Tagged: Labour Party

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The Politics of Affluence in 1950s and 1960s Britain

The 1950s can largely be seen as a period when the majority of the UK population benefited from increased living standards and were able to buy a growing number of goods for mass consumption. Despite delivering this change in the standard of living for much of the electorate, it was...

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Corbyn, Blair and Emotional History

Before the drama of this weekend unfolded, an article in the Independent commented on the emotional politics of the Labour leadership campaign. Written by a psychiatrist, it cautioned that the characterisation of Jeremy Corbyn’s Leftist ideals as “emotional”, and his opponents’ centrist proposals as “rational”, wilfully fails to acknowledge the...