If you feel like you need to back a good cause or put some money into something to regain credibility please do that - brilliant, thank you - but then have a think about, and take action to fix, the wrongs that meant you lost your credibility in the first place.
Other areas of concern include the end of ring-fenced public health budgets at local level and the removal of the local government grant with increased reliance instead on business rates. This is likely to impact on the ability of local authorities to provide both prevention and back to work support to residents.
Oh, Oldham West. Poor, poor Oldham West. By the time you read this article, we might already know the results of Thursday's by-election. I'm already t...
Of the nine million people who voted Labour in May, around four million withhold their backing for Corbyn and McDonnell on the economy, saying they trust the Tories more, or trust neither party, or simply 'don't know'. Unless the great bulk of these doubters can be won over, Labour will not be able even to get back to nine million votes, let alone the 10-11 million it needs to become the largest party.
The United Kingdom has a long and proud history of manufacturing. The Industrial Revolution helped put the 'Great" into Britain and put this country a...
In what can be assumed to be an attempt to relate to the fictitious woman voter who eludes consecutive governments, this week's Autumn Statement and Spending Review promised that funds from the tax on sanitary products would go towards women's charities.
The Trade Union Bill is not the only piece of draft legislation currently attacking unions. Largely unnoticed the Enterprise Bill is shuffling through Parliament. Mostly uncontentious save one clause that should cause alarm to any public sector worker facing redundancy in the next few years.
My period is not philanthropy. Our wombs shouldn't be used to pay for the safety and health of our mothers, sisters and friends. You might have thought this was going to win us over, George, but I'm not buying it. I'm going to carry on fighting the tampon tax, and I know I won't be the only person to think that your plan to shut us up is a bloody joke.
We demand long term, sustainable funding for vital domestic violence services. We demand an end to austerity. We will remember the services lost and we will remember the women who haven't survived and the women who are surviving despite the government's brutal austerity measures. Together we remember - together we will win.
Magic comes in many forms. Take the autumn statement from George Osborne: Delivered by a Conservative but sounding rather Labour. Stories in advance ...
This autumn, a group of cross-party MPs posed questions to the Department of Health, in an attempt to gather information on the current state of the U...
By taking difficult decisions, we've turned things around. After five years spent clearing up Labour's mess, I'm proud that we're now in a position to focus on rebuilding Britain and creating a brighter future for everyone in it.
Ultimately, the Chancellor's focus on building new homes in the Spending Review was welcome - but helping a broader range of people, not just aspirant home owners would be a more positive way of using the additional money.
The generation of students that I represent now find themselves facing a crisis in the cost of studying and living. A crisis which means learners in colleges and undergraduates at university are having to choose between putting food on the table and paying the electricity bill. The 'choices' the government are so proud of creating for students have become about heating or eating. This is a crisis that we have to tackle.
The Autumn Statement is a ritualistic sham. The Chancellor's statement to Parliament gives the illusion of accountability. In fact, Parliament is powerless to do anything but rubber stamp his plans. Unsustainable spending is possible because there are no real checks on the Treasury's dominion over taxpayers' money. The solution is to empower Parliament.
When Osborne started to address the House of Commons about the tampon tax I was confused, but still hopeful. Might the Mother of Parliaments finally witness women-friendly policy-making? Er, no. I was staggered. I am still staggered. Not only is this decision incredibly disappointing, it is incredibly revealing.