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Labour Left slams welcome of Tory Wakeford while Corbyn whip withdrawn  

"If the Labour Party is broad enough to welcome Christian Wakeford then it’s certainly broad enough to restore the whip to Jeremy Corbyn."   By the Labour Outlook team. Keir Starmer has faced heavy criticism from figures on the left of the Labour Party and wider labour movement for admitting Tory defector Christian Wakeford into…

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Government’s reckless self-isolation proposals will result in more suffering

"Our hospitals are overwhelmed, our doctors are exhausted, and over a thousand people are dying of Covid every week... Far from relaxing the regulations, the Government should be doing more to manage the pandemic and protect people." By the Zero-Covid UK Team. It has been reported that the United Kingdom is drawing up plans under…

Save lives now, then we can all live well – Joan Twelves, Zero-Covid UK

"Johnson and Javid’s rejection of infection control measures in order to assuage their right wing backbenchers, is reckless to the extreme" By Joan Twelves, Zero-Covid UK. Much in Labour’s 10-point plan for living with covid is welcome, but it ignores the immediate crisis – we have to stop people dying from the virus before we…

Looking forward to Labour’s Women’s Conference – Rachel Garnham, Campaign for Labour Party Democracy

"Women’s Conference must build on the progressive policy platform agreed in 2021 where left policies covering a wide range of issues from public services to Palestine were overwhelmingly agreed." Rachel Garnham, Vice-Chair of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy (CLPD), looks ahead to Labour's Women's Conference. On March 19–20, women from CLPs, trade unions and…

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Energy price hikes are hitting working class people the hardest – Kate Osborne MP

"Whilst countless people are struggling to pay their bills, North Sea oil and gas companies have seen their profits soar and are expected to report near-record cashflows in 2021 and 2022 of almost £14.9bn." By Kate Osborne MP. The rising cost of gas and electricity is hitting working class people the hardest, these are the…

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The alternative to forever Covid is Zero Covid – Diane Abbott exclusive

“175,000 British citizens have died. These were overwhelmingly avoidable deaths... Had this government pursued the same policies as Australia, we would now have a Covid-19 death toll the British death toll would now be under 7,000. Following the policy of Jacinda Ardern in New Zealand would have led to fewer than 700 deaths.” By Diane…

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Give Venezuela Back Its Gold – Tim Young, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

“Pressure must be maintained to demand that the gold is returned to Venezuela and that the US’s illegal sanctions – supported by Britain – are lifted.” By Tim Young, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign. In the latest stage of a long-running legal battle between the elected Venezuelan government and the self-declared “interim president” – and failed right-wing…

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The failures of COP26 have shown that socialist solutions to the climate crisis are critical – Green New Deal Policy Seminar

"Whilst it's right to call for measures such as temporary relief on energy bills in the short term, a wider strategy based on public ownership is crucial for taking the necessary measures to protect our environment and addressing the cost of living crisis." Over 500 activists joined a panel of MPs and climate campaigners at…

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The Government’s Police Crackdown Bill Was Defeated in the Lords, Now We Must Kill It off Completely – Richard Burgon MP

“If the government proceeds with this draconian bill, this law will be broken repeatedly. It will become unenforceable. It will lead to unnecessary tensions between the police and broad sections of the public.” By Richard Burgon MP. The government’s anti-protest Bill was already a very dangerous piece of legislation when it was passed by the…

The Independent Labour Party and the fight for working class politics – Jon Trickett MP

"The ILP was deeply embedded in the labour movement and working class communities. They established community centres and organised socialist Sunday schools for children. The culture they built contributed to Labour’s electoral breakthrough in later years." By Jon Trickett MP The Independent Labour Party (ILP) came into being on the 14th January 1893 in Bradford,…