Angela Eagle

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Let's Stop the Government's Gagging Bill

Angela Eagle | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

It is so useless that even Lynton Crosby - the tobacco lobbyist at the heart of Downing Street - wouldn't be covered by it. Both transparency campaigners and the lobbying industry agree that the government's toothless register is actually a step backwards from the codes of conduct and sanctions that already exist. The government should rename it the Let Lynton Lobby Bill.

Building a Better Politics

Angela Eagle | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

I am delighted to have got the People's Politics Inquiry underway, and to have today launched the consultation questions on Your Britain - the online policy hub set up by Labour to open our policy making process to anyone who wants to have a say in shaping our next manifesto. My colleagues and I are going to spend the summer having conversations with people who have been turned off from politics and we are going to ask them what we need to do to change. If we want to put power back in the hands of people, then we need to listen to people first.

Peter Bone Complains About 'Tory Taliban' Nickname

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Politics

Conservative backbencher Peter Bone has complained after a senior Labour MP mocked him for being a member of the "Tory Taliban". The Wellingborough...

Dave Needs to Say Yes to No More Page 3

Victoria Sadler | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

The No More Page 3 campaign is gathering pace at an extraordinary rate. It is in the right place at the right time. Public concern over easy access to sexualised imagery, and the influence of this on the psychology of children, has never been higher.

Labour's Alternative Queen's Speech

Angela Eagle | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

Over the last session of parliament we have seen a remarkably thin legislative agenda from the government. Swathes of parliamentary time have been left unfilled and the bills that they did produce have been chaotic, badly drafted and badly managed. I have calculated that since the last Queen's speech, the government have u-turned on average once every seven sitting days. If No10 briefing is accurate, they are u-turning on this Queen's Speech before it's even been delivered by dropping minimum alcohol pricing, plain cigarette packaging and their register of lobbying interests.

Give People Prizes For Voting, Say Labour

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics

Voters should be entered into a lottery to win prizes as a reward for turning up at the polls, a senior Labour figure has suggested. Angela Eagle, ...

When Is An Independent Candidate Not Independent?

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics

The government has rejected calls to require candidates to disclose if they are a member of a political party when standing for election as an indepen...