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Jeremy Corbyn: Defender of Liberalism

Centrist commentators have decried Labour's lack of liberalism in recent years - but in defending civil rights and diplomacy, Corbyn has proven to be a better champion of liberal values than any centrist favourite.

The Fight for Barrow

Barrow-in-Furness is the kind of place that will decide this election - a postindustrial Labour heartland that gradually became a marginal. To win it, the party has to convince the community their town can be revitalised.

Persecuting Travelling People

By pledging to confiscate the property of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, the Conservative Party has signalled its intention to persecute one of Britain's most marginalised communities.

Defend Emma Dent Coad

The Observer might want rid of Emma Dent Coad - but we don't. In a new interview, we speak to the Kensington MP about housing, her constituency and the campaign of lies run against her by the Lib Dems.

Turning Back the Tide

After decades of attacks on trade unions and workers' rights, inequality in Britain is soaring. But in this election, finally, workers have a chance to vote for a government that would empower them.

France’s Strike Against Macron

Yesterday saw France grind to a halt with mass strike action against proposed pension reforms - but unions are aware it was just one step in a long struggle against Macron's neoliberal project.