Curse of the Zombies – LibDem/Tory Coalition, including Leeds NW’s Greg Mulholland, vote in favour of Big Energy Companies

Ed Miliband has dubbed the dying days of this LibDem/Tory Coalition a ‘zombie government’ – and so it is. But the trouble with Zombies, as any sci-fi buff knows, is that they are nasty. They may be undead – but they’re usually determined to wreak havoc before they’re finally made to lie down. Wednesday’s vote … Continue reading Curse of the Zombies – LibDem/Tory Coalition, including Leeds NW’s Greg Mulholland, vote in favour of Big Energy Companies

Ed Miliband calls on ‘zombie’ LibDem/Tory Coalition to ‘cut energy bills when wholesale prices fall’.

Ed Miliband has attacked the dying days of this LibDem/Tory Coalition as a ‘zombie government’. ‘We’ve had no new legislation for months.’ Labour has been attempting to fill the vacuum - including with calls to work across party lines. And on Wednesday of this week, Labour will tackle the continuing problem of energy prices. Labour … Continue reading Ed Miliband calls on ‘zombie’ LibDem/Tory Coalition to ‘cut energy bills when wholesale prices fall’.

A Recovery that reaches your kitchen table, from the architects of NHS and creators of Welfare State. Miliband’s New Year message

“I want to wish you a very Happy New Year, from my family to yours. This is the season for new beginnings and hopes for the future. And Britain is ready for a new beginning. Because I don’t have to tell you that all over our country today, there are people working harder and harder, … Continue reading A Recovery that reaches your kitchen table, from the architects of NHS and creators of Welfare State. Miliband’s New Year message

Thousands of visitors to our website. Sample what’s been attracting them in 2014, and join them in 2015 – Happy New Year!

2014 has been our first full year on this website – and a hugely successful one. Visits to the site are now numbering in tens of thousands. On our reckoning - based on the website's own statistics - the faithful readership we established in 2013 has been growing rapidly all through 2014. It looks as … Continue reading Thousands of visitors to our website. Sample what’s been attracting them in 2014, and join them in 2015 – Happy New Year!

Osborne outraged, Clegg ‘appalled’ – as Autumn Statement’s ‘colossal cuts’ rumbled. Yet Clegg still plots next Coalition with Tories

The Autumn Statement last week was a revealing moment about the future under a Tory/LibDem Coalition. It was unwitting - Osborne was outraged to have the figures shown up for what they really are – and all the more revealing for that. Clegg claimed to be ‘appalled’ – but it is HIS Government, and he’s … Continue reading Osborne outraged, Clegg ‘appalled’ – as Autumn Statement’s ‘colossal cuts’ rumbled. Yet Clegg still plots next Coalition with Tories

‘Have hope, give hope, be optimistic, unite’. Owen Jones’ messages in Leeds NW on Saturday.

This was an amazing weekend in Leeds North West. We began with a packed Otley Labour Rooms on Friday evening listening to Ian Lavery MP speaking with real passion on the 30th Anniversary of the Miners’ Strike [with some great backing acts – from Red Grass and Gary Kaye – and moving speeches from Mark … Continue reading ‘Have hope, give hope, be optimistic, unite’. Owen Jones’ messages in Leeds NW on Saturday.

Ed Miliband: a mission and a radical plan for everyday people, not just the privileged few

Ed Miliband is a man with a mission. Today he set out that mission in clear terms - to make Britain work for everyday people, not just for a privileged few. Labour under Ed Miliband’s leadership is committed to • A recovery that works for you and your family. • The next generation doing better … Continue reading Ed Miliband: a mission and a radical plan for everyday people, not just the privileged few

The State of the Nation – and the Condition of Leeds: City Council tackles poverty, but we need to reverse rising inequality

The clocks went back last night. Winter is on its way. Christmas is coming – the shops are already preparing. Christmas is coming – but all that’s growing fat for many people in Leeds is debt. For many of our fellow-citizens all that Christmas will mean is an ever greater headache – and desperation – … Continue reading The State of the Nation – and the Condition of Leeds: City Council tackles poverty, but we need to reverse rising inequality

Three Things about Sweden: Labour’s Green agenda – cutting prices, saving energy, warming homes, creating jobs

Today at Labour Party Conference Caroline Flint challenged her audience – ‘Let me tell you three things about Sweden’. It’s colder, it has dearer energy – but lower bills. The Johanssons pay less than the Johnsons because their homes are insulated better. And that's why greener homes will be at the heart of Labour's policies. … Continue reading Three Things about Sweden: Labour’s Green agenda – cutting prices, saving energy, warming homes, creating jobs

Tackling low pay and in-work poverty- Labour’s plans for £8 per hour National Minimum Wage

Labour has announced plans to raise the National Minimum Wage to £8 an hour by the end of the next Parliament. This will ensure that those doing a hard day’s work are rewarded for doing so. It will bring the minimum wage closer to average earnings and affect over one million workers. The problem – … Continue reading Tackling low pay and in-work poverty- Labour’s plans for £8 per hour National Minimum Wage