Social democratic parties across Europe have suffered “Pasokification,” the fate of the Greek center-left party that lost three-quarters of its voters in just three years. If Britain’s Labour Party wants to avoid similar disasters, it needs an economic radicalism that can show the working class that it’s really on their side.
Jon Hedley Trickett is a British Labour politician serving as the MP for Hemsworth in West Yorkshire, and a former Shadow Cabinet member (2010–2020).
If the Labour Party has a future, MP Jon Trickett argues in Jacobin, it needs to unite divided workers and win postindustrial regions with a clear economic program and the rhetoric of class, not culture, war.
Labour MP Jon Trickett speaks to Jacobin about leader Keir Starmer’s triangulation on the corporation tax and the need for the Labour Party to advance a bold, activist agenda in the pandemic era.
A new report on Labour’s defeat highlights the damage caused by its Brexit stance, exposing the decades-long weakening of its roots in the working class. There’s no quick fix to Labour’s problems — we need to do the long work of rebuilding the structures that tie our MPs to working-class life.
This weekend’s revelations about the conduct of Labour Party staff in undermining the party’s 2017 general election campaign and abusing elected representatives are shameful. They demand an immediate and full investigation.
MP Jon Trickett on studying under Ralph Miliband and how Labour can become a million-member party.