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  • Comment Labour must do more to be a technologically literate party

    Labour must do more to be a technologically literate party

    To know what was going on at the Labour Party Conference you consulted the very pretty and professional conference app. If you preferred things the old fashioned way, then you could look up fringe events and exhibitors in the thick booklet that was handed out.  However if you wanted to search a pdf copy of the booklet for a keyword, or lookup information on the web, then you were out of luck entirely. The stage at the Labour Party Conference […]

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  • News Who is the mystery person paying for private polling on Cameron’s holiday plans?

    Who is the mystery person paying for private polling on Cameron’s holiday plans?

    Recently, I was sent some screenshots of an online survey – conducted over the summer – on unfolding events in the Middle East. It appeared to be an attempt to gauge how the British public felt about the government’s handling of ISIS, and what should happen next. There were questions on whether and how Britain should intervene, and on how different international institutions/world leaders (including the Prime Minister) were handling the crisis. One question in particular leapt out though, which […]

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  • News Labour will tackle “diversity deficit” in business boardrooms

    Labour will tackle “diversity deficit” in business boardrooms

    Chuka Umunna, the Shadow Business Secretary, will today announce plans to introduce legislation that requires businesses to release information on the racial make up of their workforce, in an effort to improve the number of people from ethnic minority backgrounds in boardrooms. Building on reforms that would make similar requirements of companies about their gender diversity, today’s announcement comes after it was revealed that over half FTSE 100 companies have no non-white directors whatsoever. Umunna said: “At the top of […]

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  • Featured 5 thing I’ve learned at Tory conference (so far)

    5 thing I’ve learned at Tory conference (so far)

    I’m almost 24 hours in to my first Tory conference, which is a strange experience for a Labour-supporting blogger. It’s a little like being a Cold War era spy (blending into the background, nodding a lot at things you don’t understand), except the Tory Party know I’m here and I’m wearing a big name badge that says “LabourList”. Here are five things I’ve learned so far: 1. Cheery resignation: If last week’s Labour conference was a bit flat, this week’s […]

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  • Comment Featured How the Labour leadership misunderstand two of their biggest problems

    How the Labour leadership misunderstand two of their biggest problems

    Even before Ed Miliband entered the stage last Tuesday afternoon to give his conference speech, a few of us knew there would be no big surprise. A source close to the leader had earlier told a group of assembled journalists and activists that they wanted to focus on the “big six” national goals, not a surprise that would grab all the attention. Understandably, the assembled audience came out disappointed. The media, who needed a fresh story since the six goals […]

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