Posts Tagged ‘European Parliament’

TTIP will be a licence for multinationals to profit at all costs

by Keith Ewing and John Hendy.

A small victory for democracy was recorded at the European Parliament recently when it was announced that a long-awaited debate about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was to be postponed. TTIP is the trade deal being negotiated between the EU and the USA. Its text is secret, known only by the negotiators (including […]

How Labour & Social Democrat MEPs are fighting for the millions who oppose ISDS

by Jude Kirton-Darling.

Jude Kirton-Darling, Labour MEP for the North East of England and European Labour Party spokesperson on TTIP writes in response to Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC In an article published last Friday by the Morning Star and Institute of Employment Rights, Professor Keith Ewing and John Hendy QC accused Labour and Social Democrat MEPs […]

Tory right circulates “swivel-eyed” Euro slate

by Conrad Landin.

Those Labour party members among our readers should have received a ballot paper in past month or so to choose candidates for the European parliamentary elections next year. But Labour aren’t the only party running this process at the moment – the Tories too are balloting their members as to who should run. And for […]

Watch: activists say why they’re backing Lucy Anderson for London MEP

by Newsdesk.

You can see a list of left candidates for the Labour European selections here.

Labour European selections: who are the left candidates? (NOW UPDATED)

by Conrad Landin.

UPDATE 31/07/13 – last chance to vote today! You can vote online at – and if you can’t find the email with your login details, search “electoral reform” in your inbox. The ballot is now underway to select Labour’s candidates for the 2014 European parliament selections. Under party rules which make a full re-selection […]

Progress: the fixers attack the “fixing”

by Jon Lansman.

Once again the Blairites are attacking Ed Miliband and Labour’s new direction. No sooner had David Miliband announced his departure from British politics than Blair, Mandelson, Milburn and other assorted “grandees” started to attack his brother, without regard to the impending local elections. Cowardly right-wing shadow cabinet members are briefing anonymously against him on a daily basis too. […]

European parliament: room for affirmative action

by Robbie Scott.

Before the party begins selecting candidates for the European elections in 2014 a serious effort needs to be made to attract candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds. The under-representation of ethnic minorities in the EU parliament has reached such a height that it casts serious doubt on the representativeness of the chamber. The UK sends 72 […]

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