All articles by: Chris Williamson

Agenda setting

Published: September 9, 2017
Written by Chris Williamson

Without a Labour leadership contest to occupy the minds of the ­chattering classes, July and August ­returned to the traditional “silly season”. That was only to be expected, but this …

Agenda Setting

Published: July 19, 2017
Written by Chris Williamson

Tony Benn said “democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world” and he was right. It is hardly surprising, then, that anyone who advocates democracy, where it is limited …

Agenda Setting

Published: May 23, 2017
Written by Chris Williamson

Young people can change the course of history on 8 June, just as my parents’ generation did, in 1945 when they were young. It was young people who had everything …

Agenda Setting

Published: April 25, 2017
Written by Chris Williamson

Everyone in Britain who believes in progressive politics and social justice would agree that this Conservative Government is failing. But even by its own standards, the modern Conservative Party is …

Agenda Setting

Published: March 30, 2017
Written by Chris Williamson

Back in 1964, Harold Wilson reputedly said, “A week is a long time in politics.”  These days, given the pace of the political events that have unfolded since the 2015 …

Agenda Setting

Published: February 26, 2017
Written by Chris Williamson

A motion is due to be considered at this year’s Labour Party Conference to lower the proportion of MPs required to validate future leadership candidates from 15% to 5%. This …

Agenda Setting

Published: February 1, 2017
Written by Chris Williamson

The evisceration of the Labour Party’s soul came to an abrupt halt when Jeremy Corbyn was overwhelmingly elected in 2015 and then re-elected by an even bigger margin last year. …

Chris Williamson: Agenda Setting

Published: December 20, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

The tumultuous events that punctuated 2016 contributed to Labour’s disappointing performance in the parliamentary by-elections at the beginning of December. A lost deposit in Richmond Park and slipping from second …

Agenda Setting: Chris Williamson

Published: November 17, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

We should now be celebrating the election of the first socialist president of the United States of America.  But the rightwing fixers in the Democrat establishment sabotaged Bernie Sanders’ attempt …

Agenda Setting

Published: October 25, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

This weekend I am speaking at the Labour Assembly Against Austerity conference in London on why Corbynomics works. It is abundantly clear that the austerity agenda the Government has pursued …

Agenda Setting: Chris Williamson

Published: September 28, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

New Labour is in its death throes and is experiencing severe convulsions as its former dominance over the Labour Party is being comprehensively expunged. This is manifesting itself with increasingly …

Agenda Setting – Chris Williamson

Published: August 11, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

It’s Groundhog Day for the Labour Party, after Labour MPs forced another leadership election less than 10 months after Jeremy Corbyn was overwhelmingly elected to the role. I have repeatedly …

Agenda Setting – Chris Williamson

Published: July 13, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

The coup against Jeremy Corbyn is a direct assault on democracy and has caused an existential crisis. It absolutely must be defeated. The irony of people who purport to be …

Agenda Setting – Chris Williamson

Published: May 13, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

Never before has a Labour leader been subjected to so much abuse, so much ­disloyalty from certain Members of Parliament and so many attempts to destabilise his leadership.

Agenda Setting – Chris Williamson

Published: April 15, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

Jeremy Corbyn’s decision to accept Billy Bragg’s invitation to address this year’s attendees at the Glastonbury Festival is significant. Can you imagine David Cameron appearing at Glastonbury?

Agenda Setting – Chris Williamson

Published: March 18, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

Earlier this month, I was fortunate to address Momentum’s first regional conference in Nottingham, on the anniversary of the miners’ strike that started 32 years previously

Agenda Setting – Chris Williamson

Published: February 19, 2016
Written by Chris Williamson

Margaret Beckett’s report into the reasons why Labour lost the 2015 general election restated what most of us already knew, but some of the party’s noisy malcontents remain dissatisfied.