One more organisational effort embracing everything from big data analytics to community campaigning ... may well bring non-voting blue collar citizens out for a last vote on trust for Labour, but they will not re-elect an Ed Miliband government unless that government actually tackles the root causes of their problems with a radical policy agenda.
Editorial // Katrine Kielos
The fight about economic credibility is fundamentally about reinstating a belief in politics.
The turning points of history
Feature // Danny Dorling
How many years have to go by before you can say that there has been a turning point in history?
People before profit: Labour’s ethical past and its response to the latest crisis in capitalism
Feature // Jonathan Davis
The global economic crisis is not just an economic crisis - it is a crisis in liberal democracy. Labour’s response to it is being shaped by its history of ethical politics.
Social democracy after the crisis
Feature // Luke Martell
The crisis in Europe allows social democracy to rediscover itself and to rethink.
Roundtable // Marcus Roberts
Can Labour build a governing coalition from a fragmented and apathetic electorate?
Essay // Kevin Farnsworth
Public provision for private companies accounts for a surprising share of state expenditure.
Immigration, immigration, immigration
Notebook // Sally Tomlinson
Post-imperial hostilities, 1930s fascism, 1970s Powellism, and several decades of political cowardice in the face of race hatred are coming together in a toxic brew.
Labour party, labour movement?
Notebook // Cherry Parker
A Labour Party that has shrunk to a semi-professional core needs to rediscover its original purpose as a movement.
Review essay // Joe Guinan
Return of the repressed.
Review // James Plunkett
Another world is possible – if only we knew how to get there.
Kevin Hickson and Roy Hattersley (eds.): The Socialist Way
Review // Jenny Andersson
What One Nation Labour might be.
Andrew Adonis: Five Days in May
Review // Simon Griffiths
A missed opportunity?