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Reflections on the Corbyn Years

Tomorrow, Jeremy Corbyn’s term at the helm of Labour will come to an end. Some of The Social Review’s editors and contributors give their thoughts on his leadership:   “Corbynism changed what we thought was possible within electoral politics” It is impossible to overstate how necessary Corbyn’s victory was for the Labour party. Had it not happened, there is a very good…

A Moral Imperative

Last month’s election was much more than just a political defeat for Labour: it was a moment of profound moral failure, the latest in a series with far too many examples to be recounted. Over the last four years, antisemites have been indulged in the Labour Party, protected by institutional inertia, and encouraged by the conduct of the party’s most senior figures.…

Submissions Policy Announcement

In the past year, a lot has happened both with The Social Review and the political picture of the wider world. This website is now one year old, turning 2 this autumn, and we have to take stock of who we are, our weaknesses and strengths, and what we wish to achieve. The Social Review was established to be a place where…

Election 2019 – The Social Review’s Audit

In line with the best traditions of Superforecasting, at The Social Review we’ve decided to keep ourselves accountable and do a roundup of how our various pre-election predictions went down – and what we’re learning from them for future elections. Hugh Brechin – ‘I realised it wasn’t going to be 2017 again – except when I didn’t’ Predictions: Conservatives 38%, Labour 33%,…

Statement on the General Election

Thursday’s general election may well be the most consequential of our lifetimes. There are only two parties who can form the next government. Boris Johnson and his hard-right Conservative Party present a blunt, nostalgic nationalism; the Labour Party offers a possible break with what Mark Fisher once called capitalist realism. Putting aside the personalities of the two leaders – as the media…

Statement on Chris Williamson

The Social Review represents a wide range of factions within the Labour Party. Our writers and contributors are drawn from various traditions. As a result, we have never taken an editorial stance – this was a key commitment in our Mission Statement. In the case of Chris Williamson’s recent readmission to the party, the editorial team feel that this is no longer…