WW archive > Issue 1272 - 24 October 2019

The saga continues

With the Brexit bill ‘paused’ and the October 31 deadline ditched, writes Eddie Ford, Boris Johnson is going for a December election.


Rare economism; Middle way; Political cover; Transitional; Failure

More power to members

The furore over the parliamentary selection process and the restructuring of Jeremy Corbyn’s office show that Labour HQ is still focussing on the top, says Carla Roberts of Labour Party Marxists.

Bold, sharp, strong, broad

Rebuilding the Labour left is a matter of extreme urgency, declares Graham Bash. This is an edited version of the talk he gave at Communist University 2019.

In turmoil over Brexit

The economy is set for a hammering, but the left seems determined to learn nothing, writes Anne McShane.

Holding all the cards?

Key parts of the DUP’s base in the farming and business sectors are fearful of the impact of a hard border and a hard Brexit on their economic interests, notes James Harvey.

Warmongers and lost causes

Yassamine Mather looks at some of the groupings among Iran’s corrupted exiled opposition.

Future and present

John Lanchester 'The wall' Faber and Faber, 2019, pp288, £14.99. Bernardino Evaristo 'Girl, woman, other' Hamish Hamilton, 2019, pp464, £16.99.

Nationalist dead end

Paul Demarty examines the complex politics involved in the Catalan independence dispute.

No bones

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