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Panorama vs Lutfur Rahman: no smoking gun.
Panorama vs Lutfur Rahman: no smoking gun.

The BBC’s Panorama program has conducted an investigation into Tower Hamlet’s Mayor Lutfur Rahman. In it they’ve discovered that a) the Labour Party don’t like him, b) he funds community projects and c) he created a new logo for the borough when he got elected. Shocking stuff. Or at least it presents itself as shocking […]

French voters punish government in local elections
French voters punish government in local elections

This Sunday saw the final round of voting in the French municipal elections. The headlines were simple. The ruling Socialist Party (PS) were crushed, leading to a new Prime Minister (and cabinet), while the far-right National Front (FN) have made historic gains, winning eleven towns. The Socialist Party’s Anne Hidalgo (right) became the first female Mayor […]

Lost in Barking: losing 1 cllr is a misfortune… but 8?
Lost in Barking: losing 1 cllr is a misfortune... but 8?

Will the trials and tribulations in Barking and Dagenham never end? It was only a short while ago that the far-right BNP was making historic gains in their patch. While organisations like Hope Not Hate and Unite Against Fascism mobilised their shock troops and provided much needed show leather ultimately it was down to Labour […]

Vote for change
Vote for change

by Jim Jepps   Today, we need a vote for change. A vote that helps those trying to make the world a better place gain a foothold in British politics. Don’t vote to keep ukip out, to keep the BNP out or even to keep the Tories out, all that will take care of itself. The crisis […]

Predictions for Thursday?
Predictions for Thursday?

by Jim Jepps As we beginning the last week of campaigning let’s make a few predictions for Thursday night. In politics people have a little bit of a habit of playing their cards close to their chest and then after the fact, no matter what the result claiming a great victory. It’s a good discipline to have an […]

Labour broadcast conjures spirit of the Ordinary Joe
Labour broadcast conjures spirit of the Ordinary Joe

Having looked at the Green broadcast the other day it’s now time to examine the way Labour using film to campaign, because it’s fascinating; Once again we have an over-all well put together broadcast with a few random rough edges thrown into the mix. In this case the rough edges are in the form of Ed Miliband, but I suppose […]

The Green Party election broadcast
The Green Party election broadcast

Tonight the Green Party County Council election broadcast will air on national TV, it’s already available on YouTube for those who’d like a sneak preview. Having just watched the broadcast I have two immediate thoughts. First, it’s fairly well put together (the editing’s a little bit clunky in places and the green moss wall thing worked for […]

There is a space for hope
There is a space for hope

Right now the left has a lot on its plate and a very small spoon to eat with. Our forces are more fractured than they have  been for some time and the Coalition’s offensive is bull-dozering any half-hearted opposition that Labour occasionally give. However, Left Vote editor  Jim Jepps argues, there is a space to be hopeful.   […]

Towards a Parliamentary by-election strategy
Towards a Parliamentary by-election strategy

by Jim Jepps Not every by-election has led to a landslide victory for the left in the way Galloway stormed to victory in Bradford. In fact, it’s the only time that’s ever happened so we may want to take a little step back and think about having an actual by-election strategy. You see playing it by ear […]

Is the left thinking about next year’s Euros?
Is the left thinking about next year's Euros?

On the 22nd of May next year (2014) the European elections across Europe will be likely to deliver shock waves to the austerity agenda. Or at the very least give it a shot across the bows. While the results from Spain, Greece, and Italy will be the most eye-catching the British left will almost certainly decide, at […]