Now the real work begins

The left made limited, but real, gains at conference, reports Carla Roberts of Labour Party Marxists

Labour conference 2017 was certainly historic: almost 1,200 delegates and 13,000 visitors made this officially the “largest conference ever”, as national executive committee member Pete Willsman says. It was also very leftwing, at least in its composition.

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Popular frontism; Madness; Orwell socialism; Communist hero

Stuffed parrots and Momentum texts

There was a joyous, even jubilant mood, but the decision-making was opaque, writes first-time delegate Gerry Green

Labour First on the run

Gerry Green watched them scarper

Conference didn’t buy it

Delegates identify with the Palestinian cause and reject the smears, writes Kat Gugino

‘I’m not an anti-Semite!’

Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi, delegate from Chingford and Woolford Green CLP and media officer of the newly founded Jewish Voice for Labour, received a standing ovation following this speech

Poisoned fudge

Mike Macnair explains why NEC concessions to the JLM will only serve to whet the right’s appetite

Heading for chaos

Yassamine Mather looks at the reaction to the independence referendum

Macron exposes divisions

The unions are split over the new laws. René Gimpel reports on the compromises and the protests

California über alles

Uber’s troubles in London are indicative of the brittleness of the Silicon Valley tech elite, argues Paul Demarty

Dedicated staff soldier on

The fight to save the NHS goes hand in hand with the fight to transform Labour, writes James Linney

Ups and downs

Robbie Rix looks at the past month

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