Labour’s election defeat reflected problems of messaging and strategy, but also a much deeper lack of organizational roots. Faced with a huge Tory majority, Labour MPs should use their platform to help rebuild our movement at its historic source — the workplace itself.
Harry Williams is a rail worker and Labour Party activist.
As Britain’s official war-poster artist from 1941 to 1945, Abram Games produced iconic propaganda for a nation in arms. But the Jewish socialist’s art also portrayed the country that the troops were fighting for — a vision that didn’t always agree with Winston Churchill’s.
Labour’s conference showcased a party preparing for government. But the vibrant mood also expressed the strengthening of conference’s role itself.