The Labour Party: A Socialist Reading List

by Tom Blackburn :: Since Jeremy Corbyn’s initial election as leader of the Labour Party in July 2015, the hundreds of thousands of people who have flocked into the party have been treated to something of a crash course on its culture, its organisation, its methods and, not least, the very substantial political differences contained within it. »

In Defence of Party Democracy

by Tom Blackburn :: It seems that whenever the Labour left has the temerity to organise to bring about whatever changes it wishes to see, this is almost without fail treated as an unconscionable outrage in certain quarters of the Parliamentary Labour Party and the press, unleashing the ‘Burkean Furies’ with dreary predictability. »