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Read an excerpt from FOR THE MANY: PREPARING LABOUR FOR POWER in Ceasefire

Monday, August 6th, 2018

While some general election results, like 1970 and 1992, are surprising, 2017 was genuinely astonishing. Labour’s result did not just defy all media expectations and assumptions, it reduced Theresa May’s Conservative Government to a minority administration. Labour won over 12 million votes, a 40% share of the vote — 10% up on Ed Miliband’s score in 2015 and higher than any in the last forty years, except Blair’s two landslide victories.

Jon Snow confessed live on Channel 4 News: “I know nothing. We, the media, the pundits, the experts know nothing. We simply didn’t spot it.” This was perhaps the starkest, although by no means last, admission of failure from commentators and politicians alike.

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Creating an economy that works for all – read an excerpt from FOR THE MANY in Red Pepper

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

It’s widely recognised that Jeremy Corbyn’s success, along with that of Bernie Sanders in the US and Pablo Iglesias and Ada Colau in Spain, is a product of a deep and widespread disaffection – to the point of anger and contempt – with the political class, and politicians themselves. ‘They are all the same’ is the response that party canvassers hear from every other house they visit. Corbyn, Sanders, Iglesias and Colau are popular precisely because they are different. They do not behave like normal politicians. They are clearly not conventional politicians.

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“The Left Must Stay United”: MIKE PHIPPS and LIZ DAVIES in the Morning Star

Monday, March 26th, 2018

NEARLY three years since Jeremy Corbyn became Labour leader, his standing has drastically changed. His opponents in the parliamentary party are a lot quieter. The Labour Party apparatus is at last being reshaped to match the new reality. Recent polls indicate Labour has a real chance of winning a general election. Today millions of people are invested in the idea of a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour government. That raises a new challenge — how to maintain and strengthen the unity of the diverse forces that got us this far.

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“So how DO you build a “people’s Brexit”? Not by marginalising the already marginalised”: Read an extract from FOR THE MANY in Open Democracy

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

How do you analyse a moment, which was part of a process that is about everything, but was reduced to a yes – no decision? The EU referendum vote was both a mass participatory and mass exclusionary moment. This vote, and Brexit as a whole, can be described as a polarising conflict of marginalisations. The conflict exposed by the EU referendum constitutes an important point of entry into addressing the unmet needs and enabling the de-marginalisation of people who have been living violent marginalisation for generations.

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“Read this book to bring our democracy alive”: Socialist Resistance reviews FOR THE MANY

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

My conclusion is to encourage all left leaning people to buy this excellent book which addresses many of the issues which concern us… Invest in your future, read and promote this book to bring our democracy alive.

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