Are there any patterns in the CLP nominations so far? | LabourList Luke Akehurst's analysis concludes "Corbyn’s lead may be stronger than the raw nomination figures suggest, that the gap between Burnham and Cooper may be a bit smaller, and that Kendall whilst still in a weak fourth place is doing a bit better and her transfers may have a critical impact on the outcome – they could easily put Cooper ahead of Burnham"
By Sergio Cesaratto The victory of ‘no’ opens two scenarios. The most likely is the further effort by the Syriza-led government to reach a new agreement with the Troika, but it is not clear why it should be given something that had not been given before. The financial upheaval of recent days may be such as […]
Italy’s Five Star Movement, which has campaigned for a referendum on the Euro, is in Athens today to support the Syriza government. Interview with Italian MP Alessandro Di Battista of the Five Star movement, who is participating in the delegation led by party leader Beppe Grillo. By Giacomo Russo Spena Top Quotes: Today’s referendum: “It is […]
What image will remain in the European Union in the wake of the Greek crisis? Indeed, whatever the outcome of this crisis, whether it results in a Greek default and a possible exit from the euro zone, or a capitulation of the Greek government, the consequences of this crisis on the EU and its image […]
Barcelona’s new radical mayor-elect has signalled her determination to secure a fair deal for exploited Telefonica-Movistar workers by threatening to curtail the company’s contract with the City to put pressure the company in its labour dispute. Outgoing mayor Xavier Triasa aimed to prolong the contract between the operator and the City Council for another year until July 2016, but that is now […]
In the past seven days we have been given a glimpse into what could lie ahead in our true blue Tory future. This is a government not content with simply demolishing the welfare state but seemingly hell bent on eradicating meaningful democracy itself.
Yesterday in Prime Minister’s Question Time, David Cameron proudly claimed that the Tories are the Party who are “standing up for working people”. Under normal circumstances, this would be enough to make us on the Labour benches in the House of Commons and working people across the country despair, but yesterday it just served […]
A technicality it may be, but today has seen the first unfettered Conservative budget of the twenty first century, the first for almost two decades. All illusions the True Blue Tory party have changed, that they are compassionate, have been shattered. The mask has not slipped it has been torn off and thrown into the […]
This week I didn't behave well. Really bad in fact. I mean I slow clapped the home secretary as she headed for her lobby. I then followed it with, what I will call a robust exchange, with the minister for women and equalities Nicky Morgan across the chamber.
On Saturday, I was proud to march alongside friends, family and hundreds of thousands of other people - trade unionists, campaigners, celebrities and activists - all united in their determination to voice their anger at the Tory Government’s austerity agenda.
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