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Labour’s approach to EU budget reform is all wrong NEW
Labourlist 1 Year, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 11 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
If anyone in the Labour Party should know how the European Union works it’s Peter Hain. A member of the Convention of the Future of Europe in the early 2000s, Hain will have seen how sensible proposals, compellingly argued, can lead to results...
I’d never been called a Nazi before – until this summer… NEW
Labourlist 1 Year, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
I’ve been called a “Nazi” twice this summer. Well, once really. One time what they actually said was “fascist pig”, but I tend to lump all similar insults thrown at me in together. Sure, it might be a simplified way of categorising abuse, b...
What a waste of money NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 3 Months, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that I’m spending a few days this week in Strasbourg, as the once a month “Strasbourg session” of the European Parliament takes place. The whole European Parliament decamps to France f...
Labour members should support the Vita Cortex protest NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 4 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
While St. Patrick’s Day may be a time of celebration it also offers an opportunity to highlight a factory sit-in taking place in the Republic of Ireland that is now just over three months old. It is a sorry story of good people being denied redunda...
Happy St Patrick’s Day NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 8 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
One of the major questions thrown up during Refounding Labour was how do political parties retain a sense of relevance to diverse communities in the modern world. With traditional voter allegiances less secure and class based voting on the wain, poli...
Socialist Societies – more than the sum of our parts NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Labour’s Socialist Societies represent an enormously diverse range of topics and communities. As you will see from the pieces published on LabourList today, we are a vibrant group with interests ranging from education to the law, the environment to...
The NHS, and our campaigning weaknesses NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
The Government’s proposals for NHS reform are opposed by almost every part of the NHS, but they have been very good for the development of the Socialist Health Association. During 2011 we have really lived up to our description of ourselves as a ca...
Save the NES NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
The SEA is proud to be the only educational organisation affiliated to the Labour Party. The Association has a proud history. Since its inception as the National Association of Labour Teachers in the 1920s, it has grown into a broader church and in t...
Rough justice? NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Frazer Whitehead, chair of the Society of Labour Lawyers, examines the government’s partisan attacks on civil justice, trade unions and human rights. With a government pursuing an agenda of attacks on civil justice, employees, trade unions and huma...
A new political paradigm NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
Back in the early 1990s, the big new idea about New Labour was that our party challenged the paradigm which said that politicians had to choose between social policy and economic policy.  Labour argued that this was a false choice and that one had a...
Have some NHS campaigners lost their minds? NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 6 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
I love the NHS. I’m proud of the fact that your NHS number is one of the first things you receive when you’re born. Perhaps before you even have a name, you’re given a guarantee that your healthcare will be taken care of – fre...
We’ve come a long way on equality, but the fight isn’t over NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
LGBT issues are again headline news as the discussion about same-sex marriage hots up and the government’s proposed consultation gets closer. With a flurry of newspaper columns and a parade of senior religious figures appearing to tell us that chan...
Responsible Capitalism – A Christian Socialist Perspective NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 10 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
The life and teachings of Jesus exemplify real concern for the least in our society. Those who found themselves without a voice were given centre stage by Jesus and his followers. This simple and yet radical attitude has changed the lives of countles...
Socialist Societies and the Labour Party – a special and unbreakable bond NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Labour’s Socialist Societies have a special place in our party and our movement. Alongside the trades unions, we were there at the beginning, through the Fabians, when the Labour Party was founded. We were there when Labour first entered govern...
Housing: The Dog that didn’t bark is starting to bite NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Most people are well housed and can afford their homes.  That’s probably why housing often threatens to rise to the top of the political agenda but never quite does – in elections it is the dog that doesn’t bark.  The Welfare Reform Bill achi...
Introducing Socialist Societies Day NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
This week has been one of intense speculation over the way the Labour Party is run, but as Emma Burnell pointed out yesterday – it’s the members that make the party. Today on LabourList is about celebrating some of the fantastic diversity...
Complacency does not create jobs, only unemployment NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 1 Hour, 14 Minutes ago
It is a disgrace that Clegg and Cameron can describe this week’s employment figures as an improvement, when in Ogmore and Bridgend almost 500 more people are out of work in the last year. This Tory government, propped up by fellow-travelling LibDem...
We need full equal marriage, not this Tory compromise NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Much fanfare has been made about the opening this week of a government consultation on equal marriage. However if you look behind the headlines, all is not as it seems. I have two key issues with the government’s proposal as it stands: The firs...
Children studying at academies deserve good food too NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The moment when Jamie Oliver showed us what actually went in to our children’s school dinners – the infamous Turkey Twizzler – persuaded a nation that we owed our young people better. At a time when childhood obesity is becoming one of our nati...
Cutting Child Benefit – A Progressive Case for the Defence NEW
Labourlist 2 Years, 4 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
There were many reasons to commend the Labour Pre-Budget  Press Conference on Monday.  Good attack lines against the government on the 50p rate, a restatement of a costed five point plan to drive growth in the economy and a new pledge to cut higher...