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  • Featured Syriza’s victory? I’ve got mixed feelings

    Syriza’s victory? I’ve got mixed feelings

    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 our Tory Party, New Democracy, and the fascist Golden Dawn. I hope that the economic and social nightmare the Greek people have endured will be brought to an end. The economic medicine the international community demanded Greece swallow […]

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  • Comment Only by understanding the Holocaust can we adequately tackle modern-day intolerance

    Only by understanding the Holocaust can we adequately tackle modern-day intolerance

    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 who survived. We must honour those who still today share their experiences with the rest of us. And we must educate each coming generation about the realities of the Holocaust, as direct memories fade and our enemies seek to distort […]

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  • Featured Miliband unveils NHS promise as Labour’s 3rd election pledge – as Burnham outlines 10-year vision for the health service

    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 staff through the Mansion Tax, hitting tobacco firms and cracking down on tax avoidance) pledging to: “Build an NHS with the time to care:  20,000 more nurses and 8,000 more GPs. Join up services from home to hospital, guaranteeing GP appointments […]

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  • News Dave Watts stands down as PLP Chair

    Dave Watts stands down as PLP Chair

    A few weeks ago it was announced that PLP Chair Dave Watts would be leaving Parliament in May (the selection process for Watts’ seat in St Helens has already begun). This evening Watts has announced that he’ll be stepping down as PLP Chair as soon as his successor is elected. Speaking this evening, the outgoing PLP Chair said: “There can be no bigger privilege than serving the people of St Helens, the town where my family and I live, for […]

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  • News Polling Labour 10 points ahead of the Tories in London – but behind the Tories in three evening polls

    Labour 10 points ahead of the Tories in London – but behind the Tories in three evening polls

    Update: Three more polls out this evening – and all three put Labour behind the Tories by one point. It’s the first time Survation has had the Tories ahead in this Parliament, and the first time ComRes has recorded a Tory lead since 2011. YouGov also have a one point lead for the Tories. SURVATION – CON 31% (+2); LAB 30% (-2); UKIP 23% (+3); LD 7% (-4); SNP 5% (+2); GRE 3% (+1); OTHER 1% (0) COMRES – CON 31% (+2); Labour 30%(-2); […]

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