Brexit and Corbyn are not the more fundamental reasons for British Labour Party defeat
The profound difficulty for his concept though is that he lacks both a rigorous analysis of capitalism, and a clear understanding of the enduring importance of nation-states.
This post originally appeared on the Fabian Society website The opinion polls currently point towards a general election result for the Labour party so catastrophic it leads to a political earthquake and the long-term realignment of British politics. Theresa May’s Conservatives are significantly ahead on critical indicators of electoral performance: party affiliation; leadership strength; economic […]
Despite predictions of electoral disaster for the Labour Party before the UK election, its leader Jeremy Corbyn managed to secure 40% of the popular vote, its best performance since Tony Blair’s victories in 1997 and 2001. The party’s campaign featured an effective use of social media, traditional door to door canvassing and very successful open […]
Economic ideas always have the potential to influence politics, but the relationship is hardly straightforward. Indeed, it was John Maynard Keynes, one of the most celebrated progressive economists of the twentieth century, who once wrote: ‘Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct […]