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
Yesterday John McDonnell, Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, spoke at the London School of Economics – to a packed audience. His speech was a major statement of Labour’s economic direction – and aspirations. He stressed that ‘Labour is interested in how we earn money, not just how to spend it.’ And the watchwords of Labour’s new economics … Continue reading Labour is interested in how we earn money not just how to spend it – John McDonnell maps Labour’s 21st-century answers.
Linda McAvan and Richard Corbett, Labour MEPs for Yorkshire and the Humber, have called on the Tory Government to apply for EU money to help flood victims - money to which we are entitled. As Linda writes: "The recent flooding across the region has caused widespread devastation. So far the government has offered £50m to … Continue reading Leeds Floods? Government must apply for EU solidarity funds to help Yorks victims – says Linda McAvan MEP
Labour is ready to hit the ground running after May 7. Ed Milband has revealed the 10 bills which would make up Labour’s first Queen’s Speech. These are bills which Labour has ready to go. They’re a combination of key election pledges and promises – a serious programme for government, both short and longer-term. They … Continue reading An Agenda for change and hope – Labour’s first Queen’s Speech revealed
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
Under the last Labour government the tax gap – that is the gap between taxes owed to the government and those actually paid - was FALLING by £1.5bn a year on average between 2005-06 and 2009-10. But under the LibDem/Tory Coalition it has been INCREASING by an average of £1bn a year. The next Labour … Continue reading Labour’s 10 Point Plan to Tackle Tax Avoidance + £7.5 billion target to reduce avoidance and evasion
Remember the Tories’ Black and White Ball fundraiser in February? £1500 or so a ticket? Attended by hedge fund bosses, lap-dance club owners, pornographers – with an auction where bids reached into the hundreds of thousands? That’s how the Tories do election funding. Looks a bit different from the incredible funding milestone Labour has just … Continue reading Labour getting more money from supporters than Tories from hedge funds – funded by the many, for the many.
How do we fund our NHS, our schools, our police force, our welfare state? Through fair taxation. That's why Labout has pledged to abolish the scandalous tax loophole of non-dom status. 1) Most people in the UK pay UK tax on their total income. Non-doms don't. If you live in the UK, you probably pay UK … Continue reading Labour will abolish non-dom status – tax justice for the many not tax loopholes for the few
7000 families in Leeds have been hit by the bedroom tax. 40,000 families in Leeds have been hit by real terms tax credit cuts. Under this LibDem/Tory Coalition, millions are paying more - while millionaires are paying less. Today in Leeds Ed Balls laid out Labour’s Better Plan. “ We will not raise VAT. We will … Continue reading Ed Balls speech in Leeds today: Tax cuts for the millions, or the millionaires? Labour’s Better Plan.
As May 7 approaches - here are 40 reasons to vote Labour then. 1. £2.5bn Time to Care fund for the NHS 2. 20,000 more nurses 3. 8,000 more doctors 4. Smaller class sizes 5. Paid starter jobs for unemployed young people 6. 10p starting rate of tax 7. Freeze gas and electricity bills 8. … Continue reading 40 reasons to vote Labour, 40 ways to change Britain on May 7