Labour and the Economy – a LibDem/Tory story, and the dangers of believing it.

Since 2010 the LibDems and Tories have been telling you a story – that the World Financial Crisis – which hit the US, Europe – devastated Detroit, California, Ireland, Latvia, Greece – was Labour’s fault, because they spent too much on welfare – or whatever. It’s enough to have you rolling in the aisle – … Continue reading Labour and the Economy – a LibDem/Tory story, and the dangers of believing it.

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Financial responsibility, Tax justice, A Britain that works for all its people: Ed Miliband launches Labour’s manifesto

Below we post a shortened and lightly edited version of Ed Miliband’s speech launching Labour’s manifesto yesterday. You can download and read the whole manifesto here. http://b.3cdn.net/labouruk/e1d45da42456423b8c_vwm6brbvb.pdf If you agree with our policies, help us to secure a Labour government on May 7 - and support the campaign for Alex Sobel to win here in … Continue reading Financial responsibility, Tax justice, A Britain that works for all its people: Ed Miliband launches Labour’s manifesto

Tories and LibDems are building their campaign on lies about Labour and the economy

The Tories and the LibDems are building their campaign on a series of lies about Labour's record on the economy. It's time we started to nail them. If you want to help secure a Labour government on May 7 - and to support the campaign for Alex Sobel to win here in Leeds NW sign … Continue reading Tories and LibDems are building their campaign on lies about Labour and the economy

Window cleaners’ receipts and an international tax avoidance scandal: still some questions for George to answer, none for Ed.

Is there anywhere other than the Tory-dominated British media where a tax avoidance scandal of international proportions could be turned into a question about Ed Balls’ window cleaner? https://vine.co/v/Ox7g9VKvwPw It’s a nice attempt to divert attention from the utter failure of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to emerge from his hole and answer questions about … Continue reading Window cleaners’ receipts and an international tax avoidance scandal: still some questions for George to answer, none for Ed.

Bonus clawback, a British Investment Bank, tax on bankers’ bonuses to support job guarantee, alternative credit: Labour’s plans for the banks.

Labour yesterday published its plans to reform the banking sector. The aim is to ensure that the banks better support growing businesses, economic growth and rising living standards. The banking reform paper is part of Labour’s economic plan and sets out a series of measures the next Labour government will take, including: - 
Extending clawback … Continue reading Bonus clawback, a British Investment Bank, tax on bankers’ bonuses to support job guarantee, alternative credit: Labour’s plans for the banks.

Minister’s replies still leave serious questions for George Osborne and David Cameron to answer on Stephen Green and HSBC



“Why, in the five years since this government was first given information about how HSBC helped people evade tax, has there only been one prosecution out of 1100 individuals identified? 
“And why did they appoint the Chairman of HSBC as a Tory Minister eight months after the government was told about the bank’s activities?” George … Continue reading Minister’s replies still leave serious questions for George Osborne and David Cameron to answer on Stephen Green and HSBC


Alex Sobel speaks in Leeds Council on Leeds and the North/South Divide: a personal and political story.

Today Alex Sobel moved a White Paper in Leeds City Council – on the North/South divide and its impact on Leeds. A personal story – of his own family’s experience of that divide. A Leeds story – of the attack on Leeds’ budget. A Northern story - of the growing inequalities within England. He highlighted … Continue reading Alex Sobel speaks in Leeds Council on Leeds and the North/South Divide: a personal and political story.

Sept 2014 – May 2010 – A Labour-Lib Dem coalition? – or how the LibDems deliberately chose the Tories

On Sept 5 2014 Labour’s readiness to work with the LibDems secured a stunning victory on the Bedroom Tax. Perhaps that brings back memories of May 2010. Remember May 2010? That was when Gordon Brown paid the price for causing the world economic banking crisis by allowing poor people to live in houses with extra … Continue reading Sept 2014 – May 2010 – A Labour-Lib Dem coalition? – or how the LibDems deliberately chose the Tories

Ed Miliband’s reply to Queen’s Speech: Work that pays, Housing for all, Devolved power, Repeal of NHS Act and much more

Most of you will not have had the chance to hear Ed Miliband’s response to the Queen’s Speech yesterday. So here it is in full. It’s worth a read. [Our emphasis added throughout] ‘This Friday we will mark seventy years since the Normandy Landings, where wave upon wave of allied forces poured onto the beaches … Continue reading Ed Miliband’s reply to Queen’s Speech: Work that pays, Housing for all, Devolved power, Repeal of NHS Act and much more