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  • Comment 5 things that Labour can learn from feminism

    5 things that Labour can learn from feminism

    This post is written by Anya Pearson and Rosie Rogers From UK Feminista, Daughters of Eve to No More Page 3, the new wave of feminism sweeping Britain has left party politics looking beached in comparison. One in four women have answered that they don’t know which party they will vote for in 2015 or else won’t be voting at all, trust in politicians is at an all-time low and policy struggles to offer inspiring solutions to the challenges people face in their daily […]

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  • Comment PMQs verdict: No apology is good enough. Freud must go, and he must go today

    PMQs verdict: No apology is good enough. Freud must go, and he must go today

    PMQs returns, and the Labour Party had an ambush waiting for Cameron. A recording from Lord Freud – the despicable welfare minister – saying that disabled people don’t deserve the full minimum wage (and suggesting that they might be paid £2 an hour) dropped only moments before PMQs. Ed Miliband – throat scratching as he delivered his lines without the aid of his voice – croaked as he spoke to the Commons. Yet the strained voice, painful as it sounded, actually seemed […]

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  • News Lord Freud’s apology “not the end of the matter”, say Labour

    Lord Freud’s apology “not the end of the matter”, say Labour

    Lord Freud has apologised for his comments suggesting that disabled people are “not worth” the minimum wage. After Miliband raised the comments at PMQs today, the minister in charge of welfare reform, which includes the introduction of the Bedroom Tax, issued a retraction: “I would like to offer a full and unreserved apology. I was foolish to accept the premise of the question. To be clear, all disabled people should be paid at least the minimum wage, without exception, and […]

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  • News Sadiq Khan to head up Labour’s anti-Green Party strategy

    Sadiq Khan to head up Labour’s anti-Green Party strategy

    Sadiq Khan has been given a new role in Labour’s election campaign, running a unit charged with dealing with the threat from the Green Party over the next seven months. The New Statesman’s George Eaton reveals that Khan has been handed the job by election co-ordinator Douglas Alexander. The Tooting MP’s previous stint as chair of Liberty, the civil liberties campaign organisation, means he is widely considered as well-placed to recapture socially liberal voters lost during the New Labour years. […]

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  • Featured David Cameron’s government: some disabled people are “not worth the full wage” 

    David Cameron’s government: some disabled people are “not worth the full wage” 

    David Cameron’s welfare supremo has advocated treating those most in need differently by paying them below the national minimum wage. Lord David Freud, speaking at a fringe event at  Conservative Party Conference, said he thought there was “a group” of disabled people who are “not worth the full wage”. Lord Freud has exposed a face of the Conservative Party which sees the vulnerable as runners up, those in need as undeserving, and the minimum wage as applying just to a few of […]

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