The British Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn
By Chris Marsden, 18 July 2016
Labour was, from its birth, dedicated to the defence of capitalism against the threat of international socialism.
By Julie Hyland, 16 July 2016
Jones’ criticism of the right-wing Labourites is not with their coup against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn per se, but rather its timing.
By Chris Marsden, 13 July 2016
There is no reason for anyone to believe that the National Executive Committee’s decision puts an end to the ongoing coup attempt against Corbyn.
By Chris Marsden, 12 July 2016
The campaign to remove UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by 172 MPs pits the Parliamentary Labour Party against the vast majority of Labour Party supporters.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 11 July 2016
Nothing is being ruled out by the Parliamentary Labour Party, including the possibility that Labour leader Corbyn will not be allowed to stand in a leadership contest.
By Chris Marsden, 8 July 2016
Corbyn’s silence is his response to the efforts by 80 percent of Labour MPs, led by the Blairite wing of the party, to remove him as party leader.
By Robert Stevens, 6 July 2016
Leading commentators in the financial press view the founding of a new party as a means of reversing a strategic setback for the dominant sections of British capital.
By Robert Stevens, 5 July 2016
A frantic last-ditch effort is being made to force the resignation of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn so as to avoid a fresh leadership contest.
By Chris Marsden, 30 June 2016
The coup against Corbyn is considered vital to the ability of the British ruling class to safeguard its interests globally.
By Julie Hyland, 29 June 2016
The motivation of the parliamentary Labour Party is not their professed concern that Corbyn could not win a general election, but their fear that he very well might.
By Chris Marsden, 17 June 2016
The brutal murder of a Labour parliamentarian by a man who allegedly yelled “Britain first” takes place amid a hysterical campaign of right-wing nationalism and xenophobia.
By Joe Mount, 11 June 2016
The aim of Momentum Youth and Students is to recruit youth into the Labour Party and trade unions.
By Chris Marsden, 17 May 2016
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s lofty pretence at being above personal insults would carry more weight if it was not routinely employed to justify his latest political capitulation to the right wing.
By Robert Stevens, 6 May 2016
During Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament Wednesday, David Cameron reiterated the charge that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was a supporter of terrorism.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 2 May 2016
Ken Livingstone, accused of anti-Semitism, is the target of a smear campaign aimed at discrediting all criticism of Israel and shifting the Labour Party still further to the right.
By Robert Stevens, 30 April 2016
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has capitulated to a scurrilous campaign to portray Livingstone as an anti-Semite.
By Paul Mitchell, 18 April 2016
Large numbers of junior doctors currently involved in industrial action took part in the protest, which also included student nurses and steelworkers.
By Chris Marsden, 15 April 2016
The intervention by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in favour of Britain remaining in the EU is vital for the ruling elite amid growing popular hatred of the Cameron government.
By Robert Stevens, 24 March 2016
There is a stark symmetry between the treacherous and cowardly course of Corbyn’s tenure and the betrayal carried out by the Syriza government in Greece.
By Robert Stevens, 15 March 2016
McDonnell said ensuring Labour’s credibility on the economy to big business was “the struggle of a generation.”
By Robert Stevens, 14 March 2016
There is nothing that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn once proclaimed as an issue of political principle that he will not jettison.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 10 March 2016
The support of the dominant sections of Britain’s financial and business elite for remaining in the European Union is based on maintaining trade links within the world’s largest single market.
By Julie Hyland, 5 March 2016
Corbyn used his first speech to a gathering of Britain’s corporate heads to reassure them that the Labour Party under his leadership is an ally of big business.
By Chris Marsden, 7 January 2016
The Labour Party right wing, having emerged largely unscathed from the reshuffle, immediately went back on the offensive.
By Chris Marsden, 24 December 2015
Jeremy Corbyn is far more concerned with placating the right wing than he is with opposing cuts.
By Steve James, 16 December 2015
Sturgeon made clear her support for the trade unions is based on their suppressing the class struggle.
