Monday 15 May 2023

The Left and the Labour Party After Jeremy Corbyn - Kensal Rise Library, Saturday May 20th 2pm-3.30pm



Dr Mike Phipps will be in conversation with Professor Alex Colas about Mike’s book Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow: The Labour Party after Jeremy Corbyn (OR Books, 2022).

With time for Q and A and contributions from the floor.




Much has been written about the four and a half years of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party, but far less analysis has appeared on the tumultuous events since. This discussion will consider the reasons behind Labour’s 2019 defeat, from longer term factors like the international decline of social democracy and the loss of long-held Labour seats in the post-industrial ‘red wall’, to more immediate issues such as the leadership of Corbyn, the role played by Brexit, and Labour’s policies and campaign. We  will also look at how the left stands since then and what it needs to do to regain its sense of purpose.


Time; 2pm – 3.30pm


Date: Saturday May 20th


Venue: The Dave Williams Room, Kensal Rise Library, Bathurst Gardens, London NW10.

Nearest stations: Kensal Green; Kensal Rise. Buses: 187, 6, 52, 302, 18.


Refreshments provided.


Mike Phipps is a member of Brent Central Labour Party and of the Campaign for Labour Party Democracy Executive Committee. He is co-editor of the Labour Hub website.


Alex Colas teaches international politics at Birkbeck, University of London and is political education officer for Brent Central Labour Party.


Signed copies of the book, which can also be ordered at, will be available on the day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We need an old labour labour party Shame to see the independently minded Alex Colas sold his soul.