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.