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Electoral reform is a feminist issue

Published: June 17, 2017
Written by Eve Livingston

There are now ten more women MPs following June 8’s general election, taking female representation in the House of Commons to a new high. The total is now 207 women …

Right-wing nightmare, seen from the east

Published: June 17, 2017
Written by Chris Myant

When you come at it from the east, Europe looks so very different. Yet along Romania’s northern border, where villages may have their names in Ukrainian as well as Romanian, …

Positive impact of restorative justice

Published: June 17, 2017
Written by Charlie Beaumont

My focus here is on the value of restorative processes to the settling of conflicts between offenders and their victims and on their reported effectiveness in, first, reducing the likelihood …

Time to stay calm

Published: June 17, 2017
Written by John Coulter

Don’t panic! Don’t panic! The iconic chant of Corporal Jones from the historic BBC sitcom, Dad’s Army, should apply to the British mainland at the looming prospect of the Tory/DUP …

Education: information overload

Published: June 16, 2017
Written by Helen Jones

Being of my generation, my head is stuffed full of quotations from Shakespeare to Keats to DH Lawrence. That knowledge of literature has hugely enriched my life, and I hope …

DUP now the king (or queen) makers

Published: June 9, 2017
Written by John Coulter

Never say never again! The spectre of Hollywood heart throb Sean Connery’s 1983 James Bond could well be the theme of forming the next Westminster Government after the snap General …

Election countdown

Published: June 7, 2017
Written by James Douglas

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott withdrew from the campaign two days before polling on grounds of ill health. Ms Abbott, who had been ruthlessly targeted by the Tories as one …

London could foretell Labour’s future

Published: June 6, 2017
Written by Denis MacShane

London will be where the election is settled and Labour’s future decided. In 2015, Labour performed outstandingly well in London in contrast to the wipe out in Scotland, where the …

The lady’s for turning as the gap narrows

Published: June 6, 2017
Written by James Douglas

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell slammed the Tories for failing to provide full costings for their manifesto which will have a negative impact on millions. Their plans to limit the number …

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 …

Midlands wobbles

Published: June 6, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

A man in a red cowboy hat called Joseph Afrane said of the Labour Leader: “That is a fantastic man, he is down to earth and he loves everyone.” The …

Corbyn the peacemaker

Published: June 6, 2017
Written by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents never cease to attack his unorthodox foreign policy stance. This has ranged from recently being called “irresponsible” and a “threat to our national security” by Defence Secretary …

Promises, promises on the campaign trail

Published: May 23, 2017
Written by Tribune web editor

A Labour government would suspend the planned closures of hospital services across England, saying that the national initiative – involving 44 local plans – has lost credibility and needs reviewing. …