Why I will vote against the proposed Brexit deal. Alex Sobel MP for Leeds NW

My statement on why I will vote against the deal when it comes to a vote in the House of Commons I am writing to update you on my position on the EU Withdrawal Agreement that Theresa May has brought back from Brussels. This statement was written on Thursday, November 15th, and there is a … Continue reading Why I will vote against the proposed Brexit deal. Alex Sobel MP for Leeds NW

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The TUC is 150 years old this year. Here’s to the next century and a half. #TUC150

As the TUC prepares to meet in conference, we celebrate its great history. The TUC is 150 years old this year- a century and a half at the heart of the Labour movement. Strong unions are essential to the lives and living standards of working people. There's no doubt that we'll need it for the … Continue reading The TUC is 150 years old this year. Here’s to the next century and a half. #TUC150

Starmer Outlines Brexit Vision at Leeds Event

Keir Starmer visited Headingley to address local residents about the Brexit process and Labour’s vision for the future. He said that Labour was ready to take up the challenge of the negotiations if a general election takes place within the next two years. He also criticised the Lib Dems for the strategy of simply ‘Rubbing … Continue reading Starmer Outlines Brexit Vision at Leeds Event

September’s Brexit vote: Alex Sobel MP draws his red lines

In September Parliament will be voting on the EU Withdrawal Bill also known as the Great Repeal Bill. This is the first piece of legislation relating to the Brexit process to go before Parliament. We know what is in it – it has already had its first token Parliamentary reading. And we know the direction … Continue reading September’s Brexit vote: Alex Sobel MP draws his red lines

McDonnell’s response to Hammond: Only Labour can deliver Brexit for the many

This morning Philip Hammond made his - delayed - Mansion House speech. Its messages were clear - austerity will continue, the Chancellor is not in agreement with the PM over Brexit. John McDonnell has responded - below. 'The Tories have learnt nothing. . . Only a Labour Government will secure a Brexit for the many … Continue reading McDonnell’s response to Hammond: Only Labour can deliver Brexit for the many

L.E.D. burning bright, Please don’t set our house alight: A Cautionary [Brexit] Tale

A local Labour member, Doreen Illingworth, has sent us the following cautionary tale – about flaming L.E.D.s and deregulation. With Theresa May in the USA opening trade negotiations with Trump, this is a tale for our times. Contrary to popular perceptions, in ‘Free trade’ negotiations, tariffs will not be the main part of the agenda. … Continue reading L.E.D. burning bright, Please don’t set our house alight: A Cautionary [Brexit] Tale