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  • Featured Miliband says Labour will back airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq (but, not yet, in Syria)

    Miliband says Labour will back airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq (but, not yet, in Syria)

    After a a hastily arranged Shadow Cabinet meeting this afternoon in Manchester, Ed Miliband has announced this evening that Labour will back airstrikes against ISIL. However, the airstrikes will only (for the time being) take place in Iraq, where the government have asked for the support of the international community. The position Miliband set out yesterday (that Labour would want to see a UN Security Council Resolution before supporting action), only counts for the quagmire that is Syria, mired in […]

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  • Comment A chance to end Labour’s hypocrisy on working class representation?

    A chance to end Labour’s hypocrisy on working class representation?

    Practice what you preach. It’s not a bad a principle and it’s one that Labour could do with bearing in mind every now and again. Just before conference Labour’s shadow women’s and equalities minister, Gloria De Piero, announced the party would force public sector staff to declare their social class. To bring about change you need to know how bad a problem is and whether what you’re doing to solve it is working. Middle class domination of the upper reaches of […]

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  • News Video New party political broadcast – “Labour’s Plan for Britain’s Future”

    New party political broadcast – “Labour’s Plan for Britain’s Future”

    Labour have released a new party political broadcast to round off the Conference week. Called “Labour’s Plan for Britain’s Future”, it features Ed Miliband reflecting on conversations he has had with members of the public, what he feels the mood of the nation is, and setting out the policies he would carry out as prime minister to help working people.

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  • Comment English votes for English laws. Yes, but is that it?

    English votes for English laws. Yes, but is that it?

    ‘English home rule at heart of Tory campaign’, The Daily Telegraph‘s headline screams the morning of Ed Miliband’s last pre-election conference speech. The rise of UKIP, the demise of trust in English politics and Conservative efforts to mobilise the rage of citizens south of the border after the Scottish referendum shows how urgently we need to tackle the question of who wields authority in England. David Cameron wants the answer to be simple. He wants power to be concentrated with […]

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  • Featured Exclusive LabourList polling shows public back Miliband’s “Plan for Britain’s Future” – and support his call for UN vote on Syria

    Exclusive LabourList polling shows public back Miliband’s “Plan for Britain’s Future” – and support his call for UN vote on Syria

    Initial polling on Ed Miliband’s Conference speech shows that the public are largely supportive of Labour’s policy announcements. Carried out by Survation, this exclusive polling for LabourList shows that while many in the media (and some of those writing on LabourList) have been critical of today’s speech, the substance behind it is proving popular. Syria is obviously dominating the news – and the polling suggests the public backs Miliband’s preferred course of action with regards to ISIL. Today in his conference […]

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