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Miliband continues what Blair started

04 March 2014
Labour party leader Ed Miliband tried to pitch last week’s special conference as a great historic moment in Labour’s history.

Debate: Should the left vote Yes in the Scottish independence referendum?

04 March 2014
Is Socialist Worker right to argue for a Yes vote? Two Labour Party members in Scotland, Vince Mills and Bob Thomson, debate how the left should vote in September’s poll

Labour wants union cash, but not unions

11 February 2014
By 28 votes to two Labour’s national executive committee last week endorsed the package of “reforms” put forward by party leader Ed Miliband.

Labour's latest retreat as Ed Miliband attacks public services

11 February 2014
 Ed Miliband should have dashed any remaining hopes in him with a speech on public services this week.

Tax the rich for real

28 January 2014
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls’ plan to reintroduce the 50p tax rate on people earning over £150,000 has caused outrage in the media. 

Labour campaign backs Scottish independence

28 January 2014
Around 350 people packed into the Scottish TUC offices to take part in the Labour supporters for Independence launch in Glasgow last week.

Coalition in the air

14 January 2014
You wouldn’t think the general election was still over a year away from the behaviour of the main parties. 

Anti-migrant myths must always be challenged

07 January 2014
Anti-migrant stories keep emerging.

Slurs against Roma are racist, not radical

19 November 2013
Recent claims that the behaviour of Roma people is different to that of others in Sheffield would be comic if they weren’t so serious.

Reasons to be powerful—how workers can face down bosses' threats to move abroad

05 November 2013
Does the Grangemouth defeat leave us at the mercy of unbeatable bosses? Raymie Kiernan says the working class is still a force to be reckoned with—when it fights

Labour lashes out at benefit claimants

15 October 2013
Labour’s new welfare spokesperson Rachel Reeves has pledged that Labour would be “tougher” on welfare claimants than the Tories.

Labour needs to take a stand over evictions for bedroom tax arrears

08 October 2013
Labour faces calls to turn its words into actions on the bedroom tax.

Action at Grangemouth sparks panic over supplies

08 October 2013
Workers began a work to rule at Grangemouth oil refinery in Falkirk on Monday of this week.

Miliband and Marx

08 October 2013
After the Daily Mail’s attack on Ed Miliband’s father, Charlie Kimber looks at what Ralph Miliband’s work can tell us about the nature of the Labour Party

We cannot wait for a Labour government

01 October 2013
Labour may be making some good noises as the party conference season ends but we can't wait until the next general election to fight austerity

Ed Miliband tries to please both sides - with strings attached

24 September 2013
Ed Miliband used his speech at the Labour Party conference in Brighton to target the “privileged few”.

Recovery plan ties Labour to more cuts

24 September 2013
The party conference season often means political themes come in waves. The political consensus previously foresaw a bleak election, dominated by the need for £40 billion of post-election cuts or tax rises to correct Britain’s deficit.

After Labour's bedroom tax pledge, now act to stop evictions

24 September 2013
Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged that Labour will scrap the bedroom tax if it wins the 2015 general election. This is a victory for the determined resistance of tenants and the trade unionists who have supported them.

Labour uses prejudice to avoid real change

24 September 2013
The media this week is full of politicians and commentators expressing what they call “reasonable” doubts about immigration and immigrants. 

Labour - still shying away from fighting the bosses

17 September 2013
Labour’s leaders are worried. Their cunning plan was to sit back and do nothing while the Tories attacked, hoping that the Tories’ resulting unpopularity would get them back into office. 

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