The Starmer Illusion

Keir Starmer promises to unite the party and appear prime ministerial while sticking by Labour’s left-wing policies. But if elected, he would be forced to choose between these priorities – and it’s clear which one would lose out.

The Flybe Fake

Boris Johnson claims the bailout of Flybe is a sign that this Tory government is prepared to use state powers to help workers – but in reality, it shows how committed they are to corporate welfare.

Renewing Scottish Labour

Glasgow councillor Matt Kerr explains why he’s running for deputy leader of Scottish Labour – to empower a new generation in the party’s grassroots and ensure that Labour fights for real democracy, even when it’s a challenge.

Making Development a Business

The mooted merger of the Department for International Development with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office would be the latest Tory scheme to use the aid budget to fill the pockets of corporations.

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Why We Need a Socialist

It’s not enough for Labour leadership candidates to just say they’ll support radical policies. They need to prove they’ll fight for them – against big business, the political establishment and the billionaire-owned press.

Jess Phillips Is Not the Answer

Jess Phillips wants to present herself as a truth-teller who is in touch with the concerns of ordinary people – but behind the shtick she is a candidate for whom PR matters more than politics.

No Quarter for Fascists

In the weeks since her election victory, new Labour MP Charlotte Nichols has come under pressure to disown comments about the need to confront the far-right. She tells Tribune about her politics – and why anti-fascism is a cause she will never abandon.

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India’s Left University Fights Back

On Sunday, gangs associated with India’s ruling BJP organised a violent assault on left-wing students in Jawaharlal Nehru University. The resulting outrage is putting the extreme right on the back foot.

No War with Iran

The march to war with Iran has begun, with the British government playing Trump’s tune – it’s time for all those opposed to another slaughter in the Middle East to organise a mass anti-war movement.

Arise, Sir Food Bank

Knighting Iain Duncan Smith – the man responsible for Universal Credit, the bedroom tax and ‘fit for work’ tests – shows just how much contempt the establishment has for ordinary people.

In Defence of Salford

The Murdoch press has started its attacks on Rebecca Long Bailey and her Salford ‘mafia’. It’s not hard to figure out why – Salford is a proud and radical working-class community that points the way forward for the Labour Left in 2020.