At a time when collective solutions were needed to a collective problem, Dominic Cummings put his own interests before those of society – that sums up the capitalist ethos, argues Grace Blakeley.
Blair, Blunkett, Adonis, Johnson. Recent days have seen an avalanche of attacks by prominent Labour figures on teachers' unions – emboldened by the party leadership's muted support for their cause, argues Grace Blakeley.
Austerity is back on the political agenda for one reason – the establishment is terrified that recent state interventions will raise the demand to solve other social problems the same way, argues Grace Blakeley.
Recent polling shows the British public in favour of proposals like a jobs guarantee, basic income and rent controls – but the Labour leadership is failing to propose the economic alternative the moment demands, argues Grace Blakeley.
The conduct revealed by the leaked Labour report isn't just a few bad apples – it's the result of a Blairite project to hollow out the Labour Party and put power in the hands of right-wing bureaucrats.
The liberal establishment has spent years proclaiming its internationalism over Brexit – but when it comes to helping the Global South at a time of crisis they are silent.
Liberal commentators frame the dominance of finance as a hindrance to a well-functioning capitalist economy. In reality, it is a feature rather than a bug of modern capitalism, argues Grace Blakeley.
Despite today's defeat for the Left in the leadership election, Corbyn's policies remain overwhelmingly popular among Labour members – and are the only way out of the economic crisis we find ourselves in.
Now is not the time to repeat the mistakes of 2008. Any public money that bails out corporations must come with an ownership stake, guarantees for workers and benefits for society, argues Grace Blakeley.
In 2008, they told us not to 'politicise' the crash. We ended up with a decade of austerity. The coronavirus crisis will reshape the economy in profound ways – now is the time to make socialist arguments about how to respond, argues Grace Blakeley.
Today's budget exposes the truth about a decade of austerity – it wasn't an economic necessity but a political choice. Now the Left must seize the initiative on this new terrain where economics has been repoliticised, argues Grace Blakeley.
Today's coronavirus crash in the stock market is exposing the frailty of global capitalism – and with governments tapped out on quantitative easing, only significant public investment on the scale of a Green New Deal can prevent a slump.
Rishi Sunak's appointment was trumpeted as a break with Thatcherism - but his record of supporting tax cuts for the rich and corporations suggests he's straight out of the Tory mould.
Today's speech by Rebecca Long-Bailey in her hometown of Salford laid out a compelling vision of Labour’s path to power – and socialists should take note, argues Grace Blakeley.
The disgraceful state of Britain's children's services after years of underfunding deserves more attention than Iain Dale's Good Morning Britain walk off, argues Grace Blakeley.
This week's pile-on against Zarah Sultana over select committees demonstrates how our establishment sees democracy – as a set of rules and procedures to which they alone are gatekeepers.
Rebecca Long-Bailey's 'aspirational socialism' is an attempt to overcome a pervasive problem – after a decade of austerity many working people don't believe that politics can make their lives better, argues Grace Blakeley.
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.
This is not the time to abandon the socialist policies that would most improve lives in the very areas Labour lost. Instead, the task is to build a more effective movement that can win them.
Forty years after Thatcher rose to power, the parts of Britain she decimated with deindustrialisation, privatisation and cuts have the opportunity in this election to bury her legacy once and for all.