All articles by: Paul Salveson

Political lessons to be learned, or unlearned

Published: November 5, 2017
Written by Paul Salveson

There’s been lots of good stuff around about the centenary of the Russian ‘October’ Revolution of 1917. Some informed debates, fascinating programmes on the music inspired by 1917 and an …

Can hope triumph over expectation?

Published: June 6, 2017
Written by Paul Salveson

T he North-West of England is seen as classic Labour territory, but changing demographics, industrial decline and shifting loyalties have meant that traditional party loyalties are much more fluid. Yet …

Books: A passionate workers’ champion

Published: April 21, 2017
Written by Paul Salveson

Bob Crow:?Socialist, Leader, Fighter by Gregor Gall Manchester University Press £20 Bob Crow was a remarkable figure in the labour movement, quite unlike most recent union leaders, either of the …

Can radical regionalism save Labour?

Published: March 24, 2017
Written by Paul Salveson

Few people, inside or outside the Labour Party, would disagree that the party is facing some very serious problems, which extend well beyond whom should lead it. As someone who …

Obituary – Mansel Williams

Published: August 4, 2016
Written by Paul Salveson

Mansel Williams August 1944 – July 12 2016   Outstanding socialist councillors aren’t that common in Shropshire – but Mansel Williams was one of them. He represented Belle Vue ward …

Feminism and the hard way up

Published: June 18, 2014
Written by Paul Salveson

Hannah Mitchell blazed a socialist, suffragette and uniquely northern trail for the Labour Party. Paul Salveson pays tribute to her