Beyond the UK

The TTIP of the Iceberg: Why Labour can win on the NHS and trade

Earlier this week, Jeremy Corbyn revealed that the Government has held secret trade talks with the US on healthcare and medicines – despite Boris Johnson’s repeated claim that the NHS is “not on the table in any way”.  The 400 pages of leaked documents confirm what many who work in trade policy already knew: the US’s absolute priority in a future trade…

LEFTA: A Credible Leave Option

Alberto Smith & William Sorenson for LEFTA Cameron gambled, lost, and now we are all paying off his debts.  The past three years have been squandered due to political manoeuvring in all the major parties. And instead of bridging the expectations gap and having an internal debate over what could heal the divides that have been laid bare by the EU referendum,…

How the Labour Party should approach EU participation

The Labour Party’s divisions over Europe have always existed, although Brexit has brought them to unprecedented prominence. Instinctively, any strategist (armchair or otherwise) looking to unite the party on this issue is going to want to find a compromise position that combines a clear-eyed view of the necessity of at least avoiding No Deal, with the appearance of a streetwise aloofness towards…

Israel needs a ‘civil rights revolution’

Two days after Daniel Levy finished his compulsory service in the Israeli Defence Force, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated.  As part of his service, Levy had been working as a negotiator attached to the Oslo accords. The years leading up to this moment had been a small window of optimism in the struggle for peace between Israel and Palestine, and Rabin’s…