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Michael Walker and Dalia Gebrial Respond to Keir Starmer’s Address to the Nation on Covid-19. Plus, top scientists say Johnson’s new restrictions aren’t good enough, China commits to carbon neutrality by 2060 and RLB’s replacement gets Labour in trouble.
The family is often seen as the political territory of the right. But with child poverty skyrocketing and families forced into increasingly abysmal living conditions, it’s right that Starmer wishes to reclaim it. To do so, argues Aaron Bastani, he must move beyond platitudes to a message that puts class politics at its heart.
Care homes in the UK, like much of the care sector, are highly financialised - but there are signs the model is faltering. If we’re going to improve care quality as well as wages and conditions in the sector, we need to build both worker and user-led power, argue Annie Quick and Alice Martin.
What is the relationship between technology, society and politics? Is the former merely a tool for social control, or can it also open up new vistas of possibility and freedom? How can one become the other, and what does resistance look like in a world where culture, and digital culture, are increasingly constitutive of one […]
Michael Walker and Aaron Bastani react to Johnson’s address to the nation.
It’s often been said that the Labour party’s origins owe “more to Methodism than Marx”. Tom Watson and other ‘moderate’ former Labour MPs, however, are driven by nothing but egoism and self-promotion, argues Aaron Bastani.