Tue, 20 Mar 2018, 18:00
Printed Matter Bookshop, Hastings, Printed Matter Bookshop, 185 Queens Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1RG
Hastings book launch with Simon Hannah
For more than a hundred years, the British Labour Party has been the home of working-class organization and struggle. But has it ever truly been on the side of workers? Where do its interests really lie, and can it be relied on to provide a check on right-wing forces?
In A Party with Socialists in It, Simon Hannah addresses those questions and more, telling the story of the Labour Party from its origins to today, showing how at every turn it has struggled with the tension between the rights and demands of workers and a more centrist position. As Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership attempts to revitalize the party after the initial success of the Blair years turned into disappointment and disenchantment, this clear-eyed history could not be more timely.
Simon Hannah is a writer and political activist. He is the co-author of Beyond Capitalism? The Future of Radical Politics (Zero Books). His work has been featured in Open Democracy and New Left Project, and he is an active member of Momentum and the Labour Party.