Speaking out

Anneliese Dodds MP

Labour has the opportunity and the duty to shape Brexit for the better It was clear from the Queen’s Speech that the government has not seen its disastrous performance in the general election as a sign that it needs to reflect and reconsider its approach to Brexit. The speech claimed that Conservative ministers “are committed…


Rural thread

David Drew MP

One nation socialism means tackling problems in the countryside as well as the cities Labour success in rural areas seems oxymoronic. Yet we have won the Stroud constituency four times over the last 20 years and Stroud by every definition is at least a semi-rural seat. More rural still, Labour has consistently won constituencies like…


The Schulz factor

Charles Lees

Charles Lees assesses the prospects for Europe’s oldest social democratic party in the forthcoming election and beyond As we approach this September’s federal elections, the SPD’s prospects of unseating Angela Merkel’s grip on the Federal Chancellor’s office look increasingly bleak. After an initial surge of enthusiasm at the start of the year for the SPD…