Josh White / 25 Apr 2022

Ex-Social Democrats

Today’s New Statesman

Getting off the tube at Blackfriars, you could walk through the backstreets of Fleet Street without seeing the office of the oldest progressive magazine in Britain. It’s easily done.(...)

Before the deluge. Keir Starmer (L) with Jeremy Corbyn, October 2019.
Josh White / 17 Feb 2020

Destroying the Labour Party

The False Promise of Centrism

“You can’t change things if you’re in opposition,” says the centrist dad. “Labour has to get back into power to help the majority of people. That means we have to appeal to the centre-ground. Otherwise, you’re just a protest party.”(...)

Bad and worse. Poland, 2012.
Karolina Zbytniewska / 07 Oct 2019

The Promise of Populism

Iron Curtain Lessons

A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of populism. Frequently used as a synonym for fascism, it is not as consistent as the press would have it. Especially behind the former Iron Curtain.(...)