Posts Tagged ‘Labour leadership election’

Why Jeremy’s youth manifesto – written by young members – can help us win back a generation of voters

by James Elliott.

This evening will see the launch of Jeremy Corbyn’s Vision For Britain 2020 – a bold manifesto to reverse the long march backwards faced by Britain’s youth. Successive British governments have viewed the young as an easy target when confronted with difficult Treasury balance sheets or the lobbyists of big business. New Labour’s best achievement, […]

We should all share Jeremy Corbyn’s vision for education

by Naomi Fearon.

Recently we have seen Jeremy Corbyn announce his proposal for a National Education Service. This proposal is based around what Jeremy sees as the fundamental and underlying principle of education which is, “A collective good that empowers society and the economy”. It is worth noting that our education system has undergone some changes these last few […]

Leading student campaigners reject Burnham and Cooper’s ‘graduate tax’

by Newsdesk.

Andy Burnham and Yvette Cooper’s attempts to impress upon students and win them away from the surging Jeremy Corbyn have been dismissed immediately by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC). The NCAFC, which was founded in 2010 and has been the organiser of every major demonstration for the abolition of tuition fees since […]

The Cruddas review doesn’t undermine Corbyn – it shows an anti-cuts, pro-growth message can win

by Nathan Akehurst.

Our appetite for cuts is abstract. Ask the median voter if they support ‘balancing the books’, and of course – as Jon Cruddas’ independent review into Labour’s election loss points out – the answer will be a resounding ‘yes.’ The intuitive analogy of household budget and national economy has been honed by the Conservatives for […]

Alan Johnson’s amnesia about “New Labour” and the unions

by Phil Burton-Cartledge.

Where does political radicalism come from? There are many sources, but I would humbly suggest one of them is being blocked from participating in/being integrated into established political processes. And that brings us onto the minor farrago over Alan Johnson’s polemic against the “madness” of a Labour leadership contest dominated by Jeremy Corbyn. Alan is particularly concerned […]

Fifteen times when Jeremy Corbyn was on the right side of history

by Paul Simpson.

1. Apartheid: Jeremy was a staunch opponent of the Apartheid regime and a supporter of Nelson Mandela and the ANC. He was even arrested for protesting outside the South African embassy in 1984. 2. Chile: Jeremy was an opponent of the brutal dictator Pinochet (an ally of Britain under Thatcher) and was a leading campaigner in the quest […]

Could Corbynomics fix our economy?

by Michael Burke.

The debate surrounding Labour’s leadership contest is being marred by name-calling and red-baiting. Perhaps this is inevitable but it is regrettable. Britain remains in an economic crisis, which has now entered its eighth year. A more productive course would be to discuss how to end it. A marker of that crisis is that per capita […]

Why is Jeremy Corbyn the only candidate I trust to help tackle gender inequality and discrimination?

by Aisling Gallagher.

This week Jeremy Corbyn laid out his policy proposals for tackling gender inequality and discrimination faced by women in the UK. Including universal free childcare, a national carers’ strategy, restoring the now stripped funding to domestic abuse shelters and a shadow cabinet composed of at least 50% women, the proposals in his document ‘Working With […]

Unison endorses Jeremy Corbyn, as Cooper moves into second place

by James Elliott.

Britain’s second-largest union, UNISON, yesterday endorsed Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader, and recommended a second preference for Yvette Cooper. This will be a major boost for Corbyn and shows how rapidly his campaign has developed. When Unite, Britain’s largest, endorsed Corbyn on July 5th, many were surprised. For a union considered more moderate than Unite […]

Jeremy Corbyn announces universal free childcare in gender equality manifesto

by James Elliott.

Jeremy Corbyn today announced a manifesto for gender equality, titled, ‘Working with Women’, with a range of policies including universal free childcare, an end to cuts to welfare and public services, mandatory equal pay audits and protecting women’s refuges for survivors of domestic violence. The manifesto spans a woman’s life, starting from early years and schooling to […]

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