Angela Eagle

The Chancellor's Spending Review Will Be Shaped by a Political Choice to Reduce the Deficit Through Swingeing Spending Cuts Instead of Growing the Economy

Angela Eagle | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

The tests for the spending review are clear: will it make working people better off and deliver a much-needed focus on growth, skills, productivity and infrastructure; or is it business as usual with a short-sighted spending review, underpinned by the Chancellor's fiscal fundamentalism and delivering little beyond false economies.

We Need the Real Living Wage to Tackle the Low Pay Challenge

Angela Eagle | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

Living Wage Week is a time to take stock of the low pay challenge that confronts a growing number of working people in the UK - and think about what more can be done to tackle it. Despite the many living wage victories, the outlook is bleak.... Against this backdrop, we should see George Osborne's 'national living wage' for what it is - an enhanced minimum wage. And while it would be churlish to deny that it will do some good (it was after all a policy that was swiped straight out of Labour's 2015 manifesto), we need to recognise three big flaws in the government's way of going about things that reveal the weakness of its approach to tackling lowpay.

PMQs Verdict: Corbyn's Getting Better But Cameron's Seen Worse

Lydia Suffield | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

PMQs today made it pretty clear: Corbyn is starting to employ that headmaster stare. Today, it went from a rather stern warning look to a full-on, narrow-eyed, flashing-gazed glare at the Tory front bench who promptly erupted from muffled laughter to full-on cheers, accompanied by the classic chanting of "Ooooh", which reminded me all too strongly of schooldays seated in front of a well-intentioned but sadly incompetent supply teacher.

We Need an Approach to Manufacturing That Is Less 'Arthur Daley'

Tony Burke | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
Tony Burke

We need to win back those workers who walked away from us in May this year. Jeremy and Angela can do that by being clear that by working together the UK will prosper and thrive. By having policies that means growth is fairly shared, that there will be decent, stable jobs and apprenticeships for their families. That is how we will begin the process of a fight back from the general election defeat and forward to Labour wins in those elections to come next year.

The Waugh Zone September 14, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday September 14, 2015... 1) WORKERS’ FOUR-MEN IN CHARGE Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Cab...

Watch Jeremy Corbyn Repeatedly Ignore Questions Over Women In His Shadow Cabinet

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK

Commenters online can't agree whether Jeremy's Corbyn's shadow cabinet is a milestone or a complete disaster for gender equality. Corbyn has appoi...

Whatever Happens on Saturday - Labour Has Changed

Angela Eagle | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

Whether you agree with Jeremy Corbyn or not, his intervention in the leadership contest has reinvigorated members and supporters who had felt that their views were simply not being represented in the Westminster political discourse.

Watson Warns Corbyn Will Find Discipline 'Difficult'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Politics

Tom Watson is one of the most famous Labour MPs outside Westminster, thanks to his phone hacking and child abuse campaigns. Now pitching for t...

'It's Got To Stop': Labour Infighting Warning

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.07.2015 | UK Politics

Angela Eagle has hit back at Tony Blair and others who have criticised Jeremy Corbyn's rise in popularity in the Labour leadership race. At the fin...

This Government's Handling of 'English Votes for English Laws' Is Reckless, Dangerous, and Threatens the Future of Our Union

Angela Eagle | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

it is important to recognise that changes need to be made in Westminster too, and England's voice should be strengthened when it comes to English only matters. However, David Cameron has proposed fundamental Constitutional changes, and is proposing to introduce them in two weeks' time, using a little known parliamentary procedure... This is no way to make profound constitutional change. It is an outrage the Government thinks it is.

Stella Creasy, Angela Eagle And Ben Bradshaw On The Labour Deputy Leadership Ballot

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics

Stella Creasy, Angela Eagle and Ben Bradshaw have made it onto the ballot to become deputy leader of the Labour Party, after a rival candidate dropped...

'It's Not Rocket Science' Labour Deputy Leader Candidate Has Simple Message For Her Party

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics

Labour must appeal directly to Tory supporters to win the 2020 election instead of “cobbling together” a coalition of disaffected voters, accordin...

Paul Waugh

This Is Why John Healey Wants To Be Deputy Labour Leader | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics

Four years ago, John Healey was riding high. As Shadow Health Secretary, he’d forced an unprecedented ‘pause’ in the infamous Lansley NH...

Ned Simons

Angela Eagle Launches Deputy Labour Leadership Bid | Ned Simons | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics

Angela Eagle has launched her bid to become deputy leader of Labour with a warning that the party must not collapse into an internal war. Harriet H...

As Labour's Deputy Leader I Believe I Could Help Us to Recover, Rebuild and Win in 2020

Angela Eagle | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

Today I am entering the race to be Labour's deputy leader because I believe I can help us to recover, rebuild and win in 2020... Over the course of this campaign I will travel the country to listen to the people who did the hard graft in this election. We need a root and branch review - not of our navels - but of the practical things we need to do to make our party stronger. I'm not standing in this election to be a commentator, I'm standing in this election because I want to fix the problems we have and help us move forward as a united Party. Together, we can win in 2020.

Ned Simons

Angela Eagle 'Considering' Labour Leadership Bid | Ned Simons | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Politics

Former shadow cabinet minister Angela Eagle is considering running for the Labour leadership, as the party comes to terms with its unexpected general ...

Ned Simons

Gay People Are 'Still Being Beaten Up', Angela Eagle Warns Against LGBT Complacency | Ned Simons | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Politics

Shadow cabinet minister Angela Eagle speaks to The Huffington Post at the launch of Labour's LGBT manifesto about the party's priorities, the ...

Ned Simons

Labour: If You Can Find Love Online You Should Be Able To Vote Online | Ned Simons | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Politics

People should be able to use the internet to vote in general elections, a Labour shadow cabinet minister has said. Angela Eagle, the shadow leader ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: The Ukypocrites

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 08.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 8 May 2014... 1) THE UKYPOCRITES You can't beat Ukip for hypocrisy, double standards and c...

Ned Simons

Labour Must Make 'Radical' Offer To Voters In 2015, Warns Shadow Cabinet Minister | Ned Simons | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Politics

Labour needs to produce the most "radical" manifesto in over twenty years if it is to secure the big majority it needs at the next election to impleme...

Ned Simons

Labour Shouldn't Worry Too Much About Ukip, Says Shadow Cabinet Minister | Ned Simons | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Politics

Labour shouldn't worry too much about Ukip taking its votes at the next general election a shadow cabinet minister has said, despite warnings from sen...

The Government's Gagging Bill Says It All About Who David Cameron Really Stands Up For

Angela Eagle | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

The reality is that the government have put their fingers in their ears, refused to listen to the clamour from across civil society and are ploughing on regardless. Their gag is a deliberate and cynical attempt to insulate their record and policies from legitimate, democratic criticism in the run up to an election.

'It's Not A Dog's Breakfast'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics

The coalition's lobbying reforms cleared their first parliamentary hurdle on Tuesday despite criticism that they could hit charities and think-tanks. ...

Lobbying Bill A 'Sinister Gag' On Democracy, Warns Labour

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics

The government's Lobbying Bill is a "sinister gag" on democracy, the Labour Party has warned. Reforms to lobbying rules will be debated by MPs toda...

Lobbying Bill A 'Sinister Gag' On Democracy, Warns Labour

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics

The government's Lobbying Bill is a "sinister gag" on democracy, the Labour Party has warned. Reforms to lobbying rules will be debated by MPs toda...