Labour Party

Curing The English Disease

In 1976, the Labour Prime Minister James Callaghan declared that the "English disease" of indiscipline and labour militancy was undermining the profitability of UK capital. Curing the "English disease" became the raison d’etre of the ruling class.

Article on New Labour and plans for resistance from Black Flag #220 (2001)

Reforming Zeal: Jack Straw vs football fans

Black Flag article from 2001 on New Labour's proposals for draconian legislation aimed at football fans.

The Medicine Still Isn't Working: Hayek's Economics Exposed – Black Flag

Article on the neoliberalism of New Labour and the folly of Hayek from Black Flag #218 1999.

Big House Bigotry and the Good Friday Agreement - Black Flag

Article on Northern Ireland and New Labour from Black Flag #218 1999.

Privatisation and Gentrification, Reaction and Resistance, in Hackney's 'Regeneration State' – Black Flag

Article on gentrification in the London Borough of Hackney, from Black Flag #222 2002.

I Was Tony Blair's Lapdog: Interview with Nick Cohen - Black Flag

An interview with journalist Nick Cohen from Black Flag #218, 1999.

It is worth noting that Nick Cohen's initial scepticism about the New Labour project did not prevent him supporting the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and signing the Euston Manifesto in 2006.

Asylum Seekers in Dover: Part Two - Bigotry in the UK

40 National Front supporters protest against asylum seekers in Dover, 1997

1998 Black Flag article about asylum seekers, New Labour, the local community in Dover, fascist and anti-fascist protests.

Zero Tolerance: Giuliani time here? - Black Flag

A Black Flag article about Jack Straw's approach to law and order in the early days of the New Labout government.

New Labour: Thinking The Unthinkable - Black Flag

An article from Black about the benefit cuts instigated by the New Labour government.