Tags : left wing

The Myth of the ‘So-Called Tolerant Left’

Back in ye olden tymes, newspapers used headlines to grab people’s attention. Headlines were summaries of the articles beneath them, and if written correctly, would entice the viewer into purchasing the paper. As newspapers went online, headlines became less about the stories and more about getting clicks, harming their reputation. However, social media has now […]Read More

Why You Should Vote For… Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn’s last-minute entry into the leadership election race was something of a surprise, the veteran left-winger qualified with 36 nominations, just scraping the bare minimum in order to be entered, nominated only 12 days before entry closed. However, since then his campaign has snowballed, the younger elements of the party in particular have been […]Read More

Socialism is not a scary word!

Labour was told by acting leader Harriet Harman to not oppose the welfare bill, proposing a limit on child benefits to two children. The left of Labour instead organised a revolt of sorts, with 48 MPs opposing the bill. Although the bill was passed anyway (as far more Labour MPs abstained from voting rather than […]Read More

Why you should vote for… Yvette Cooper

With the Labour leadership contest in full swing, many of you may be starting to ponder over who to vote for.  Perhaps Jeremy Corbyn, with his veteran left-winger charm? Or maybe Liz Kendall, with her ‘modernising,’ Blairite policies? Alternatively, you may not think now is the time for the Labour Party to take a drastic […]Read More

Latitude Festival: Owen Jones and the Politics of Hope

If you’re looking for somewhere to run an event on the future of the Labour, an exploration into intellectual socialism and a cushy middle-class-but-left-wing debate, Latitude is the place to pitch your tent. Little wonder, then, that Thursday night of the festival was dominated by one particular event. The New Statesman’s ‘Politics of Hope’ was […]Read More