Labour is stagnating currently, with the party facing uncertainty at May's ballot box. The party has lost its true left-wing moorings and now floats towards disaster, argues David Lindsay.

Labour is on 33 per cent to the Conservatives' 45, according to a new poll by YouGov. The gap is even wider in the Red Wall areas. Here in the North East, it is now a staggering 29 to 43, with comparable figures across the marginal seat plantations of Wales, the North and the Midlands. Hundreds of Labour Party stalwarts are about to lose their council seats. Seats that they had held, or in a few cases won, under Jeremy Corbyn, who was never behind 'Don't Know' in polls of potential Prime Ministers, as Keir Starmer is. Expect Labour MPs who were barely 60, if that, to retire in some numbers at the next General Election. Again, they had held their seats under Corbyn, but they will have no expectation of doing so under Starmer.

Therefore, it is now necessary to secure representation on public bodies by bypassing the right-wing Labour machine and the metropolitan liberal elite, and by dealing instead with the Government directly. That ought not to be difficult. One of the Prime Minister's closest advisers is Munira Mirza, who was a stalwart of what was then the Revolutionary Communist Party. Another such stalwart, Claire Fox, has been raised to the peerage. If they can make it, then so can we.

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As make it we must, in order to strengthen families and communities by securing economic equality and international peace through the democratic political control of the means to those ends, including national and parliamentary sovereignty. To build on Brexit as a double opportunity, both to reorganise the British economy under the direction of a more democratic state, and to develop a fully independent and peaceable British foreign policy. To exercise the leading role in the pursuit of economic equality of those who suffered most from its absence, namely the working class, and the leading role in the pursuit of international peace of those who suffered most from its absence, namely the working class and the youth, insisting that the working class in Great Britain was indivisible.

To celebrate the fact that Britain was ethnically diverse down to every ward, that Britain was home to people from every inhabited territory, that Britain had a large and growing population of mixed ethnic heritage, and that Britain was therefore the world centre of the liberation struggle of the Global South, accepting no definition of anti-Semitism beyond, "Hostility to or prejudice against Jews." To use that celebration against the central role of the City of London, and of its network of tax havens under British sovereignty, in the oppression of the Global South.

To insist on an approach to climate change which protected and extended secure employment with civilised wages and working conditions, which encouraged economic development around the world, which upheld the right of the working classes and of people of colour to have children, which held down and as far as practicable reduced the fuel prices that always hit the poor hardest, and which refused to restrict travel opportunities or a full diet to the rich. And to reverse deindustrialisation at home, while bringing an end the harvesting of young men in endless and pointless wars abroad, as two of the many policy implications of the scientific fact of binary and immutable biological sex, implications that also included action on men's health and on fathers' rights.

This list is not exhaustive. There may or may not ever be another Labour Government. But with or without one, we need to make arrangements to secure representation on public bodies by bypassing the weedy brains of the Liberal Establishment and the brainless brawn of the municipal Labour Right.

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