Realities

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…

Falling Through the Gaps

Rishi Sunak’s announcement on Friday of a tranche of government interventions did not in any sense constitute a fully-formed raft of solutions to the acute strains the spread of the coronavirus has placed on the UK economy. Still, it has allayed some of the more significant concerns regarding the ability of some to cover their living expenses. What has been announced, however,…

Steamed Hamms 2: Coronavirus

Coronavirus changes everything The world has changed in a way that would have appeared unimaginable even a few weeks ago. I expected in this month’s column to be talking about how to react to Keir Starmer as Labour leader. I would have said that Anneliese Dodds should be made Shadow Chancellor and that he will need defending from the right flank of…