Articles by

Alex Niven

Alex Niven is a writer, editor, and lecturer in English at Newcastle University. His books include  Folk Opposition, Definitely Maybe 33 1/3, and the forthcoming New Model Island.

Has Labour Lost the North?

Deindustrialisation, privatisation, and then austerity produced decades of decline in the north of England. Labour must fight its corner again — before it’s too late.

The Socialism of T. Dan Smith

Often derided as a symbol of corruption, T. Dan Smith's vision of a modern, socialist 'Brasilia of the North' transformed Newcastle and deserves to be remembered.