Is Socialism Possible in Britain?: Reflections on the Corbyn Years (Paperback)

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Is Socialism Possible in Britain?: Reflections on the Corbyn Years (Paperback)


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The lessons of the Corbyn years for the future of left politics

Is Socialism Possible in Britain? analyses Jeremy Corbyn’s tenure as Labour leader and the prospects for parliamentary socialism in a post-Corbyn Britain. Lively and insightful, it is informed by an insider’s view of the most radical period in Labour’s history.   

A veteran of the Stop the War Coalition, Andrew Murray was seconded to Corbyn’s office from the Unite trade union and witnessed an extraordinary daily bombardment from sections of the Parliamentary Labour Party and the media. He candidly assesses the leadership’s response to the antisemitism controversy and the dilemmas of Brexit, as well as Keir Starmer’s restoration of a turgid neo-Blairism.

The problems that beset Corbyn are likely to confront any similar political project. Is Socialism Possible in Britain? explores how they can be more effectively addressed in the future – a future which we must hope is not so far away.
Andrew Murray is an author and campaigner. He has served as chair of the Stop the War Coalition, chief of staff of Unite the union and as advisor to Jeremy Corbyn when he was leader of the Labour Party. His numerous books include Off the Rails, Stop the War: The Story of Britain’s Biggest Mass Movement (with Lindsey German) and The Fall and Rise of the British Left.
Product Details ISBN: 9781839766640
ISBN-10: 1839766646
Publisher: Verso
Publication Date: September 20th, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English
“A vital corrective to establishment efforts to erase Corbynism and deny how close it came to power.”
—Ronan Burtenshaw, Editor of Tribune

“Engaging and very readable, with profound insights and a coruscating wit.”
Morning Star

“The most fluent and authoritative account to have emerged from the left … humorous and candid.”
—Gabriel Pogrund, Times (“Best Books 2022”)

“Insightful, indeed inspiring.”
—Kevin Maguire, Daily Mirror

“The best of the Corbyn camp’s books. Murray powerfully points at rotten pillars of the global order that the Labour right sometimes defends.”
—Tom Clark, Times Literary Supplement