We have a duty to stay

Leo Gibbons-Plowright  |  28 September 2016

When I was eight years old, the Labour government introduced the National Literacy Strategy, this meant daily literacy hours were mandatory for children my age. As a child who struggled with reading and writing, and was on the Special Educational Needs register until the age of 11 — I had a dedicated support staff member who gave …

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Battling for my identity

Liron Velleman  |  27 September 2016

‘If I, after the last three months, am staying on in the Labour Party then so are you.’ These were the words of Ruth Smeeth at the Jewish Labour Movement rally against antisemitism and racism. Smeeth has been subjected to endless antisemitic, sexist and homophobic abuse over the last few months, with 23,000 messages of …

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Labour is my home

Emily Brothers  |  26 September 2016

Coming home to Liverpool captures again the emotions of why I am Labour to the core. Joining Ellesmere Port CLP Just across the river some 35 years ago, my branch chair was the very same shop steward who had collected on the picket line of Vauxhall Motors, to enable me at aged 10 to travel for …

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It’s my party, I’ll stay if I want to

Nicola Murphy  |  25 September 2016

Many of us disagree with the hard-left as much today as we did at the start of the summer, or last September or for the past 30 years for that matter. So what should we do in the face of the re-election of a hard-left leadership in a party that sometimes feels unrecognisable? There will …

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I won’t be quitting Labour, and neither should you

Lewis Parker  |  24 September 2016

There we have it. As most people expected from the moment he was allowed on the ballot, Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as leader of the Labour party – securing an even larger percentage of the vote than last year’s election. For many Labour members it feels like game over. Labour has a leadership that …

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