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Can Labour Learn to Trust People?

Mar 26th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Left of centre think tanks Compass and Progress are joining forces at the end of April to host a discussion on Labour’s approach to public sector reform with Jon Cruddas, coordinator of the party’s policy review process.



Co-op Resource Centre Opens in Sheffield

Mar 25th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

A new information hub, library and resource centre for the Yorkshire co-operative movement opened its doors in Sheffield last month.



Labour MP Calls for Greater Role for Co-ops

Mar 14th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Labour and Co-op Party MP Jim Dobbin this week called for community co-ops to be given a greater role on local enterprise partnerships and better understanding and support the business community.



Labour’s Policy Proposals Published

Mar 11th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

The Labour Party has published its final set of policy documents for consultation and amendment by CLPs before they are adopted for its ‘One Nation manifesto’ next year.

Produced by its National Policy Forum (NPF) following Labour’s policy review process, the eight papers are available on the party’s Your Britain website, and represent its current thinking on the economy; work and business; living standards and quality of life; community, housing and local government; education; health; politics; and foreign policy.



Axing the ILF will be ‘Catastrophic’ for Disabled People

Mar 7th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The government’s decision to axe the Independent Living Fund will have ‘catastrophic’ consequences for disabled people, according to the Unite union.



Rally Against Racism

Mar 7th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Unite and the TUC are organising a march and rally in London to mark the United Nation’s Anti-racism Day on Saturday 22 March.



WWI: ‘Workers, Stand for Peace’

Feb 28th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

On 31 July 1914 the ILP’s Keir Hardie and Arthur Henderson signed an ‘Appeal to the British Working Class’ on behalf of the British section of the International Socialist Bureau, which called for them to ‘act promptly and vigorously in the interests of peace’.

‘There is no time to lose,’ they said. ‘Men and women of Britain, you have now an unexampled opportunity of showing your power, rendering a magnificent service to humanity and to the world. Proclaim that for you the days of plunder and butchery have gone by. Send messages of peace and fraternity to your fellows who have less liberty than you.’



Welfare Cuts ‘Leading to Suicide Threats’

Feb 28th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Government welfare cuts are driving people to the edge of suicide, claimed the Unite union this week before an MPs’ debate on the impact of welfare reforms on disabled people.



An Economy for Working People

Feb 28th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

‘Building an economy that works for working people’ is the title of the next seminar in a series looking at the party’s politics and direction hosted by leading Labour MPs close to the One Nation project.



Is Young the New Poor?

Feb 14th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The latest instalment of the Kilburn Manifesto, on class and generation under neoliberalism, will be launched at a Soundings seminar in London on Thursday 20 February.