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  • Featured Labour needs to take a serious look at UKIP’s manifesto

    Labour needs to take a serious look at UKIP’s manifesto

    UKIP are in the process of putting together a manifesto that is squarely targeted at disaffected Labour voters. In a number of constituencies Labour’s vote is tottering. If UKIP get their pitch right, it could be like giving a shaking ladder a firm kick. Normal people, to the extent they are aware them, consider manifestos as reading material on a par with phone books. And they are right. Especially when the people putting them together brutalise the English language with […]

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  • Comment Domestic and sexual violence in Britain is little short of a national scandal

    Domestic and sexual violence in Britain is little short of a national scandal

    What do an Assistant Director at a local council, a teacher, a Catholic mum married for over 20 years who ran a family business with her husband and a young Muslim retail assistant have in common? They are all victims of years of serious domestic abuse, picking up the pieces after finally finding the courage to leave their partners. They are just the tip of the iceberg. Since Ed Miliband and Yvette Cooper asked me to take on the role […]

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  • News Cuts hitting most deprived areas SIXTEEN times harder than least deprived

    Cuts hitting most deprived areas SIXTEEN times harder than least deprived

    New analysis shows that the ten most deprived boroughs have been hit 16 times harder by local government cuts than the ten least deprived boroughs. Using the Government’s measurement, the most deprived local authorities spending power-per-dwelling has dropped by an average of £782.10, while the least deprived authorities have only seen council funding cuts of £48.35. The London Borough of Newham, the third most deprived area in the country, has had its council funding cut by over £1,000 per household, while […]

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  • News Miliband appoints first Shadow Minister for Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls

    Miliband appoints first Shadow Minister for Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls

    Ed Miliband has today confirmed that Seema Malhotra MP has joined the Shadow Home Affairs team as the first Shadow Minister for Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls. Malhotra will “champion the needs of all victims of rape, domestic and sexual violence, as well as FGM, forced marriage, trafficking and prostitution”, as well as helping to shape  Labour’s Women’s Safety Commission. Seema joins the Shadow Home Affairs team after Helen Jones stepped down at the end of July, and released the following statement in […]

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  • Comment Featured Scotland The SNP will say anything, do anything, to try and get what they seek

    The SNP will say anything, do anything, to try and get what they seek

    Tonight we will see a television debate between Alistair Darling and Alex Salmond. With just over three weeks to go until 18 September it is an important moment in the campaign. But tonight’s two hours on television represents just one of the debates taking place across the country. Around kitchen tables, in work places, in the football terraces and on trains and buses, the referendum is galvanising political discussion like never before. People are in no doubt about the historic […]

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