September 2019 see the 300th issue of our magazine, which began January 1987 as ‘Labour & Trade Union Review’.
We opposed Thatcherism, but also opposed the naïve leftism of the era. We had earlier supported Workers Control and the ideas of Barbara Castle. Much of what was said then remains very relevant;
Issues 1 to 10, with PDFs and web pages for selected articles.
Issue 15, January 1990.
Interview with John Prescott.
Details of Friedrich List, the German economist whose ideas were closer to reality than those of Adam Smith, and their expression in the German Customs Union (Zollverein).
Also Marxism as Religion. Labour and Green issues. The end of Soviet Autocracy (losing Middle-Europe).
Issue 16, March 1990.
Interview with Jimmy Knapp, who was leader of the National Union of Railwaymen. Also a discussion of the Leninist collapse in Eastern Europe. And a suggestion that the inhabitants of Hong Kong should get the right to settle in Britain before the territory was handed over.
Issue 19, September 1990.
Interview with Barbara Castle. Plus, details of an odd incident shortly before Iraq invaded Kuwait. Talk of “weapons of mass destruction” began before Iraq invaded Kuwait. Iraq was also being pressed for debts caused by their Western-backed war on Iran.
Issue 23, May 1991.
Interview with Eric Heffer, noted MP in pre-Blair Labour.
Also Europe and the Kurds. The UN and the “New World Order” (since largely forgotten about). Labour and Student Politics (before Blair, but with the same faults.)
Also a scan of our 1980s policy statement.
Shown below are a few pages from selected magazines. Click on one of the links above to see an entire magazine.