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  • Featured Emily Thornberry resigns from the Shadow Cabinet

    Emily Thornberry resigns from the Shadow Cabinet

    UPDATE: Emily Thornberry has released the following statement: “Earlier today I sent a tweet which has caused offence to some people. That was never my intention and I have apologised. “However I will not let anything distract from Labour’s chance to win the coming General Election. “I have therefore tonight told Ed Miliband I will resign from the shadow cabinet.” Thornberry reportedly had a private dressing-down from Miliband earlier today. A source tells LabourList: “Ed and Emily had a second […]

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  • News Labour MP urges fellow MPs to back bill to curb zero hours contracts tomorrow

    Labour MP urges fellow MPs to back bill to curb zero hours contracts tomorrow

    Tomorrow Clive Efford’s, isn’t the only Private Members Bill that’ll have it’s second reading in the Commons. Another will be the Zero Hours Contract Bill, put forward by Labour MP Ian Mearns. The bill aims to limit the use of zero hours contacts – much in line with Miliband’s speech last week. Mearns has written to his colleagues, urging all who are present for Clive Efford’s NHS bill to stay afterwards and support his bill. He points out that since […]

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  • News Scotland Labour to vote against Tory-backed devolution motion

    Labour to vote against Tory-backed devolution motion

    Today, as campaigners and voters are out in force in Rochester and Strood for the by-election, a vote will take place in the House of Commons on the motion brought forward by Tory MP Dominic Raab. The motion is about devolution following the Scottish referendum – it proposes a review of the Barnett formula, and says it will ‘address the West Lothian question’. Although the motion is co-signed by Labour MPs such as Frank Field, Kate Hoey and John Cryer […]

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  • News Video This is how Boris Johnson speaks to those who dare to question him

    This is how Boris Johnson speaks to those who dare to question him

    Earlier this week, the Guardian reported that Boris Johnson was considering 90% funding cuts to youth and education schemes. Understandably, Labour Assembly Members wanted to question the Mayor on this, so Andrew Dismore put him on the spot. Boris did not take it well… This man wants to be Prime Minister. He’ll have to get much better at being scrutinised than this…

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  • Comment Unlike under this government, there will be no targets for benefit sanctions under Labour

    Unlike under this government, there will be no targets for benefit sanctions under Labour

    This post is written by Rachel Reeves and Stephen Timms This week’s report from Oxfam, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), the Church of England and The Trussell Trust makes shocking reading for anyone who believes our welfare state is there to ensure nobody in our society falls into extreme want or deprivation. The Trussell Trust has previously reported that 913,138 people were given three days emergency food and support in 2013-14 – more than ten times as many as in 2009-10. This […]

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