A proxy election in UNITE is bad news for all sides

“A plague a’ both your houses.” ~ Mercutio, Romeo and Juliet Act 3, Scene 1, 91. As I type this article, the election for the General Secretary of UNITE the union is in full force. Candidates have decided on a their strategy and sent out literature to decide the who...

Automation and the future of the Labour Party

In his most recent, marathon blog on Leave’s victory in last year’s referendum, Dominic Cummings makes the well-worn, but oft forgotten point that moments like our decision to leave the EU are by their nature over-determined, the product of a confluence of...

The homeownership crisis is at the top of the political agenda. How can Labour achieve the same for homelessness?

On Saturday the Labour Party in Croydon held the first in a series of policy forums to shape the manifesto on which we will defend our council majority next year. As we navigate a housing crisis on the Conservative Housing and Planning Minister’s doorstep, we invited...