Today is the start of a process that will result in the manifesto the next Labour government will implement in office. The launch of the 8 National Policy Forum Final Year Documents – the framework for discussion at an NPF meeting in July and then for a vote at conference – are the result of massive input from the party and communities right across the country. Every one of these documents is rooted in the belief Ed Miliband has been […]
Unite halves affiliation fees to Labour – but pledges to help Labour make general election a “fair fight”
As expected, Unite’s Executive have today agreed to half the number of members they affiliate to the Labour Party in 2014, from 1 million down to 500,000 as a result of Miliband’s party reforms. That of course means a halving in Unite’s...
This week at PMQs there was an outbreak of relative unity as Ed Miliband and David Cameron discussed Britain’s response to the unfolding Ukraine crisis:
Jon Ashworth writes to the Cabinet Secretary – and raises questions over arrest of Cameron’s adviser Patrick Rock
Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary 10 Downing S London SW1A 2AA 05.03.14 Dear Sir Jeremy, I am writing to you about the arrest last month of the Prime Minister’s senior adviser, Patrick Rock, on allegations concerning child abuse images....
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Young people have been some of the hardest hit by the Coalition’s cuts. Tuition fees trebled, the Future Jobs Fund abolished, EMA scrapped and destructive higher education cuts. If the UK’s young unemployed formed one dole queue, it would...
Another miserably cold GC meeting on a Monday night in the late 90’s, the secretary reads out some standard resolutions condemning the party leadership and some round-robin letters from head office… “They are seeking nominations for something called...
By Johanna Baxter and Sadiq Khan MP When the Tory-led Government came to power in 2010, they promised a fresh start and a different kind of politics. But instead of opening up politics, they have closed it down. Instead of reaching out, they have appealed...
- The highlight of Labour’s long political cycle
- This is what an open party feels like
- Writing our manifesto together, from the grassroots up