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For the first time since this crisis began polls are showing the public dissatisfied with the government’s handling of Covid-19. Could this be a turning point in the politics of coronavirus?
Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister has called rent cancellation “un-Labour”. Are we back to the bad old days Blairism? Plus, why the Tory press have gone to war with teachers and how the government are ending the lockdown BEFORE they’ve introduced test-and-trace.
For some the rise of Jeremy Corbyn was an expression of the ‘old left’. But Leo Panitch disagrees, saying its roots can be traced to a ‘new left’ that starts with Tony Benn. Aaron Bastani interviews the author of ‘Searching For Socialism’ asking about the past, and future, of the new left in Britain’s Labour […]
Since becoming Labour leader, Keir Starmer has failed to put any real pressure on Boris Johnson over his handling of the coronavirus crisis. But the reason Johnson has had an easy ride from Starmer is in part because Starmer has had an easy ride from the left, argues David Wearing.