blue Labour is…

Bedroom Tax: make Labour pledge ‘no evictions’

By an activist in Armley Hands off our Homes The Bedroom tax came into effect on 1 April, cutting the housing benefit of a working age social tenant (council-owned or…

Ed Miliband shows why we need a new workers’ party

This year’s Labour Party conference saw what has become an annual ritual: the Labour leader and his shadow chancellor trying to steal the Tories clothes and “standing up to the…

Labour wins local support – now make them fight the cuts

Joy Macready takes stock of the results ot the local council elections and asks where now for Labour?   Thursday 3 May proved to be a red-letter day for Labour.…

A critical review of the anti-cuts movement

As we approach the second anniversary of the Coalition government coming to office, Workers Power conference looked back at the movement against austerity – not from the viewpoint of passively…

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