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    Miliband urged to act on housing and rail. What green surge? And Jowell still London Mayoral favourite

    Last week when Labour announced that they’d reduce tuition fees from £9,000 a year to £6,000 they made the fourth in their five general election pledges. This meant university fees were added to a list that already reads: 1)reduce the deficit 2) control immigration 3)protect and improve the NHS But what will be the party’s fifth and final pledge? As it’ll be made on 14th March, we wanted to know what LabourList readers would choose to be this final commitment. […]

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  • Video Labour releases attack ad over Cameron’s TV debate cowardice

    Labour releases attack ad over Cameron’s TV debate cowardice

    They aren’t letting this one drop…

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  • News Miliband announces Labour’s plan for older people

    Miliband announces Labour’s plan for older people

    Tomorrow (Friday March 6th) Ed Miliband will lay out Labour’s plans for older people – including how the party would protect pensions, retirement savings and free TV licences and bus passes. Miliband will make this announcement in Redcar (no.91 on their target seat list). While there he’ll say Labour would guarantee there would only be changes to Winter Fuel Payments for the richest 5% of pensioners but would keep TV licences and bus passes free for all who are of […]

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  • Comment Why did Michael Sheen make his speech? It’s because the stakes are so high for our NHS

    Why did Michael Sheen make his speech? It’s because the stakes are so high for our NHS

    It’s been a great week for the internet, whether your bag is controversially coloured dresses, hitchhiking weasels, llamas re-enacting Thelma & Louise, or – as I believe Wales Online uncovered yesterday – an impossibly adorable puppy that bears an uncanny resemblance to Hitler. But for me, the internet’s best produce this week was Michael Sheen’s blistering speech on the NHS. I won’t repeat it here, but spend five minutes reading it if you haven’t already. It was like catching a […]

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  • Comment The politics of justice – enforcing the minimum wage

    The politics of justice – enforcing the minimum wage

    I was astonished and genuinely outraged (as others have been) at the reported remarks of my MP Conservative George Freeman. When answering questions about the low enforcement and prosecutions for those not paying the minimum wage (under this government, there have only been 9, prosecutions and 162 named and shamed) Freeman talked about this criticism as “practising politics of envy”. Stella Creasy MP is absolutely right to call him out , saying this is “the politics of justice “. When […]

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