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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

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. 

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 - 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. 

Toff of the week: Lord Levy

10 September 2013
Former chief fundraiser for Tony Blair

TUC leaders dream of Labour concession

10 September 2013
How can we stop the Tories’ assault? That was the question asked but not answered at this year’s TUC Congress in Bournemouth.

Labour's deafening silence on resisting Tories and racism

13 August 2013
In a bid to make a splash above the drone of silly season stories, various bits of Labour decided to throw a few shapes. It was a bit of a mess. 

McCluskey’s strategy won’t reclaim Labour

30 July 2013
The rift and regroupment between union leaders and the Labour Party leadership will rumble on over the summer.

Miliband determined to bite the hand that feeds Labour

23 July 2013
Ed Miliband is pushing ahead with his plan to weaken the union link to Labour. 

A history of attacks on unions' political funds

16 July 2013
Unions are not legally allowed to support a political party in any way out of the general fund raised from members’ subscriptions. 

What do unions get for giving money to Labour?

16 July 2013
Simon Basketter looks at why Ed Miliband is trying to cut union members’ automatic subs to Labour—and why union leaders continue to fund the party

How donations to Labour can be 'tax efficient'

16 July 2013
John Mills handed over £1.65 million worth of shares in his JML company to the party earlier this year.

Jerry Hicks, 'Unions must demand payment by results'

09 July 2013
The unions formed the Labour Party and they should own it, says Jerry Hicks

Trade unions still provide the finance for Labour

09 July 2013
We should defend the right of unions to fund political parties. But if Labour wants to get workers’ money it should do something to deserve it, writes Simon Basketter

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