The Long March Of Corbyn's Labour

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2018061820180620 (R4)

George Parker explores Labour's new policies and how far-reaching they will be.

In this programme we speak to John McDonnell about his role as the economic policy mastermind behind the Corbyn project. Do his policies represent mainstream European social democracy or is his long political march towards power going to lead to something much more radical - is there, indeed, a secret agenda?

We speak to business leaders and political opponents who fear the country could be crippled by a Labour government following quick on the heels of Brexit. And the supporters who believe that Mr McDonnell has the seriousness of intent to make sure that his one shot at power is not wasted: that Labour really can transform capitalism.

Producer: Peter Snowdon.

Steve Richards presents a series examining the state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.

George Parker explores Labour's new policies and how far-reaching they will be.

In this programme we speak to John McDonnell about his role as the economic policy mastermind behind the Corbyn project. Do his policies represent mainstream European social democracy or is his long political march towards power going to lead to something much more radical - is there, indeed, a secret agenda?

We speak to business leaders and political opponents who fear the country could be crippled by a Labour government following quick on the heels of Brexit. And the supporters who believe that Mr McDonnell has the seriousness of intent to make sure that his one shot at power is not wasted: that Labour really can transform capitalism.

Producer: Peter Snowdon.

Steve Richards presents a series examining the state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.

2018061820180620 (R4)

George Parker explores Labour's new policies and how far-reaching they will be.

Steve Richards presents a series examining the state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.

In this programme we speak to John McDonnell about his role as the economic policy mastermind behind the Corbyn project. Do his policies represent mainstream European social democracy or is his long political march towards power going to lead to something much more radical - is there, indeed, a secret agenda?

We speak to business leaders and political opponents who fear the country could be crippled by a Labour government following quick on the heels of Brexit. And the supporters who believe that Mr McDonnell has the seriousness of intent to make sure that his one shot at power is not wasted: that Labour really can transform capitalism.

Producer: Peter Snowdon.

2018062520180627 (R4)

Iain Watson looks at how the Labour party is changing across the country.

Steve Richards presents a series examining the state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.

01Episode 12018061120180613 (R4)

The political journalist and commentator Steve Richards presents the first part of a new series about Jeremy Corbyn. Having previously explored the Labour leader's extraordinary path to the top of his party, Steve updates the story to cover the events of the past year and explore prospects for the future. Jeremy Corbyn surprised his critics by achieving much better than expected results at the general election in June 2017. How far has he strengthened his leadership and his standing in the country? Tracing the key moments in the period since, such as the internal struggles over Brexit and the row over anti-Semitism, we explore how Jeremy Corbyn has been adapting to the challenges of leadership and preparing for possible power.

Producer: Leala Padmanabhan.

Steve Richards examines the current state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.

Steve Richards presents a series examining the state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.

The political journalist and commentator Steve Richards presents the first part of a new series about Jeremy Corbyn. Having previously explored the Labour leader's extraordinary path to the top of his party, Steve updates the story to cover the events of the past year and explore prospects for the future. Jeremy Corbyn surprised his critics by achieving much better than expected results at the general election in June 2017. How far has he strengthened his leadership and his standing in the country? Tracing the key moments in the period since, such as the internal struggles over Brexit and the row over anti-Semitism, we explore how Jeremy Corbyn has been adapting to the challenges of leadership and preparing for possible power.

Producer: Leala Padmanabhan.

Steve Richards examines the current state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.

Steve Richards presents a series examining the state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.

Steve Richards examines the current state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.

Steve Richards presents a series examining the state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.

The political journalist and commentator Steve Richards presents the first part of a new series about Jeremy Corbyn. Having previously explored the Labour leader's extraordinary path to the top of his party, Steve updates the story to cover the events of the past year and explore prospects for the future. Jeremy Corbyn surprised his critics by achieving much better than expected results at the general election in June 2017. How far has he strengthened his leadership and his standing in the country? Tracing the key moments in the period since, such as the internal struggles over Brexit and the row over anti-Semitism, we explore how Jeremy Corbyn has been adapting to the challenges of leadership and preparing for possible power. The programme weaves narrative and archive with interviews with key players, both supporters and critics of the Labour leader.

Producer: Leala Padmanabhan.

032018062520180627 (R4)

With more than half a million members, Labour is now on the march, but where is it headed? In the concluding part of this series, Iain Watson explores the changing nature of Britain's official opposition, as it may be transforming itself from a conventional political party into a mass movement. And leading the way are those who have gone in a short time from the margins to the mainstream.

How firm is the Left's hold on Labour now? Is Jeremy Corbyn the most powerful leader in the party's history? But will grassroots campaign group Momentum's attempt to shift power to the expanded membership lead to conflict with the unions? And can Corbyn's Labour deliver on its radical promises, or might it disappoint a membership fuelled by idealism and hunger for change?

Contributors include: Labour's election coordinator, Andrew Gwynne MP; Momentum's founder, Jon Lansman; Ed Miliband's former chief of staff, Lucy Powell MP; Mayor of Salford, Paul Dennett; Seema Chandwani from the Campaign For Labour Party Democracy; Mike Payne from the GMB; Darren Williams of Welsh Labour Grassroots; and in his first interview, the party's former Director of Governance and Legal, John Stolliday.

Producers: Adam Bowen and Katy Dillon.

Iain Watson looks at how the Labour party is changing across the country.

Steve Richards presents a series examining the state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.

With more than half a million members, Labour is now on the march, but where is it headed? In the concluding part of this series, Iain Watson explores the changing nature of Britain's official opposition, as it may be transforming itself from a conventional political party into a mass movement. And leading the way are those who have gone in a short time from the margins to the mainstream.

How firm is the Left's hold on Labour now? Is Jeremy Corbyn the most powerful leader in the party's history? But will grassroots campaign group Momentum's attempt to shift power to the expanded membership lead to conflict with the unions? And can Corbyn's Labour deliver on its radical promises, or might it disappoint a membership fuelled by idealism and hunger for change?

Contributors include: Labour's election coordinator, Andrew Gwynne MP; Momentum's founder, Jon Lansman; Ed Miliband's former chief of staff, Lucy Powell MP; Mayor of Salford, Paul Dennett; Seema Chandwani from the Campaign For Labour Party Democracy; Mike Payne from the GMB; Darren Williams of Welsh Labour Grassroots; and in his first interview, the party's former Director of Governance and Legal, John Stolliday.

Producers: Adam Bowen and Katy Dillon.

Iain Watson looks at how the Labour party is changing across the country.

Steve Richards presents a series examining the state of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership.