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Momentum’s ‘loyalty-tests’ are an affront to democracy

The group’s introduction of contracts for MPs undermines the Parliamentary tradition. But worst of all, they remove MPs’ rights to intellectual independence

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The Green Party are the future of progressive politics

The Green Party still plays a vital role for experimental, innovative left wing politics

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Taking the power back: why we need to renationalise private sectors

Basic commodities and services are increasing in price and not quality – it’s time to take back control.

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Corbyn’s terrible TV debate strategy

Refusing to take part in TV debates without Theresa May was a bad idea from Jeremy Corbyn

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Blairites should not be so self-assured

After Tony Blair hints at a return to British politics, Sam Glover outlines the key constituents that Labour need to win over if they are to be electorally successful

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Trump and Farage are role models for aspiring politicians

The successes of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage can act as inspiration for a renewal of passion in politics

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An insider’s account of Manchester Labour Students

Jack Ashworth speaks to a student on the left of the Manchester Labour Students society to discuss how the alleged current split reflects the party’s national problems

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‘Blame your MPs, not labour migrants’

Angela Rayner and Jeff Smith spoke at the University of Manchester on Thursday 6th of October to discuss the future of the Labour Party

Photo: Ally Routledge

Labour Party conference report

Corbyn expects to win general election with ‘21st century socialism’

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It’s time to stop pretending Blairism was a bad thing

With the Labour leadership contest nearing to an end, Frank Hillman addresses the often forgotten positives of Blair’s New Labour

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Grammar school proposals don’t go far enough

The reintroduction of grammar schools offers hope, but more needs to be done to diversify education

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Lunch with The Mancunion: David Aaronovitch

William Brown talks to University of Manchester alumnus and The Times columnist David Aaronovitch on politics, the student body and freedom of speech