Posts under ‘Labour’

Sunday’s Yellow Pages at Labour Party Conference 2016

by James Elliott.

Download the Yellow Pages here. This Campaign Briefing is sponsored by ASLEF Sunday’s Priorities Ballot: start taking on the Tories!  In today’s priorities ballot, CLPs and the unions can each choose four sub- jects for debate. The unions have already agreed to prioritise Employment Rights, Industrial Strategy, Public Services, Energy, so these issues will be discussed by Conference. […]

Labour Assembly Against Austerity welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election

by Newsdesk.

Labour Assembly Against Austerity, September 24 2016 Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s victory in the Labour Leadership election today, Lucy Anderson MEP, Vice-Chair of the Labour Assembly Against Austerity said: “The Labour Assembly Against Austerity welcomes Jeremy Corbyn’s re-election as Labour leader, staking out how a Labour government would deliver a £500bn public investment programme to […]

Victorious Corbyn increases mandate in Labour leadership election

by James Elliott.

Jeremy Corbyn has been elected Labour leader for the second time in just twelve months, beating Owen Smith by 313,209 votes to 193,229. By securing 61.8% of all votes cast, Corbyn has increased his mandate from last year’s election, where he won by 59.5%. Corbyn’s victory, which means he has now won more Labour leadership elections than […]

Pete Willsman’s Guide to Labour Party Conference 2016

by Peter Willsman.

The Conference Agenda The following business will comprise the Conference timetable:   The National Executive Committee (NEC) Report and possible late NEC statements that can be issued to delegates during conference. In 1997 under the Partnership in Power document it was agreed that the NEC Report would include, “a report on the resolutions and comments […]

Ballot closes with Corbyn set to win, as party gears up for conference

by Newsdesk.

Labour’s leadership ballot closed at noon yesterday, bringing to an end weeks of campaigning, smears and attacks on Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters. Despite this, six bookmakers today had Corbyn at 1-100 (a 99% chance) of winning the election, while sources in Momentum believe he could beat Owen Smith by an even higher margin than […]

How Corbyn has changed Labour

by Andy Newman.

It is surely a remarkable illustration of how political parties change over time that the current Presidential candidate for the political party of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant is Donald Trump. Whereas, during the Reconstruction period after the Civil War, white supremacist terrorists hunted down and killed members of the Republican Party across the Southern […]

Corbyn considers granting members right to elect Shadow Cabinet

by Newsdesk.

Jeremy Corbyn will give party members greater say over Labour’s Shadow Cabinet and policymaking, the Observer reports. This “democratic revolution” could entail democratic elections for shadow cabinet positions and digital consultations for members on policy. Labour’s NEC is expected to meet on Tuesday to discuss a proposal from Tom Watson to reintroduce Shadow Cabinet elections, but where only the PLP will […]

Corbyn sets out vision to transform Britain’s economy

by Newsdesk.

Last week Jeremy Corbyn set out his vision for the British economy at a major speech at Bloomberg. Railing against the austerity economy that has failed so many, from workers at Sports Direct to those on zero hour contracts, the Labour leader pledged to create an economy built on investment, tax justice and harnessing the […]

Elections – a right-wing fairy tale

by David Pavett.

The lowest form of political exchange is one in which arguments are raised to knock down views allegedly held by a political adversary even though there is no evidence the he/she has ever held such views. This  tactic can gain traction with constant repetition through various media (“repeat a lie a thousand times …”). It […]

How Labour should be reacting to abuse on social media

by David Pavett.

Accusations of abusive behaviour by the Corbyn-supporting left began from the moment Corbyn was elected leader. The Labour Party all of a sudden became, according to frequent media reports, a seething cauldron of racism, specifically anti-Semitism. It was also heavily involved, according to reports, in regular threats of violence, homophobia, and sexism. It didn’t matter […]

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