What the Industrial Revolution can teach us about a Green New Deal

When Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution was launched in Scarborough last summer, a new kind of politics was unveiled. The Green New Deal promises a strategy which addresses both the climate emergency and the UK crisis of poverty and regional inequality. Within it, too, are first steps towards upskilling the workforce and creating high-quality employment. More...

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By admin On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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SNP MP: Labour leadership contender’s comments on Scottish independence ‘insane’

An SNP MP has branded comments by Labour leadership contender Lisa Nandy ‘insane’, after she said the UK should ‘look to Catalonia’ for lessons on how to challenge Scottish nationalism. Nandy More...

By admin On Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Why we’re protesting against the World Economic Forum

The third week of January is when the world’s elite meet in Davos, Switzerland, in the World Economic Forum. “Fairer economies”, “healthy futures” and “saving the planet” are in the agenda. By the More...

By admin On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Momentum to campaign for Long-Bailey and Rayner

The left-wing campaign group Momentum has officially decided on its leadership candidates after a much-criticised consultation process. The organisation’s 16-person National Coordinating Group met recently More...

By admin On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Union left with “crippling” legal bill despite activist being cleared of assault through soundwaves

A small trade union is facing a £27,000 legal bill for defending an activist accused of assaulting a police officer by giving her a ringing in her ear through his use of a megaphone. After a three-day trial, a More...

By admin On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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UK misses out on EU funds for ‘just transition’ away from coal

The EU is devoting €100bn to measures to promote a ‘Just Transition’, much of which will be spent on helping regional economies previously reliant on coal production. The European Commission said More...

By admin On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Government, the economy and media are still dominated by men

Every time women take a baby step forward on our path to equality, we’re reminded how far we are from reaching our destination. Whilst our sisters from previous generations won our rights – to vote, to own property, More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
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NHS waiting time targets to be scrapped, says Matt Hancock

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that the government will look to scrapping current NHS waiting time targets following a winter which saw waiting times deteriorate for thousands of patients. Currently, the More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
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Extinction Rebellion and StopHS2 join forces to save trees

Extinction Rebellion, Stop HS2 and Save Colne Valley are set to come together this weekend in an attempt to save trees which are due to be felled to make room for HS2 building work. The decision for the activist More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
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What I’d deliver as Labour’s candidate for West Midlands Mayor

Together, we have an exciting opportunity to deliver a socialist transformation of the West Midlands.  I joined the Labour Party during the miners’ strike when I was aged 15 as I saw first-hand the damage More...