Sam Fender’s ‘Seventeen Going Under’ gives passionate expression to the experience of young, left-wing northern England – combining rousing rock with lyrics decrying the dark impact of austerity.
By embracing the Blair-era legacy of Ofsted ratings, Keir Starmer is signalling that Labour is no longer committed to progressive education reform – and abandoning young people to a broken system.
Despite pursuing a number of redistributive policies, Blair’s Labour government left the fundamental architecture of Thatcher’s economy in place – and failed to break the cycle of deepening inequality.
Mark Fisher passed away four years ago today. In bleak times, his writing showed a new generation that another world was possible – and paved the way for socialist revival.
Ten years after the first Coalition austerity budget, we recall the rise of Nick Clegg – British centrism’s last great hope – who appealed to the radical instincts of his supporters, only to march them to the right.
The United Kingdom is unlikely to survive in its current form. Now is the time for socialists to imagine what comes next.
Across the country, football supporters are growing alienated from the modern game – soulless, expensive and dominated by oligarchs. Labour wants to give power back to the fans.
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.
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.