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Climate Change: What can we do?

November 10, 2015

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Last night’s Cantelowes Labour Party meeting was a bit of an eye opener. Linda Etchart, an expert in global development, talked about how the Paris Summit (#COP21) is a vital time in the fight against climate change. The environment was a non-issue at the last election with no party making a forceful case for a green economy (yes, […]

Labour must wake up to the UKIP threat

October 10, 2014

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With UKIP’s electoral successes in Clacton hitting the headlines, Labour have been quick to distance themselves from the impact of the result with Douglas Alexander claiming it is coalition supporting defectors switching to UKIP. But if you look at the percentage share of the vote results for an imaginary combined Clacton, Heywood and Middleton constituency, […]

How Better Together almost lost the Union

September 21, 2014

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How did the 'No' campaign go from a massive lead in the polls to coming perilously close to losing the Scottish Referendum?

Will Labour’s Lobbying Act consultation make a difference?

August 13, 2014

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The General Election may be eight months away, but there are just weeks to go until regulations for non-party campaigners during the 2015 General Election come into force. The fear is that ‘part two’ of the Lobbying Act (or Gagging Law) will restrain charities and grassroots organisations’ ability to campaign in the run up to […]

Ed’s NHS email, just five days late

June 12, 2011

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After Ed Miliband was roundly criticised for his communications performances last week, Labour has at least addressed one of the problems. Sort of. Party HQ finally sent a ‘help save the NHS’ email to supporters. A few days late, and not as engaging as it could be, at least it provides members with a clear […]

Do you Ken me, Ed?

June 7, 2011

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Today should have been Ed’s big day. Putting aside the divisions in the party and distractions of Blue Labour, today was NHS day. Cameron was set to back peddle on the NHS reforms and Labour would press home that the NHS is anything but safe in Tory hands. Or even go so far as to […]

Red, Blue or Purple: Which Labour are you?

June 3, 2011

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You may have heard of the Green Tories or the Orange Lib Dems. Factions who take the party colours and twist them to fit a new vision of what their party should stand for. Well as is typical on the left, Labour has decided that one faction is just not good enough and so has […]