Past Issues

Whole issues at least a year old.

 

July-August 2016: Editorial: Divisive PoliticsRules for election of Labour Party leader; T-shirts were in! (Labour in Northern Ireland); Parliament And WW1; Froggy; Notes on the News; Jackie Walker interview; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (No.3); Parliament Notes; Listening to Italy; Poems: Miss Social Housing 2016,; Nearer Thy Battlefield To Thee, Piggy Bank Burglar.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 276 July-August 2016

June 2016: Editorial: Corbyn’s Heavy BurdenParliament and WW1: Why Must the War Go On?; Froggy; Zionism; Labour Briefing on Anti-semitism; Notes on News; Letters on EU referendum; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (No.2); Parliament Notes; Orecchiette; Poems: Maybe You Can Explain This, Own Goal, Warming Earth Freezing Hearts.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 268_June_2016

May 2016: Editorial: Steel – A Tale of Two CountriesParliament And World War One: Trade Unions and Peace Proposals.  Statement on ‘Labour’s problem with antisemitism’ from the Jewish Socialists’ Group.  Notes on the NewsFroggyHillsborough; They Never Walked Alone.  The European Union Referendum RevisitedDiary of a Corbyn foot-soldier.   Parliament Notes: Tax Avoidance and Tax EvasionCarles Clarke accusing CorbynListening to Italy by Orecchiette; Poems.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 267 – May 2016

April 2016: Editorial: The Nationalisation and Privatisation of English Education.  Second Editorial: Beware The IDS Of MarchParliament And World War One: the Allies and Greece;  FroggyIndustrial Democracy and Social Partnership; Notes on the News; Listening to ItalyLetter about the GhurkhasParliament Notes – Budget Resolutions and Economic SituationSocial Cleansing (poem);  Gone West (poem).  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 266- April 2016

March 2016: Editorial: If Britain leaves Europe should we care?; Parliamentary Notes; Rail, Rents and Housing (Part 2); Parliament And World War One – Banning Bertrand Russell; FroggyNotes on the News; Europe is Built on Corpses and Plunder by Andre Vitchek; NATO and War by Mairead Corrigan; Listening to Italy; Gurkhas; Advert for a report on poverty; Wow it’s Jeremy!; Thank You For Self-Harming (poem).  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 265 – March 2016

February 2016: Editorial: Open Letter to Hilary Benn on the Syrian Bombing; Parliament And World War One: ‘Defence of the Realm‘ against Betrand Russell; Corbyn’s Voting Record; MP’s Letters About the Syrian Bombing; ADS Annual Dinner: Aerospace, defence, securtiy, making friends with MPs; Rail, Rents and Housing (Part 1); FroggyWelfare and Work Reform Bill: Interview with Paul Morrison; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy. Guernica Still Burns (poem); No Hounding Socialism (poem); Prime Minister’s Question Time (poem).  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 264 February 2016

December 2015: Editorial 1:  A Thinking Labour Party; Editorial 2: Osborne’s Sleight Of Hand; Corbyn, An Honest Englishman; Existing State Of Things (poem); National Dementia (poem); Letter on Assisted Dying; Parliament And World War One – Redmond on the Easter Rising; Froggy; Notes on the News; Parliamentary Notes – Debate on Bombing Syria; The Foreign Affairs Select Committee on Syria.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 263 December – January 2016

November 2015: Editorial: Not So Comic Cuts, Parliament And World War One, Nuclear Deterrence, First Let It Be Human (poem), Who Started World War Two?, Parliament Notes: Tax Credits, FroggyNotes on the News, Left, right or centre: Where should Corbyn and Labour be?, It Wasn’t Me, Mister (poem), Parliamentary Notes: Charter for Budget Responsibility, Consumerism and Inequality, Listening to Italy. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 262-November-2015

October 2015: Editorial: All Shook UpParliament And World War One Winston Churchill on planning the WarJeremy Corbyn and the leaving of NATO, Notes on the News, FroggyIs Britain’s Talent being wasted?, Industrial Relations, Parliamentary Notes, Listening to Italy, Normal Service Will Be Resumed As Soon As Possible (poem), Strident (poem), What Is Sauce (poem). Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 261 October 2015.

September 2015: Editorial: What is a Real Opposition?  Parliament And World War One Irish Adminstration, FroggyParliamentary Notes, Notes on the News, Listening to Italy. Also available as a PDF, labour-affairs-260-september-2015

July-August 2015: Editorial: Looking For A LeaderParliament And World War One Irish Home Rule, FroggyHuman Rights in the UK , Ukraine and legality, Parliamentary Notes, Notes on the News, Listening to Italy, Poems: Streetwise, Tears Without Boundaries.  Also available as a PDF, LA259 July-August 2015

June 2015: Editorial: Election MythologyThe Tories won an absolute majority with just 37% of the vote.  Key Constituencies in the South WestParliament and World War One, Froggy, Mondragon Cooperative in Spain (part 2), Notes on the News, Addressing Power Imbalances in the Workplace by Frances O’Grady, Parliamentary Notes, Listening to Italy, Rampant Criminalisation (poem).  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 258 June 2015

May 2015: Editorial, Is this the Beginning of the End for the British State?  Cameron has won an election but lost the basis of the Union.   Parliament and World War One, Poem on the latest Royal Birth, Froggy, Mondragon Cooperative in Spain (part 1), Letter & Reply on Liberalism, Workplace Learning, Tweedledum (poem), Notes on the News, Unemployment (poem), Listening to Italy, Pensions.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 257 – May 2015

