Fabian New Year Conference 2017: The Left in Britain, Britain in the World

fab17Fabian New Year conference brought together the broad church of the Labour party to have many of the discussions the party desperately needs to have.  From the future of progressive politics and the idea of a progressive alliance, through to Brexit and ethical foreign policy, lively and constructive debates took place.  In this the conference answered its opening question: ‘Is progressive politics dead?’- Not as long as people like those at #Fab17 continue to be involved. Continue reading “Fabian New Year Conference 2017: The Left in Britain, Britain in the World”

Transcending the Paranoid Style in Brighton and Hove Labour

Just becaucatch-22se you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.

Joseph Heller, Catch 22
 
Recent events in the Brighton and Hove Labour Party have provided plenty of fuel for paranoia.  I’m not suggesting such feelings are baseless: there were machinations aimed at preventing the ‘takeover’ of the local party; there have been calls for councillors and Hove MP Peter Kyle to be deselected.  People are out to get one another. Nonetheless, to escape a Catch 22 we must avoid further descent into the paranoid style of politics.  Continue reading “Transcending the Paranoid Style in Brighton and Hove Labour”