By Robert Stevens, 12 December 2015
Within days of becoming party leader, Jeremy Corbyn set out on a course that has seen him utterly betray the anti-war sentiment and hostility to the ruling elite that his election reflected.
By Julie Hyland, 22 October 2015
Momentum is perpetrating a fiction that the Labour Party “can transform our society for the better,” rather than being an obstacle to such a change.
By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden, 19 October 2015
Labour’s right wing has been handed a victory without a fight by party leader Corbyn
By Robert Stevens, 6 October 2015
Workers in Britain have suffered five years of spending cuts, job losses and attacks on living standards on a scale without precedent since the 1930s.
By Chris Marsden, 5 October 2015
Newly elected Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s statement that he would not authorise a nuclear strike met an outraged response at last week’s party conference.
By Robert Stevens, 1 October 2015
Corbyn has insisted he can lead the party in an anti-austerity and anti-war direction while maintaining unity with the supporters of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
By our reporters, 1 October 2015
Some delegates indicated illusions in the possibility of change, in some cases far more radical than that advanced by Corbyn, in and through the Labour Party.
By Chris Marsden, 29 September 2015
McDonnell called for right-wing opponents of Corbyn in the Labour Party to “come back,” while making clear that the new party leadership would not challenge the capitalist system.
By Chris Marsden, 28 September 2015
The conference will not discuss or vote on scrapping the Trident missile system after major trade unions made clear their opposition to any such move.
By Julie Hyland, 18 September 2015
The commotion over Corbyn’s refusal to sing the anthem provides an object lesson in the nature of the political set-up in Britain.
By Chris Marsden, 16 September 2015
Corbyn’s assignation of a progressive role to the trade unions flies in the face of political realities as experienced by almost two generations of workers.
By Chris Marsden, 15 September 2015
Corbyn has chosen a shadow cabinet that includes those who are bitterly hostile to the policy shifts he publicly advocates.
By Julie Hyland, 14 September 2015
No one can seriously argue—especially after the experience of Syriza in Greece—that a redistribution of wealth can be effected without a struggle by the working class to break the stranglehold of the financial elite.
By Julie Hyland, 5 September 2015
The pseudo-left groups are backing the campaign of Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to revive support for Labour and present this right-wing party as an agent of social reform.
By Chris Marsden, 1 September 2015
The entire full-time staff of the Labour Party is now exclusively occupied in investigating those who have paid £3 to become labour supporters to vote in the leadership contest.
By Chris Marsden, 29 August 2015
Those looking to Corbyn as a means of opposing war will not find the answers they are seeking.
By Paul Mitchell and Chris Marsden, 20 August 2015
The programme advanced by Corbyn in his campaign for Labour Party leadership challenges neither the market economy, nor the major corporations and banks.
By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 15 August 2015
While the support for British Labour politician Jeremy Corbyn represents a growth of oppositional sentiment, those looking to a Corbyn victory to provide an alternative to austerity will be cruelly disappointed.
By Julie Hyland, 29 July 2015
The Labour Party leadership contest in the UK has descended into farce, with calls for it to be suspended and even threats of a coup should the “wrong” candidate win.
By Paul Mitchell and Chris Marsden, 24 July 2015
Labour’s leadership lives, works and plays in “the Westminster bubble”—a social circle made up of the super-rich and their hangers-on.
By Paul Mitchell, 22 July 2015
The bill’s measures will plunge millions of workers and youth further into economic insecurity and poverty.
As party leadership contest unfolds
By Julie Hyland, 15 July 2015
The leadership contest is the outcome of the massive losses sustained by Labour in the May 7 General Election.
By Jordan Shilton, 19 June 2015
The Labour Party demonstrated its readiness to form an alliance with the Cameron government over British European Union membership.
By Paul Mitchell, 16 May 2015
In the May 7 general election, Labour received 30.4 percent of the vote, resulting in 232 seats—the party’s worst defeat since 1987.