Angela Eagle

Prime Minister's Questions: Osborne Ignores Tory Civil War

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics

George Osborne has ignored the Tory civil war around him as he hit out at Labour splits and compared senior MPs to "rats deserting a sinking ships". ...

Corbyn And Harman: 'Tory Men' Dominate EU Debate

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn and Harriet Harman have warned that the EU referendum campaign is being “dominated by Tory men” who should now “move over” to gi...

The Waugh Zone March 31, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday March 31, 2016… Paul is on holiday. So this morning's WaughZone is written by Owen Bennett. 1) EV...

Sunday Trading: A Humiliating Defeat for the Tory Government

Angela Eagle | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Politics
Angela Eagle

Strong scrutiny is essential to good legislation. This Government have demonstrated a track record of ducking, diving and dodging scrutiny. If the Government truly believe in the programme they are implementing, they should not be afraid of proper debate, and should be able to demonstrate greater respect for parliament and for democracy.

Angela Eagle Dodges Backing Jeremy Corbyn And Says It Is 'Interesting' She's Being Touted As Future Leader

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Politics

Angela Eagle today claimed it is “interesting” she is being touted as a future Labour leader as she declined to give a ringing endorsement to Jere...

Sunday Trading Law Changes Being 'Bounced' Through Parliament, Claims Labour

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Politics

Controversial plans to allow shops to open for longer on Sundays are being “bounced” through Parliament, Labour claimed today. Business Secreta...

Eight LGBT Icons Give The Advice They Wish Had Been Given To Them

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

From popstars to politicians and theologians to filmmakers, there are virtually no communities without their own LGBT icons. Young and old, they have ...

Unions Gear Up To Defy Corbyn Over Trident

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s hopes of changing Labour policy to dump Trident look set to be defeated by trade unions whose members rely on the defence industry. ...

Corbyn Wants A More 'Coherence' From Reshuffle

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is expected to confirm his Shadow Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday amid continuing doubt over the role of key figures on his frontbench. ...

Angela Eagle Avoids Backing Jeremy Corbyn To Lead Labour Into Next Election

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 20.12.2015 | UK Politics

Angela Eagle has dodged giving Jeremy Corbyn her backing to lead Labour into the next general election. In an interview on the BBC's Andrew Marr pr...

Commons People Politics Podcast: Sunbeds, Donald Trump, and Caroline Lucas

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK Politics

Dominating UK politics this week was the American billionaire and presidential hopeful Donald Trump – but most definitely for all the wrong reasons....

The Waugh Zone December 8, 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday December 9, 2015… 1) KEEPING ‘EM OUT It’s George Osborne taking PMQs today because David C...

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 Cabinet reshuffle l...

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 the deput...

'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 NHS bill, ...