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  • Comment The Calais crisis highlights the poverty of Tory immigration policies

    The Calais crisis highlights the poverty of Tory immigration policies

    The continuing crisis in Calais is a mess. It has not only hit trade and tourism between the UK and France, but exposed deep divisions between them. This is not to mention the human toll on the migrants seeking a new life in the UK. Each side has been too happy to place blame at the feet of the other. Cameron’s government is quick to remind the French that migrants in Calais camps are in France and so it is […]

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  • Comment Decommissioning machine politics is hard. Labour must adapt or be evolved out of existence

    Decommissioning machine politics is hard. Labour must adapt or be evolved out of existence

    I read Arnie Graf’s piece for LabourList yesterday with some interest. I have to say it struck me as a fairly restrained summation of conditions on the ground but left me a little underwhelmed as to the recommendations. Why? Because I don’t think they go far enough. My story is somewhat different to Arnie’s. For the last dozen or so years I’ve made a living predicting elections. Over many years it became a requirement of my predictions to anticipate price […]

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  • News Video Tony Blair has questions to answer over “illegal war” in Iraq says Jeremy Corbyn

    Tony Blair has questions to answer over “illegal war” in Iraq says Jeremy Corbyn

    Tony Blair needs to answer questions over the “illegal war” in Iraq, Jeremy Corbyn has said. The leadership contender was asked last night on Newsnight whether the former Prime Minister should stand trial on charges of war crimes, if it looked like he broke international law over the illegal 2003 invasion of Iraq. He responded:  “If he has committed a war crime, yes. Everybody who has committed a war crime should be.” The MP Islington North who was staunchly opposed […]

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  • News Report of Labour National Executive Committee meeting held on 21st July 2015

    Report of Labour National Executive Committee meeting held on 21st July 2015

    Report of Labour National Executive Committee meeting held on 21st July 2015 Harriet Harman’s Report Harriet noted that we are living in turbulent times for our party – the Conservative’s majority has given them a confidence they didn’t have after 2010 and it is clear their strategy is to consign the Labour movement to oblivion.  Our challenge is to earn back the trust of the people by being an effective opposition that listens and has answers to their concerns. Harriet […]

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  • Comment Featured The North punches below its full weight – but Corbyn won’t neglect it

    The North punches below its full weight – but Corbyn won’t neglect it

    A recent report indicated that of the ten poorest regions in the whole of northern Europe, nine are in Britain. In parts of the North the death of traditional industries has been replaced only with a service economy, warehousing and distribution. Often with these sectors has come part time working, false self-employment and temporary working or zero hours contracts. The North deserves better. Yorkshire is bigger in terms of population on its own than Scotland. But our economy is in […]

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