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Last Tuesday I stopped by a Team Findlay phone bank in Glasgow. I was expecting to see a half dozen people making calls. There were close to 40. And that was just in Glasgow. More people were hitting the phones from Aberdeen to Ayrshire and from Dundee to Dumfries to take part in what we’re calling ‘Call 4 Change’. It’s been like this since my campaign kicked off two weeks ago. We launched ‘Neil 4 Scotland’ in the Miners’ Welfare in […]Read more →
On 14th April, more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted in Chibok, in north-eastern Nigeria, by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, prompting a widespread international outcry. Seven months later, many of these girls have still not been able to return to their homes and families. The hell they are still enduring can hardly be imagined. Here in the UK, there is cross-party support for Britain to continue to provide support – alongside our allies – to the Nigerian authorities in […]Read more →
Karl Turner MP has written a letter to David Cameron, asking him to give up the £1.5 million donated to the Tories by Dave Whelan, the owner of Wigan Athletic football club after he made “antisemitic and racist comments”. This comes after Whelan said “Jewish people chase money more than everybody else” and that there is ‘nothing’ wrong with calling a person from China a “chink”, defending the use of this racist term by claiming, “If any Englishman said he has […]Read more →
Up to now, Miliband has toyed at the edges of education, with no real commitment to how it will be funded or delivered. With Osborne’s budget (not to mention the election) fast approaching, Labour must commit. And to secure the votes of students it must commit to a series of offers for Further and Higher education that inspire and transform the sector. Here’s the five I most want to hear: 1. Investment in part-time learning The number of part time […]Read more →
Dame Tessa Jowell, widely seen as a Labour frontrunner for London Mayor, has confirmed she will seek the party nomination to run in 2016. Speaking to a Labour fundraiser in Ealing, west London tonight, Jowell said that when the selection race starts in May next year she will give it her “best shot” – but won’t make any formal announcement until then. According to people at the fundraiser, the Dulwich and West Norwood MP told party members: “I keep being […]Read more →