Mr Livingstone, I Presume?

By James A. Chisem

This week should have been plain sailing for the British Labour Party. Granted, nobody’s expecting Kezia Dugdale and company to halt the seemingly inexorable march of the SNP in the Scottish Parliamentary elections, nor does it look like there’ll be any sweeping gains in Local Council elections, but the Welsh cohort is on course to maintain its majority in the Senedd, and expectations are so low in general that anything bar a complete catastrophe at next week’s polls will likely be spun as a qualified success—a competent steadying of the ship, if you will. There’s even…

Is Israel an Apartheid State?

From 22nd February to 28th February, a diverse range of UK-based activist groups presided over the twelfth annual Israeli Apartheid Week. On university campuses and in town squares across the country, students, trade unionists, and fellow travellers gathered to demonstrate, discuss, and proselytise with the aim of “[building support] for the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.” The following week saw…