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Saturday Interview: Zaeba Hanif

Zaeba Hanif is a Labour activist from Stoke-on-Trent who stood last year in the contest to replace Joan Walley as the party's parliamentary candidate in the Stoke North constituency, where she made it through to the shortlist. An inveterate crisp muncher, you can peruse her website here and follow her on Twitter here. Show More Summary

Two parties, two failures of logic

Two party election policies, two failures to think things through. Or, at least, to engage with realities. First, Labour announces a cut in university tuition fees to a maximum of… Continue reading The post Two parties, two failures of logic appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Two Jobs Murphy

Jim Murphy took on a new job and an mighty new challenge when became leader of the Scottish Labour Party back in December 2014 which was on top of his day job as a Westminster MP. In the past few months Jim has put enormous effort in...Show More Summary

Labour market reforms and international imbalances

The large international imbalances accumulated in the Eurozone have proven difficult to unwind during the recent Crisis. This column argues that market reforms had a role in generating current account imbalances, and that patterns of relative labour market regulation could be equally important in the aftermath of the Crisis.

Immigrants Better Educated Than UK-Born, Unlikely to be Unemployed

Immigrants to the UK tend to be better educated than UK-born nationals and they are most definitely not pushing highly skilled Britons out of the country, contrary to media reports, the UK labour market experts told Sputnik.

Inter vs. Celtic: Mancini's Nerazzurri Show Signs of Promise in Europa League

It wasn't Inter's finest hour. That they needed to labour to a 1-0 win at home to a side from the periphery of European football says a lot about how far the Nerazzurri still have to go, but during Thursday's Europa League clash with...Show More Summary

Deadwood Labour

The Sunday Herald had a great story the other day about local Labour councillors in South Lanarkshire refusing to campaign for the Labour MP, Michael McCann, in the forthcoming general election on 7th May 2015. Now if local Labour supporters...Show More Summary

Gissa Job (17/04/10)

Readers in South Lanarkshire will be interested to learn about the Labour party's new candidate to fight the East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow seat. Step forward Michael McCann - heir apparent to Adam Ingram MP who is stepping...Show More Summary

Network Rail to award new contingent labour contracts

UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail is set to award a series of contracts worth £450m to a number of contingent labour suppliers for providing work force over the next five years.

The labour market difficulties of a Muslim minority

The labour market outcomes of Israeli Arabs, who are mostly Muslim, are negative in terms of participation, employment, and wages. There is a significant gap between their outcomes and those of the majority in Israeli society. This column...Show More Summary

Labour unsure about health policy its own councils support

The announcement today that Greater Manchester will receive full control of health spending – worth £6bn – has left Labour in a rather interesting position. On the one hand, it… Continue reading The post Labour unsure about health policy its own councils support appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Appeal to stand in support of working class struggles in Delhi-NCR

Issued by Labour Solidarity Forum An appeal to all democratic and progressive individuals and organizations to stand up for justice and support the Maruti Suzuki workers’ struggle and other working class struggles in Delhi-NCR in all possible ways. Incidents of industrial accidents, often fatal but seldom reported by the media, have been [...]

The New Class War: European Banks vs. Greek Labour

``t turns out the finance ministers of Europe are not all in favor of balancing the budget if it has to be balanced by taxing the rich, because the banks know that whatever taxes the rich are able to avoid ends up being paid to the banks. So now the gloves are off and the class war is sort of back.''

Local Council By-Elections February 2015

Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- Jan Average/ contest +/- Jan +/- Seats Conservative 5 1,924 25.6% -5.0% 385 -98 0 Labour 5 2,696 35.9% +13.2% 539 +102 +1 LibDem 4 638 8.5% -3.4% 160 -122 0 UKIP 4 1,136 15.1% +4.0% 284 +108...Show More Summary

Nostradamus Clarke

I didn't realise that Charles Clarke, Home Secretary in the last Labour Government, was such a soothsayer on Scottish politics. But according to this piece in The Times by Tim Montgomerie 'NostraClarkus' called the referendum resultShow More Summary

Meaningless Hyperbole

Paul Sinclair is a former spin-doctor cum advisor to a range of senior Labour figures, but in this article for The Scotsman he seems singularly unimpressed at the political strategy the party leadership is pursuing in Scotland. Jim Murphy...Show More Summary

O’Loan calls Stormont House Agreement ” an insult” as Labour promises a Pat Finucane inquiry

2 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Amnesty International are not alone in finding the resources allocated in the Stormont house Agreement inadequate for dealing with the past. At a meeting of RightsWatch  in Westminster last night,  the first Police Ombudsman  Baroness Nuala O’Loan  was scathing, describing the allocation of £150 million over 5 years to deal with all the issues of more...

Christians on the Left Stormont launch

2 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Some weeks ago, Barton Creeth talked to me about Christians on the Left, the (relatively) new name (since 2013) for the Christian Socialist Movement, which was founded in 1960, tied to the Labour party in GB, and whose current director is Dr Andrew Flannagan, originally from Portadown.  Its Northern Ireland grouping was due to have more...

London's Journalists Need to Drink More to Keep This Iconic Restaurant Alive

The Gay Hussar, a favorite among Labor Party politicians and journalists, may soon shutter. London's 62-year-old institution Gay Hussar — best known as a Labour Party stronghold where the likes of Henry Kissinger and T.S. Eliot haveShow More Summary

The glut of everything

Savers and workers are being crushed by the oversupply of labour, liquidity and people, among other things, meaning prices can't rise and unemployment will stay high.

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