How should the Tory moratorium on fracking be understood in the context of their efforts to reshape society and the state to render them even more subject to the logic of the market.

The IFS is a Mouthpiece for the Status Quo, including on Financial Transactions Taxes – and It’s Time to Call That Out

The IFS opposes Labour's Financial Transactions Tax, what is its ideological role in trying to discredit new economic thinking about the problems of British capitalism?

Everything is horribly, brutally possible: On Political Disavowal

The reactionary disavower wants to stake a claim to a mode of rationality which is as equally grounded in feeling and fantasy as the furthest-out-there utopian and moralistic socialists.

Fracking bans, Election Giveaways and the Fight for the Future

How should the Tory moratorium on fracking be understood in the context of their efforts to reshape society and the state to render them even more subject to the logic of the market.

The IFS is a Mouthpiece for the Status Quo, including on Financial Transactions Taxes – and It’s Time to Call That Out

The IFS opposes Labour's Financial Transactions Tax, what is its ideological role in trying to discredit new economic thinking about the problems of British capitalism?

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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.

The Fight of Our Lives

Why thousands who had never taken part in political activism before are campaigning for Labour.

Activists' Inquiry - Campaigning with Kids and Canvassing with Care

Each week for the remainder of the election, New Socialist are inviting contributions of no more than 200 words about an aspect of the campaign. Last week, we asked about experiences of campaigning with children.

The media discourse on the election in Canterbury suggests that Remain will be decisive if Labour is to hold the seat, this erases questions of material need throughout the constituency.

Everything is horribly, brutally possible: On Political Disavowal

The reactionary disavower wants to stake a claim to a mode of rationality which is as equally grounded in feeling and fantasy as the furthest-out-there utopian and moralistic socialists.

The Fight of Our Lives

Why thousands who had never taken part in political activism before are campaigning for Labour.

Trans Rights and the Labour Manifesto

Labour's manifesto offers a great deal but when it comes to trans rights there is a worrying ambiguity around the Equality Act and trans healthcare is completely ignored.

Labour Homelessness Campaign: Questions from the Editors

We caught up with Labour Homelessness Campaign activist Tom Balderstone to ask him about the campaign's work, including its current voter registration drive.

Activists' Inquiry - Beginnings and Campaigning with Kids

For our first set of contributions, we asked about the start to the election campaign. For the next week, we’re looking for contributions on the theme of campaigning with kids.

Activists' Inquiry - Campaigning with Kids and Canvassing with Care

Each week for the remainder of the election, New Socialist are inviting contributions of no more than 200 words about an aspect of the campaign. Last week, we asked about experiences of campaigning with children.

Another Pardoner's Tale: Labour in Canterbury and Whitstable

The media discourse on the election in Canterbury suggests that Remain will be decisive if Labour is to hold the seat, this erases questions of material need throughout the constituency.

Trans Rights and the Labour Manifesto

Labour's manifesto offers a great deal but when it comes to trans rights there is a worrying ambiguity around the Equality Act and trans healthcare is completely ignored.

Labour Homelessness Campaign: Questions from the Editors

We caught up with Labour Homelessness Campaign activist Tom Balderstone to ask him about the campaign's work, including its current voter registration drive.

Pro-remain electoral pact in Wales – the not very progressive alliance

The alliance between the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens in Wales is a shabby piece of horsetrading that makes a Hard Brexit supporting Tory government more likely.

Is Production a Panacea? Reviewing Stolen and The Case for People’s Quantitative Easing

In the past year Grace Blakeley and Frances Coppola's books have confronted the problems of rentier capitalism. However, in idealizing "productive capital" of the past, they miss its own flaws and power.

Resisting Green Colonialism: Lithium, Bolivia, and the Green New Deal

There are potential contradictions between decarbonisation in the Global North and the needs of communities in the Global South. How should we handle them?

Activists' Inquiry - Beginnings and Campaigning with Kids

For our first set of contributions, we asked about the start to the election campaign. For the next week, we’re looking for contributions on the theme of campaigning with kids.

Pro-remain electoral pact in Wales – the not very progressive alliance

The alliance between the Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and the Greens in Wales is a shabby piece of horsetrading that makes a Hard Brexit supporting Tory government more likely.

Is Production a Panacea? Reviewing Stolen and The Case for People’s Quantitative Easing

In the past year Grace Blakeley and Frances Coppola's books have confronted the problems of rentier capitalism. However, in idealizing "productive capital" of the past, they miss its own flaws and power.

Resisting Green Colonialism: Lithium, Bolivia, and the Green New Deal

There are potential contradictions between decarbonisation in the Global North and the needs of communities in the Global South. How should we handle them?