This weekend, Ed Miliband and I are in Afghanistan visiting the Armed Forces in Camp Bastion. The British combat mission may be coming to an end, but it’s clear from what I’ve seen here and what our service men and women have told me: there is much work yet to be done. The loss of 448 members of our brave Armed Forces is an every day reminder of the service and sacrifice that men and women from communities across the […]
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...
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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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When Ed Miliband announced Labour’s aim of building 200,000 homes a year by 2020 in England last September, the Financial Times reported that housebuilders had called it a ‘wild’ plan and that the party ‘fails to understand how real markets work’....
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