An absolutely remarkable and moving film produced in the final two weeks of Philip Gould’s life. His book, “When I Die: Lessons from the Death Zone” is published in the UK by Little Brown. Proceeds from the book will go to the National Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Fund and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Click on the links to make a donation.
The increasingly acrimonious Labour leadership debate is very much a battle over personalities rather than policies. Yet Jeremy Corbyn’s recently published “Economy in 2020” represents perhaps the clearest statement of political intent. He should be congratulated for going this far to spell out his economic vision. The problem is this vision is deeply flawed. Corbyn is right in his critique of Tory policies and the recent budget. But he’s wrong on the deficit and borrowing. His insistence that “we should […]Read more →
Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed that he will support the campaign to keep Britain in the European Union in the upcoming referendum. After dropping hints that he might support the campaign to leave following the Greek debt crisis, Corbyn came under increasing pressure from pro-EU voices in the party to clarify his stance. According to The Guardian, Corbyn was sent a letter by MPs Phil Wilson and Pat Glass, co-chairs of the Labour Yes group, requesting that he […]Read more →
Yvette Cooper has sent a warning to the Labour Party about “a choice of two futures” in the leadership contest. The message, in an interview in this morning’s Independent, comes after a leaked private poll of unknown origin last night suggested Cooper could be in second place. Cooper says that if Labour makes “the wrong choice in this election, we will be condemning our world to a Tory future.” This echoes her remarks made in the Sunday Mirror this weekend, when she […]Read more →
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A private poll leaked to the Daily Mirror has given Jeremy Corbyn another huge lead in the first round of voting, and sees him narrowly winning in the final round. It is the third poll showing a Corbyn victory, following a YouGov one for The Times last week and another private poll leaked to the New Statesman’s Stephen Bush the week before. However, this new poll puts Yvette Cooper, and not Andy Burnham, in second place – and shows her […]Read more →
Kendall criticises Government record on women in the workplace as 300,000 more women than men are out of work
Liz Kendall has criticised the Government’s record on women in the workplace, as evidence shows 300,000 more women than men are out of work. The Trade Unions Congress and the Office for National Statistics have today released figures that show nearly 300,000 more women than men are not in work. This suggests that there is a gender gap in terms of new jobs that have been created. This research shows that 4,103,000 people ‘want work’ – this is people who […]Read more →