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David Miliband is playing a dangerous game

19 August 2008
British politicians love playing Winston Churchill. Tory leader David Cameron was at it last week when he flew to Georgia. According to the Guardian, Georgia’s president Mikheil Saakashvili invited him after he compared the situation there to "the appeasement of Hitler".

Growing industrial battle on London transport

12 August 2008
While Tory mayor Boris Johnson celebrated his 100th day in charge in London last weekend, transport workers who keep the capital running are gearing up to fight for better pay and conditions.

What’s behind the return of Tories?

05 August 2008
"So are we all Tories now?" asked the lead article in the Observer Review last Sunday.

Stop the demonisation of Britain’s young people

08 July 2008
The Tories and the tabloid press have waded into the debate on knife crime with demands for mandatory and longer prison sentences for those found carrying knives.

Local Government Association endorses council housing demands

08 July 2008
The Tory led Local Government Association, representing all councils across England and Wales plus a list of other key local authority and professional organisations, has endorsed the Defend Council Housing’s key demands in a new hard hitting report.

Gordon Brown shows his true colours on trade union laws

08 July 2008
Gordon Brown announced last Sunday that he will not reform the Tory anti-trade union laws. "Successful governments are those whose eyes are fixed on the future not harking back to the past," he said.

Tories’ true colours revealed

24 June 2008
Remember the caring, huggable Tory leader David Cameron? This week he returned to form by demanding the government gets "tough" with strikes.

David Davis MP resignation: Left’s gift to the right

17 June 2008
It is a sign of just how far to the right New Labour has moved when it can be challenged on civil liberties by the Tory shadow home secretary, the hard right David Davis MP.

Tories prepare for new assault on abortion law

27 May 2008
Many anti-abortionists are hoping for a Tory victory in a future general election in the belief that a David Cameron‑led government will back an renewed attack on abortion rights.

Are we seeing the rise of the right?

27 May 2008
Voters in Crewe & Nantwich humiliated New Labour last week by handing the Tories their first by-election win over Labour since 1982. The Crewe result followed that of the London and local elections on 1 May, which also saw the Tories giving Labour a drubbing.

Which way now for the left?

20 May 2008
The collapse of the Labour vote and the resurgence of the Tories in the recent local elections sent a shiver down the spine of millions and should have sounded the death knell for New Labour.

New Labour lurches right towards a deeper crisis

13 May 2008
"Soft on yobs" is how New Labour is attacking the Tory frontrunner in the Crewe & Nantwich by-election campaign.

Latest draconian policy on crime

13 May 2008
One of New Labour’s most disgusting attempts to win ground back from the Tories is the new crime "action squad" announced last week by home secretary Jacqui Smith.

Build the left for the battles that lie ahead

06 May 2008
The rout suffered by New Labour on Thursday of last week and the defeat of Ken Livingstone as mayor of London have left millions of people fearful of the prospect of a return to Tory government.

Has David Cameron revived the Conservatives?

06 May 2008
Many people across Britain are horrified at the apparent "resurgence" of the Tory party after last week’s elections.

Right wing policies to blame for Gordon Brown’s rout

06 May 2008
New Labour was thrown into disarray last week after polling its worst election results in 40 years in local council elections in England and Wales and losing the high profile election for London mayor to Tory candidate Boris Johnson.

Gordon Brown to blame for New Labour's election rout

03 May 2008
Gordon Brown has reaped what New Labour sowed. This week’s elections saw the crisis-ridden government battered – losing the London mayor to Tory Boris Johnson and polling Labour’s worst results in 40 years in council elections across England and Wales.

The class divide and the power of strikes

22 April 2008
An influential lie pushed by Gordon Brown, the Tories and most of the media, is that business bosses are "wealth creators". Without them, we’re told, the economy would collapse.

Tories and the unions: Cameron’s unlikely charm offensive

25 March 2008
Tory leader David Cameron has appointed a trade union envoy. Richard Balfe, a former Labour MEP, has been sent off to talk to general secretaries and sell the Tory message to the eight million plus union members in Britain.

Barrow parents reject school bribe

04 March 2008
Anti-academy schools campaigners are set to mount a challenge to over 30 sitting New Labour and Tory councillors in Barrow.

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