Former chief policy adviser to Jeremy Corbyn (and ex-Labour Briefing editor) Andrew Fisher claims that Starmer’s conference speech shows the left is winning! Momentum celebrate that “socialist policies are now mainstream in the Labour Party”. Is there any truth in this?
As the Tories head towards self-destruct, the chances of a Starmer-led Labour government are growing, wedded to neoliberal economic policies. What would this mean for the economy? For human rights? For the fight against climate change? For international struggles such as in Palestine? For Labour Party democracy?
On October 3, we spoke to former Labour MP Alan Simpson, Matthew Crichton from Friends of the Earth and Ian Drummond, one of the delegates and visitors expelled from the party just before the start of conference.