There’s a countdown clock on my desk. I bought it when I was a Labour Party organiser, and remember the impending panic as the number of days ticked towards double digits, then single digits, then hours. Unlike in 2010 though, we’ve known the date of the general election for years. That’s had a profound impact on the way politics has been conducted in Britain and may – in part – have even played into the general sense of malaise amongst […]
“The future of our NHS is at stake in this general election” – read the full text of Miliband’s speech on the NHS
In just 100 days’ time, you, your friends and neighbours will join with people all over Britain to decide our future as a country. Will we be a country in which everyday working people can get ahead and have real hope for their children and the future? Will...
Research has found that of Labour’s 24 “safe” seats in England and Wales where a selection is taking place, the party is selecting more women than at the last general election. Analysis from Westbourne Communications, conducted by Lewis...
Miliband unveils NHS promise as Labour’s 3rd election pledge – as Burnham outlines 10-year vision for the health service
Tomorrow Ed Miliband will announce Labour’s third election pledge – following those on the deficit and immigration – and it’s on the NHS. Miliband will seek to hammer home the promise made at Labour conference (to fund more healthcare...
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I don’t share the unalloyed delight about Syriza’s victory in Greece, and the sense that there are lessons in this for Labour, that many Labour colleagues do. I’m delighted that the right has lost in Greece – both the conventional equivalent of...
Seventy years on from the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, it is more important than ever to remember the Holocaust. We must mark the anniversaries and milestones in solemn commemoration of the millions who perished. We must celebrate the lives of those...
This article is written by Giampi Alhadeff and Don Brind An American friend calls. He’s heard the Greeks are revolting and wonders if it’s safe to take a holiday there. Don’t worry, I say. The weather fabulous and blue, blue sea simply splendid....
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Hot on the heels of a poll that shows 52% of Scots are planning to vote SNP in May, Scottish Labour have a new election broadcast out tonight. The video – produced by Silverfish – is focused...
This evening the Labour Party have released their latest party election broadcast. Emailed out to members under the a rather forceful banner proclaiming “you should share this”, the video...
Last night Peter Mandelson, former Labour MP and business secretary, caused quite the stir on Newsnight. In an interview with Emily Maitlis, when asked about how taxation can help to reduce inequality...
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