This weekend Ed Miliband made a fairly quiet announcement, after a trip to Afghanistan, that Labour would make it a specific criminal offence “to discriminate against members of the armed forces”. He proposed to change the law so a physical or verbal assault upon a member of the Armed Forces would be classed as an aggravated crime, where being in the Armed Forces was the motive for that assault. The press office told me Labour would introduce this in the […]
There’s been plenty of coverage of Ed Miliband (almost) ruling out an EU referendum today (of which more on LabourList this morning), but there’s been relatively little coverage of the six ways in which Labour wants to change Europe (which...
The recent passing of Ed Miliband’s party reforms (via the “Collins Review”) at Special Conference set in motion the process of changing the way the party is organised. But there were a number of loose ends to tie up, including how the...
John Mann writes to Ed Miliband – and calls on him to pledge an EU Referendum within 12 months of the next election
Labour backbencher John Mann has today written to Ed Miliband, calling on him to pledge an EU referendum within 12 months of the 2015 General Election. Citing a survey in his constituency, Mann says that “the people are becoming restless and my...
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These are clearly tough times for the Co-operative Group. Something has clearly gone wrong in the business and real change will be needed to put things right. The outgoing Chief Executive, Euan Sutherland is obviously a man of considerable intellect...
Despite the government trumpeting a recovery, hard working people and small businesses in places like Dudley are still struggling. Both will be watching the upcoming Budget closely for some sign that the government understands what they’re going...
Last week the Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission addressed the Annual Conference of the Association of Electoral Administrators in Blackpool. All good people, but all now involved in creating a dangerous culture of complacency over the introduction...
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