As poverty rises in the wake of Covid, the Southampton Social Aid Group is organising in communities, not to offer charity but to build solidarity – renewing the bonds decayed by decades of neoliberalism.
A failed campaign to save Solent Flour Mills, a monumental building in the port of Southampton, raises questions about how councils and campaigners can fight multinational capitalism in local spaces.
As Jeremy Corbyn bows out with his last Prime Minister’s Questions, we remember what his leadership of the Labour Party made possible.
In 2017, Labour lost out in Southampton Itchen by just 31 votes. Now the party is determined to win back a working-class constituency that exemplifies the challenges facing the postindustrial south.