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So Compass holds a debate about the relevance, or not, of tactical voting in the run up May and straight away John Spellar MP and then Luke Akehurst are on to us. John accused us of calling on people ‘not to vote Labour”, Luke says we are ‘naïve’. Well first lets be clear: we have set up the space on our website for a debate; we have one article for tactical voting and one against. We wanted to see what […]Read more →
Yvette Cooper has accused Nigel Farage of attempting to exploit concerns about immigration rather than attempting to come up with practical policies. The Shadow Home Secretary also derided UKIP for getting themselves in a “ridiculous tangle” on the issue – last week a spokesperson for the party said they would introduce a net migration target of 50,000, while Farage today claims that it is not party policy. This follows Ed Miliband attacking David Cameron for missing his 2010 immigration promises […]Read more →
There are only three PMQs left until the election. Three more of these turgid, unattractive, unedifying and borderline pointless sessions to sit through before May. If this is the highlight of the Parliamentary week then Parliament can’t prorogue quick enough, frankly. Evidently many MPs feel the same, judging by the wide open spaces on the green benches this lunchtime. After a few minutes MPs had all spaced themselves out a little bit to make the place look a bit less […]Read more →
Andy Burnham, Shadow Health Secretary, has said that charities should be the “preferred provider” of NHS services. He has said that Labour would introduce legislation, to get rid of parts of the contentious 2012 Health and Social Care Act, that would mean not-for-profit organisations would be seen as the “preferred provider” for the NHS. Contracts would be five or ten year agreements. This is part of Labour’s plan for health and social care. Speaking at the Association of Chief Executives […]Read more →
Incomes have returned to pre-recession levels, according to new research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), but have not yet reached the all-time highs that existed at the time of the last election. Much of Labour’s election campaign is based on the fall in living standards under the current Government, and the party says today’s report confirms that people are worse off now than in 2010. The IFS say that it was not the decline of wages following 2010 […]Read more →