Only a particular sort of socialism can make the necessary junction between the satisfaction of needs and ecology

Learning Nothing from Thatcherism

For all the talk of radicalising democracy and partisan interventions in Mouffe's "For a Left Populism" what is actually offered is not especially bold.

Culture for the Many, Not the Few

Alongside economic and political struggle, socialism will involve overcoming elitist gatekeeping to apply shared ownership and democratic control to everyday cultural activities.

Socialism and Ecology

Only a particular sort of socialism can make the necessary junction between the satisfaction of needs and ecology

Learning Nothing from Thatcherism

For all the talk of radicalising democracy and partisan interventions in Mouffe's "For a Left Populism" what is actually offered is not especially bold.

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An independent source of left thought based in the UK.

Robust intellectual discussion and intransigent rabble rousing.
An independent source of left thought based in the UK.

Beyond “Taming” the Tech Giants

To truly challenge the power of the tech giants, we need more than better regulation. We need class struggle.

How to Make Buses Sexy

Labour is beginning to take buses seriously and this seriousness needs to be translated into policies that address poverty, empower communities and contribute to the green agenda.

The Very British Coup megagame provides much food for thought on how Labour should approach its present internal and external battles, and the bigger ones still to come.

Culture for the Many, Not the Few

Alongside economic and political struggle, socialism will involve overcoming elitist gatekeeping to apply shared ownership and democratic control to everyday cultural activities.

Beyond “Taming” the Tech Giants

To truly challenge the power of the tech giants, we need more than better regulation. We need class struggle.

Towards a Luxury Goods Tax

Replacing VAT with a Luxury Goods Tax would be popular, progressive and part of a move towards decommodification of basic consumption goods.

Tiny Wars and Special Cases: Remembering Local Struggle

Rescuing the memory of past working-class struggles, like Telford's 'Cinderloo', can kindle political commitment for the present and future.

Drifting rightward: the left and the Labour Party

Three lessons from history about labour movements drifting to the right, and how we can guard against it.

How to Make Buses Sexy

Labour is beginning to take buses seriously and this seriousness needs to be translated into policies that address poverty, empower communities and contribute to the green agenda.

A Very British Coup Megagame at The World Transformed

The Very British Coup megagame provides much food for thought on how Labour should approach its present internal and external battles, and the bigger ones still to come.

Towards a Luxury Goods Tax

Replacing VAT with a Luxury Goods Tax would be popular, progressive and part of a move towards decommodification of basic consumption goods.

Tiny Wars and Special Cases: Remembering Local Struggle

Rescuing the memory of past working-class struggles, like Telford's 'Cinderloo', can kindle political commitment for the present and future.

A Spatial Economy for the Many?

Britain's dramatic and unique spatial challenges demand radical answers. The Preston model offers one potential solution for matching both democratic and economic challenges.

Labour and the Planning System: Lessons from Fracking

A genuinely democratic system that is open to popular knowledge is an essential part of defining our lived social spaces

Care, Not Car Parks

Labour's promise of free parking at hospitals has been criticised as a waste of resources—resources that should be going to care. But we don't have to choose between the two.

Drifting rightward: the left and the Labour Party

Three lessons from history about labour movements drifting to the right, and how we can guard against it.

A Spatial Economy for the Many?

Britain's dramatic and unique spatial challenges demand radical answers. The Preston model offers one potential solution for matching both democratic and economic challenges.

Labour and the Planning System: Lessons from Fracking

A genuinely democratic system that is open to popular knowledge is an essential part of defining our lived social spaces

Care, Not Car Parks

Labour's promise of free parking at hospitals has been criticised as a waste of resources—resources that should be going to care. But we don't have to choose between the two.