Corbyn and the media trap

Labour should stop basing its strategy on appealing to the media - it will fail, argues Paul Demarty

About the best that can be said for Jeremy Corbyn’s appearance on last week’s edition of the Channel 4 comedy chat show, The last leg, is that it was not a disaster. It was not a success, either; but it could have been much, much worse.

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Letters

Positive impact; Way back when; Basically true; White coats; EU evils; Three trends; Unsung hero

M5S is not a leftwing party

Why are elements within the left recommending a vote for Beppe Grillo’s party? Toby Abse points to its links with the far right

Our strategy and tactics

Jack Conrad looks at the referendum - and beyond that to the challenge of continental unity

Curious delay and publication switch

Rexx Dunn reviews: 'Victor Serge and Natalia Sedova Trotsky The life and death of Leon Trotsky', Haymarket Books, 2016, pp396, £12.99

Play your part

Help Robbie Rix accelerate

Blundering ineptitude

There are furious objections to the Morning Star giving Ken Livingstone a regular column. Peter Manson reports

Gulag conditions are the new norm

Jeremy Corbyn is spreading illusions about the ‘progressive’ nature of the EU bureaucracy, writes Eddie Ford

Principles of syndicalism

Dave Douglass reviews: Lewis H Mates, 'The great labour unrest: rank and file movements and political change in the Durham coalfield', Manchester University Press, 2016, pp328, £75

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