April 2015: Editorial,  Will this be the Last British Election?  The Scottish Nationalist are offering mild social-democracy of the sort the British Labour Party has abandoned.  Parliament and World War One: British Policy on the Balkans, Froggy, Listening to Italy, Notes on the News, Parliamentary Notes: British Military Aid for Ukraine, Six Spoofs in Woodrow Wilson’s famous Fourteen Points, Fascists and Anti-Fascists (poem), Sleepy Hollow (poem), Jihad’s Other God (poem).  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 256 – April 2015

March 2015: Editorial: What’s Labour For?; Parliament And World War One; FroggyNotes on the News; Lost Employment in London; Creating Good Jobs; Parliamentary Notes; Is This The Way to Armageddon (poem); Small Big Men (poem); Listening to Italy. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 255 March 2015

February 2015: Editorial, Britain Needs Good Jobs.  Looking back at a page of job advertisements from the Oldham Chronicle for 1979,  jobs of the sort that were wiped out by ThatcherismParliament and World War One: Compulsory Military Service, Froggy, Notes on the News, Liberty Equality Fraternity (Poem), Letter on Small Business, Parliamentary Notes: Rail Franchising, Ukraine, TTIP Trade Agreement, Listening to Italy, Plastered of Paris (poem). Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 254 – February 2015

December 2014 – January 2015.  Editorial: Politics In Flux; Parliament And World War One; Listening to Italy; Notes on the News; FroggyDumb Insolence (poem); Parliamentary Notes. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 253 – December 2014

November 2014: Editorial: Five-To-One: a New Incomes Policy, Parliament And World War One, FroggyTories and Human Rights, Notes on the News, Parliamentary Notes, Listening to Italy, Failing in Afghanistan (poem), Poppies and Butcher Haig (poem). Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 252 – November 2014

October 2014: Editorial: The Scottish ReferendumThe West Lothian Question, Parliament And World War One, In Situ (poem), Froggy, Notes on the News, Listening to Italy, Parliamentary Notes, It’s a Fact. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 251 – October 2014. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 251 – October 2014

September 2014: Editorial: The TUC and Social PartnershipInterview With Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary: The TUC and Industrial DemocracyFroggyNotes on the News, Listening to Italy, Parliamentary Notes, It’s a Fact.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 250 – September 2014. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 250 – September 2014

July 2014: Editorial: ‘British Values’ – A Trojan Horse?  Parliament and World War One, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Tory Plans for Pensions, Froggy, Notes on the News, Listening to Italy, Parliamentary Notes, It’s a Fact. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 249 – July August 2014

June 2014: Editorial, What Sort of People are British MPs?  A look at the social composition of the House of Commons.   Parliament and World War One, Froggy, Notes on the News, Listening to Italy by Orecchiette: The Arrest Of Gerry Adams, Parliamentary Notes, It’s a Fact.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 248 – June 2014

May 2014.  Editorial: What Price SovereigntyThe threat of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Meeting about the National Health Service, Parliament and World War One: Germany and Belgium, Bringing On World War Three (poem), Issues in the London Underground Dispute, Froggy, Notes on the News, Listening to Italy, Parliamentary Notes, It’s a Fact.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 247 – May 2014

April 2014.  Editorial: Parliament’s Willingly Deceived, the United States wants NATO and the EU right up against Russia’s borders. Kosovo and Crimea: the West’s Double Standard, Poem, Notes on the News, Glorifying World War One, Parliament and World War One: Heading Towards War, Tory Pension Policies, Workers on Company Boards, Bob Crow: A Tribute, The Royal Mail and the Communication Workers Union, Froggy, Parliamentary Notes, It’s a Fact.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 246 – April 2014

March 2014:  Editorial: Generation Politics, Taxes, The Radical Rightists of 1979, UK should imitate Germany, Welsh Water, Froggy, America’s Euro-Colonies, Rue Britannia (poem), Notes on the News, Parliamentary Notes, It’s a Fact.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 245 – March 2014

February 2014 Editorial: The Great British Water Robbery, Britain’s Unhealthy Economy,  Manufacturing in Britain, The Entrepreneurial State, Froggy, Notes on the News, Letter on BBC Reporting World News, Parliamentary Notes, It’s a Fact.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 244 – February 2014

January 2014 EditorialMigrating to Britain, the issue of European Union workers.  Also British Public misled, British Economy, How Mandela Unified South Africa, Palestine and the International Criminal Court, Froggy, Notes on the News, Letter about Alex Sayle, Parliamentary Notes, It’s a Fact.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 243 – January 2014

December 2013:  EditorialThe TUC And Industrial Democracy.   Also Revitalising Social Europe by Francis O’Grady,  FroggyThe “English Defence League” and MuslimsConstruction Safety, Ireland, Notes on the News, Parliamentary Notes, It’s a Fact.  Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 242 – December 2013

PDFs of the magazine are also available, for 2013, 2012, 2011 and earlier.  Incomplete, unfortunately.

Some older articles can be found at “Older Newsnotes” and Previous Articles on Gwydion M. Williams’s “Long Revolution” website.

March 2000: Editorial, on ex-Leftists in New Labour abandoning all principles.  Also Parliamentary Diary, Prescott on Rail Safety, the possibility of World War Three, Christianity in Politics, Cuba, Haider, Notes on the News.

August 2000: Liberals and Left-LiberalsNew Labour has its roots in the Labour Party’s origin as an offshoot of the Liberal Party. How British Liberalism missed the chance to create a stable world order before 1914.

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