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From Hardie To Corbyn

by David Brandon

Due for publication in 2017

From Hardie to Corbyn - what ever happened to the Labour Party?

Since the Labour Party’s foundation, effective power has rested with a small élite: the leader, the Parliamentary Labour Party and those who head the major trade unions.

The outcome has been a pragmatic programme and three major periods of election success. There have been achievements, but none significant enough to make Labour the natural party of power.

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Winning From The Left

edited by Michael Calderbank

Due for publication in 2017

Winning From The Left – developing a new election strategy

Politicians can be weathervanes or signposts. To be a signpost is difficult, but it is the only way radical changes in society can be made.

In fact, the greatest achievements of the Labour Party have been made when it has moved to the left.

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Place Is The Passion

Place Is The Passion

by Bill Williamson

This book offers a fundamental review of the Palestine/Israel conflict. It rejects the two state solution, which it likens to Apartheid. Instead it shows there is a better future for a single state; one that is secular and bi-national and as a result economically successful…

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The Cost Of Living Crisis

The Cost of Living Crisis

by Michael Calderbank

“An invaluable weapon in the hands of all those refuting and rejecting austerity.”
John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor

The 2010-5 government and its successor is one of flagrant class discrimination. That is the uncompromising verdict of this book…

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The Failed Experiment

The Failed Experiment

by Andrew Fisher

It is politicians not bankers that must take most of the blame for 2008 financial collapse. It was the credit crunch that exposed the frailties of a failed economic experiment.

This is an unusual analysis that cannot be ignored…

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by Andrew Fisher

It is politicians not bankers that must take most of the blame for 2008 financial collapse.  It was the credit crunch that exposed the frailties of a failed economic experiment.

This is the unusual analysis that cannot be ignored.

In the last thirty-five years, politicians of all parties in government ceded power over fundamental sectors of our economy to a new oligarchy of corporations. Government has become the servant, not the master, of corporate interests. Andrew Fisher describes this as a failed political experiment; an analysis that makes this book very different.

It is not about blaming the bankers, or even high powered financiers - though much blame and opprobrium has rightly been apportioned to them. Nor is it a partisan attack on the failures of Conservative or Labour governments. Instead, this is a book about the much larger political crisis that still threatens our living standards - and how we can resolve it.

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Reviews & Endorsements

"It wasn't hard to pick a political book of the year. Andrew Fisher's The Failed Experiment stood out for me." Richard Murphy, writing in Left Foot Forward

"Hugely impressive job in presenting complex economic issues in layman's terms. Fisher explores how successive governments since Margaret Thatcher\'s time have helped sow the seeds of this economic downfall." Morning Star

"Offers a solid factual account of the extent of the dramatic redistribution of power and wealth away from ordinary people and into the hands of such a small elite of the mega-rich. The book convincingly argues for the urgent need for a fundamental democratisation of the economy, and recognises this will require a re-intensification of popular struggles." Red Pepper

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About the author

After receiving his MA in politics, Andrew Fisher spent six years as a parliamentary researcher. He is now the policy officer for a major trade union. In 2006 he co-founded the influential Left Economics Advisory Panel. He lives in south London with his wife and young son. His writes a blog on the LEAP Economics website.

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