Part 1: The Starmer Project

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Jonathon Shafi
Independence Captured
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Analysing the meaning and mission of the Labour leadership

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"In a very precise manner the Labour leader is, rather effectively, doing his job. That is to say, he has transformed Corbyn’s Labour once more into a rehabilitated pillar of the British state, its financial centres and foreign policy imperatives. He has set about purging the radical left, and indeed the not so radical left, as part of the process of stabilising the second party of capital. The Labour leadership team are deploying what they view to be the appropriate tactics to win the general election next year. But that is not the totality of their project. Far broader in scope, they seek to reassemble the component parts of British capitalism after a period of sustained and severe disruption. "