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  • Featured News Iain McNicol stands down as general secretary of the Labour Party

    Iain McNicol stands down as general secretary of the Labour Party

    Iain McNicol, general secretary of the Labour Party, has decided to stand down to “pursue new projects” after a “tumultuous seven years”. McNicol has been the most senior employee of the party since he was selected by Labour’s national executive committee in July 2011, when Ed Miliband was leader. Under Corbyn, the general secretary saw difficulties around the 2016 leadership election when he was accused of trying to prevent Corbyn from getting on the ballot paper. The Huffington Post reports […]

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  • Featured News Video Sikh Labour MP Tan Dehsi “disgusted” by racist attack outside Parliament

    Sikh Labour MP Tan Dehsi “disgusted” by racist attack outside Parliament

    Labour MP Tan Dehsi says he was “disgusted” after a visitor to Parliament nearly had his turban pulled off by an unknown man who shouted “Muslim go back home”. In a video posted on Twitter, the first turban-wearing Sikh MP said: ″I was disgusted that someone filled with such hatred tried to pull off the turban of one of my guests standing in the queue outside the British Parliament on Wednesday night.” Dehsi and his guest spoke with the police after the […]

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  • Brexit Comment Europe Featured Uncategorized Manuel Cortes: Only Labour can save us from May’s begging bowl Brexit strategy

    Manuel Cortes: Only Labour can save us from May’s begging bowl Brexit strategy

    As the Tory Brexit shambles unravels, our future within the European Union is not the only future that should preoccupy us. Pronouncements by some senior Tories and the DUP this week are pointing to something far more sinister. It seems the no deal Brexiteers want to turn the clock back 20 years and undo the peace deal that was the Good Friday Agreement. Make no mistake: the price of their no deal is our Irish peace process.  No one should underestimate the potential damage this […]

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  • Featured News Morning LabourList: The women in Yarl’s Wood

    Morning LabourList: The women in Yarl’s Wood

    Sign up to LabourList’s morning email for everything Labour, every weekday morning. Following Diane Abbott’s immigration speech earlier this week, today she will visit Yarl’s Wood. I’m told the shadow home secretary has been trying to access Britain’s largest detention centre for women since she took up her post over a year ago. Now that she is being allowed in, she will speak to the detainees face-to-face and see the conditions they are living in first-hand. The visit comes at […]

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  • Comment Featured Local Government 5 reasons Labour won 67% of the vote in the East Brighton by-election

    5 reasons Labour won 67% of the vote in the East Brighton by-election

    Even though I had watched the ballot papers pile up in my tray at the count, I was still stunned to find we had secured 67% of the vote to hold the ward of East Brighton in the Brighton and Hove City council by-election on 8th February. Here’s how it happened. 1. We knew where the vote was and we found more We’ve had more than our fair share of by-elections in this ward and although it is traditionally Labour, […]

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