14 Articles by: Tom Blackburn

Tom Blackburn is a founding editor of New Socialist. He lives in Greater Manchester.

Telling the Tale of England’s North Country Blues

England’s North-South divide lies at the heart of Britain’s recent political disputes, from Brexit to the fate of the Labour Party. There’s a long and fascinating history behind that regional chasm, from the Norman conquest to the Industrial Revolution and the rise of Margaret Thatcher.

The Problem With Keir Starmer

Keir Starmer is posing as the Labour Party’s unity candidate, appearing prime ministerial while sticking by the party’s left-wing policies. But if elected, he would be forced to choose between these priorities — and it’s clear the left policies would lose out.