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Jon Trickett

Labour MP for Hemsworth and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet

This Weak, Divided Government Would Be Laughable If It Wasn't Hurting Real People's Lives

Remarkably the EU are now reported to be 'preparing for the fall of Theresa May's government', while the weak and divided Tory Government stand completely unequipped to deal with the crisis in living standards, through which millions of ordinary people continue to suffer. This is simply not good enough. The Tories must step aside and let Labour govern for the many not the few.
11/11/2017 11:23 GMT

Under Former Coalition Minister Vince Cable, The Lib Dems Cannot Be Trusted

As the Lib Dem conference gets underway this weekend, it's important to remember that just over two years ago, the party was propping up the Tories and helping deliver the Government's damaging austerity agenda. With Coalition Cabinet Minister Vince Cable now at the helm, we can be more certain than ever; the Lib Dems can't be trusted. After June's General Election it seemed like every Lib Dem left in Parliament lined up to say they were ready for the top job. But when faced with the enormity of the challenge in tackling the Lib Dems' reputation as a party of broken promises, candidates dropped off quickly.
16/09/2017 13:31 BST

Tory Austerity Puts Public Services at Risk

One thing has become abundantly clear over the last few weeks. From the failed Osborne Budget through to the revelations in the Panama Papers last month and the disastrous handling of the steel crisis, this Tory Government isn't standing up for working people.
05/05/2016 10:23 BST

Devolution Is a Chance to Open Up Politics and Renew Our Democracy

We know that devolution can't just be a shift from Whitehall to the town hall. We want to see powers available to local communities and public service users so they can control the things that matter most to them. This is a chance to open up politics and renew our democracy. It requires a real commitment to letting go across every part of Government - a commitment that, sadly, is still sorely lacking from the Tories.
15/11/2015 19:38 GMT

Power and Authority Can No Longer Reside Exclusively in the Hands of the Whitehall Elite

In effect, what happened over the summer is that a new movement emerged. Restless with an unsatisfactory status quo which no longer serves Britain, people in their tens of thousands turned to Labour as their political party of choice. It is the task of the whole party to welcome our new colleagues, to listen, learn and perhaps adapt our party's culture and practices to these exciting new challenges.
26/09/2015 09:03 BST

Cameron's Shameful Civil Service Blame Game

It is absolutely astounding that at a time when the government is introducing unfair policies such as a strivers' tax on hard working families, the government thinks it's acceptable to continue spending huge amounts of money on redundancy and recruitment fees.
18/01/2013 10:56 GMT

The Tories' Systematic Cuts Have Left the Big Society in Tatters

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations recently estimated government cuts to the sector at £3.3bn by 2015. On top of this, a recent report has revealed that giving fell by 20% between 2010/11 and 2011/12, a loss of almost £2.3 billion in real terms.
30/11/2012 17:42 GMT

The Conservative Dilemma

Beneath the blue silk ties, Savile Row suits and faux bonhomie, tribal hatreds threaten to consume sections of the leadership of the Conservative party. Flashes of the venom occasionally spill over into the public domain.
21/06/2012 16:51 BST

Tories in Turmoil: The 1922 Committee Elections

The Tories are in trouble and these elections are only the beginning of a long battle within the Party. Only time will tell if Cameron is able to lead a united Party into the next General Election, but when Cameron is at the centre of the squabbling, it is hard to see him being able to do so.
17/05/2012 12:24 BST