This week has brought the role of party members and activists back to the front pages. That’s rather unusual to be honest – and rightly so, as party members (swivel eyed and otherwise) make up only 1% of the British population. Being a party member is already a niche interest. You are somewhat odd if you’re a party member – sorry to break that to you, but of course I’m odd too (and quite possibly odder than you). What swivel-eyed [...]
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From: HERBERT, Nick Sent: 20 May 2013 16:29 To: HERBERT, Nick Subject: Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill – voting today Dear Colleague Thank you for your support for the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at Second Reading. You will be...
Whilst the Westminster village has been working itself up into a lather over the rise of UKIP and when/if there should be an EU referendum, the DWP snuck out a report on the evidence of DWP league tables that we brought you recently. It’s a total...
- Labour’s Equal marriage Bill amendment on Civil Partnerships
- Is Ed Miliband picking a fight with Google?
- Eric Joyce threatens Falkirk by-election over “entryism” concerns – Media roundup: May 20th, 2013
We do not stigmatise your country, Deputy Prime Minister. It is you and your party we find distasteful
Last Saturday a senior European politician wrote an article in the British press which made you want to shout at the computer screen. Not such an unusual event, you might think, but this was not a debater’s disagreement as one might have had with...
Until Cameron spells out exactly what he wants to “renegotiate”, we’re all “Don’t Knows” on the Europe question
The rift in the Conservative Party over the European Union has blown wide open and now threatens to consume the party in all-out civil war. Cameron’s set-piece speech on Europe where he announced that he would hold an In-Out Referendum by 2017 was supposed...
So here we are again. Gay Marriage. Civil Partnerships. And a Tory rebellion. Except this time it’s different. Tim Loughton’s amendment calling for Civil Partnerships to be extended to heterosexual couples is being branded a “wrecking...
- We must challenge the biggest welfare myth of all
- The culture of high risk credit is being exploited by betting shops
- Should people be asked if they are party supporters when they register to vote?
Labour’s new Party Election Broadcast has been released online. It’s built around Ed Miliband’s recent campaign visits on his “soapbox” – and on the importance of giving...
The Labour Party have released the first in what is expected to be a series of Local Elections Diary videos from Ed Miliband (although it’s not strictly speaking a diary – it’s more of...
- Labour’s latest Party Political Broadcast – ‘Made by the Many’
- Miliband responds to Blair critique
- George Galloway praises the “cohesive, pristine, innocent culture” of North Korea