Our Guest Editor for the next few days is…

June 26, 2013 6:00 pm

It doesn’t happen very often, but I’m taking a few days away from the site – I’ll be back on Tuesday.

In the meantime the site will be Guest Edited by the fantastic Emma Burnell. A long standing contributor and columnist for LabourList, Emma is well known to LabourList readers as well as those who keep up with her popular Scarlet Standard blog . She will be commissioning pieces from across the Labour movement and I hope bringing a different flavour to LabourList over the next few days. You can contact her here.

Best of luck to Emma – and see you next week

Latest

  • Comment Scotland How could Labour tackle inequality in an independent Scotland?

    How could Labour tackle inequality in an independent Scotland?

    Labour has worked to reject a central claim of the pro-independence campaign, that an independent Scotland would be a fairer and more equal country. Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont has insisted that Alex Salmond doesn’t care enough about social justice to reduce inequality, and Gordon Brown has predicted that SNP policy to lower corporation tax will start a race to the bottom on wages. Despite growing support for independence in working class communities, Labour’s argument seems to resonate. Writing for […]

    Read more →
  • Comment Labour shouldn’t increase National Insurance contributions to fund the NHS

    Labour shouldn’t increase National Insurance contributions to fund the NHS

    What’s safer, more appealing and more likely to guarantee electoral victory than the clinical and antiseptic interpretation of a ComRes survey? Expensive American politicos-for-hire might have a claim to the title. Still, the news that 49% of people would pay more [tax] if the money was going directly to the National Health Service (NHS) should be taken with a daily recommended amount of salt. People might say to a nice young surveyor, “Sure, I don’t mind paying a little more […]

    Read more →
  • News Glasman: Catholics should trust Labour

    Glasman: Catholics should trust Labour

    In an interview with the Catholic Hearld, Labour peer Maurice Glasman has argued that Catholics should put their trust in the Labour Party. Known for making controversial comments, Glasman begin by recognising the ways in which he feels Labour have potentially alienated Catholic voters and “all faithful people” – by failing to appreciate the family. He says that this is because “Labour has been captured by a kind of aggressive public sector morality which is concerned with the individual and the […]

    Read more →
  • Comment To get young people involved in politics, we have to make sure they’re registered to vote

    To get young people involved in politics, we have to make sure they’re registered to vote

    To win next year, Labour must attract and motivate young voters. That’s why Ed Miliband has asked Ivan lewis and Lisa Nandy to ensure our election campaign considers this group over the next 8 months. As Mark Ferguson wrote this week, young voters overwhelmingly support Labour, but are unlikely to vote. Actually, the challenge for our party is even greater. Young people are often not on the electoral register. At the time of the last census, nearly a half of […]

    Read more →
  • News Polling Labour and Tories will win the same number of seats, says top pollster

    Labour and Tories will win the same number of seats, says top pollster

    Most political commentators seem to be hedging their bets a little with their predictions for next year’s election, but none have gone quite so far as respected pollster Peter Kellner (President of YouGov) who reckons that Labour and the Tories will win exactly the same number of seats. In the new copy of Prospect, Kellner raises no eyebrows when he says: “My own current guess is that both Labour and the Conservatives will fall short of outright victory.” Neither is it […]

    Read more →