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  • Join the Labour team in marching for climate justice and jobs

    By Barry Gardiner MP and Clive Lewis MP On Sunday 29 November, on the eve of the international climate change talks in Paris, the Labour DECC team will be joining tens of thousands of people on the world’s biggest ever climate demonstration. It comes...

  • Sleight of hand is no way to run an economy

    The Chancellor giveth, and the Chancellor taketh away. And taketh away, And taketh away. Don’t be fooled. While the abandonment of Tax Credits cuts is to be welcomed – and should be rightly lauded as a genuine victory for Labour’s leadership...

  • These are the challenges Labour faces

    When I was elected to the post of General Secretary in 2011, one of my top priorities was to finish the process of paying off the £24.5m debt the Labour Party had built up after the 2005 general election, work my predecessor Ray Collins had already...

  • PMQs Verdict: Punchy performance from Corbyn on comfortable ground

    PMQs are difficult for an Opposition leader at the best of times; before an economic set-piece statement, they must be nigh on impossible. You’re going up against the Prime Minister blind, knowing the person across the despatch box knows every...

  • The griping and plots need to stop so we can get on with being an opposition

    The Conservatives are having a great time. Today, in their Spending Review they’ll outline their budget plans, which will include monumentally savage cuts. Deeper cuts than in any other major economy. Meanwhile, the Labour party is embroiled in internal...

  • The 8 lies the Tories tell about poverty

    In the town Kirkcaldy where I was brought up and which I represented in Parliament until earlier this year, there is a small and wonderfully innovative family centre devoted to helping children in need. Three years ago at Christmas it provided...

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