Whatever the outcome of the referendum, it looks like Labour will have lost. While we can hope that over the remaining days of the campaign, a new head of steam builds and the national conversation shifts from a discussion of which Tory faction will be ascendant on June 24 to how we can build...

Essentially, five different elections were held in the United Kingdom on 5 May. One was for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly, and for Mayors in Bristol, Liverpool and Salford. Three were for the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Assemblies. The fifth was for many local councils in...

Rebecca Bramall is the Guest Editor of New Formations 87: Austerity

Across the park, at the southern end of the road where I live in south-east London, Barratt Developments PLC are building 588 flats on...

A useful input into the current debate on the EU referendum might be to consider what Britain could contribute to Europe if it was more fully engaged in its policy-making. This might include an alternative view of leadership to the current German one, and a much more...

Five years of stringent austerity politics culminating in the Greek debacle last summer have spread growing despair across the left about the present direction of the European Union. The inability to respond collectively and in a humanitarian fashion to the mounting refugee crisis during 2015...

15 March 2016
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As the current issue of Soundings was going to press, we received the terrible news that Doreen Massey, our great friend and fellow editor had died, on 11 March. It was a devastating shock to us all. We could not have imagined, even for...

This is an edited extract from the introduction to Our Europe not Theirs.

 

We are now facing a referendum on EU membership because the Tory party feared the external threat of UKIP...

Since David Bowie’s death on 10 January 2016, much ink has been spilt on assessing his legacies and his position in popular culture. Even more tears have been spilt, but the complex reasons for this grief have been harder to express. The mean-spirited views of...

The recent Soundings conference in Glasgow – After Neoliberalism: Scotland and Alternative Political Imaginations, 12 December 2015, Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow – provided a forum for debate and discussion about neoliberalism and alternative futures that reflected on...

Compass recently published a paper, The Osborne Supremacy by Ken Spours. Its purpose is to reframe Labour and the left’s post-election strategy by...

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