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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Had it not been for this article in the Guardian I don’t know whether we would have bothered to complete a questionnaire from the Co-op despite receiving a letter about it this week. My family and I are longstanding members of the Co-op and of the...
The European elections are looming and David Cameron says he wants to ‘renegotiate’ Britain’s deal with Brussels. We know what that means: social Europe. While he is happy for Europe to be a space for trade, he doesn’t want it as a...
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...
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