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    Labour unveil their rural manifesto

    Labour have today launched their rural manifesto, in which they outline how they’d ensure the economy works for people in rural areas. Labour’s plan includes a pledge to replace the Agricultural Wages Board (abolished by the coalition) with a taskforce that would address low pay and conditions for agricultural workers.  Alongside policies like the energy price freeze, the party’s rural manifesto (which you can read here) includes expanding the powers of the Groceries Code Adjudicator (the supermarket watchdog); cutting rates […]

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  • News Video Milibrand vs Brand – The Trailer

    Milibrand vs Brand – The Trailer

    The much awaited full interview is out tomorrow – but here’s the trailer. It doesn’t give much away – but it doesn’t look like Brand is going to give Miliband an easy ride…

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  • Featured News Video Why won’t Michael Fallon rule out stabbing Britain in the back over Trident?

    Why won’t Michael Fallon rule out stabbing Britain in the back over Trident?

    Three weeks ago Michael Fallon went negative with an ugly and unpleasant attack on Ed Miliband, accusing him planning to stab Britain in the back over Trident renewal. Since then we’ve also had Boris Johnson repeating Fallon’s backstab myth (or should that be Lynton Crosby’s – we know who write’s the script). So imagine our surprise when we saw Michael Fallon – yes, the same Michael Fallon – repeatedly and cravenly refusing to rule out voting against Trident renewal under a […]

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  • News Scotland Sturgeon gives backing to abusive Twitter troll candidate

    Sturgeon gives backing to abusive Twitter troll candidate

    Nicola Sturgeon has given her backing to the SNP candidate who until earlier this month was using an anonymous Twitter account to hurl abuse at pro-UK campaigners. The SNP leader came under pressure last week to suspend Neil Hay, the candidate for Edinburgh South, after it became clear he taken on an online pseudonym to mock pensioners and compare No vote supporters to Nazi collaborators. After a newspaper brought the account to the attention of the SNP, Hay deleted it […]

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  • Comment Remembering the dead, fighting for the living

    Remembering the dead, fighting for the living

    Today millions around the world will stand to ‘Remember the dead and fight for the living’ at events, demonstrations and vigils held to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD). This annual commemoration for all those who have been killed, disabled, injured or made ill as a result of accidents at work or occupational disease, is also an important opportunity to highlight the tireless efforts of groups and individuals who are fighting to improve health and safety at work and to protect […]

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