Posts by Glen O'Hara

Glen O'Hara, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History, Oxford Brookes University

The odd case of Jeremy Corbyn’s increasingly right-wing Labour Party

Glen O'Hara

Labour’s recent economic policy positions highlight a curious rightwards drift under Corbyn and McDonnell The chaos and dissent so obvious within the UK Labour Party since its 2015 General Election defeat has helped to cover up its actual dearth of policies.  It is by no means incumbent on any Opposition to put forward a fully-worked-out roster of actual plans, especially … Continue reading

1 December 2016 by Glen O'Hara
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Does Labour have any good choices before it?

Glen O'Hara

Corbyn’s opponents and supporters must find common causes if Labour is to avoid long-term damage to the party Craig Berry’s excellent recent SPERI blogs, in which he analysed Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party as a movement which is at one and the same time ‘utopian’ and ‘authoritarian’, did an incisive job of laying bare some of the contradictions that now lie … Continue reading

3 November 2016 by Glen O'Hara
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Corbyn and the Labour Party – taking the longer view?

Glen O'Hara

Historic polling comparisons highlight the party’s challenges ahead of 2020 The last few months have seen the Labour Party seemingly stumble from crisis to crisis. A rolling and engrossing bad news story but one that has been hard to place in context.  We can consider the impact of this first period of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership upon Labour’s support by considering … Continue reading

17 February 2016 by Glen O'Hara
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