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 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’.
“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
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!
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
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 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 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
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
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