When TWT was formed in 2016, the Labour left were in the ascendancy. Now, within the space of six months things have turned on their head. Starmer pitched left during his leadership campaign with promises to maintain the radicalism of the Corbyn years. However, since taking over as leader he has set a rather different tone. How should progressives in Britain relate to the Labour Party under Starmer’s leadership? And what leverage do we have when Starmer allies are doing their best to marginalise the left?
James Schneider is Communications Director for Progressive International. He was previously Director of Strategic Communications for Jeremy Corbyn and is also one of the co-founders of Momentum.