It's time we established co-ops as a vital tool that all democratic political parties and movements should feel comfortable embracing. If we don't, the risk is that the UK co-op sector will continue to lag behind those in other developed countries and our ambitions for a more inclusive economy will be frustrated anew.
May will continue to maintain that a vote for her is a vote for economic stability and a secure Brexit process. On the other hand the PM will assert that a vote for Corbyn's Labour is a vote for a divisive and unstable government propped up in coalition by Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP, and the Lib Dems. This message will resonate with vast swathes of the electorate.
It is both interesting and encouraging that senior politicians have already spoken about public sector outsourcing and contracting in the first week o...
Taking the first question at PMQs last Wednesday Alberto Costa, the Conservative MP for South Leicestershire, entirely understandably and I'm sure entirely intentionally posed the Prime Minister a question designed to set the General Election campaign off with a set of themes that the Conservatives will run with consistently until June 8th.
In the end, whatever the opinion polls say and whatever happens on June 8th, lessons must be learnt from the Osborne fallacy. The rhetoric must match the reality and if that happens then the public will be in no doubt that Theresa May is a lot of things, but strong and stable, she most certainly isn't.
Any political decision is not without risk but announcing a General Election is the biggest of them all. In Theresa May's case the U-turn over whether to hold one at all is not the best start but her need to silence critics in her own party and an apparently unassailable lead over a feeble Labour Party are just too much to ignore. The opportunities outweigh the risks. But the PM's short term gains may prove an undoing as well.
Before the manifestos come out, I thought we all needed a reminder of what was promised in 2015 by the Conservatives. I was especially interested in t...
The normalisation of xenophobia in our political discourse and media is having a real impact on the lives of real people. If you value equality, respect and human dignity, then this election is the time for you to step up. Your vote is your pledge - your pledge to stand against the bigotry that is being mainstreamed in our politics and public spaces. Here are five ways that you can directly challenge xenophobia in the course of this general election...
Labour, Liberal Democrat and Ukip activists will be working hard over the coming weeks to prevent a Tory win. The polls will inevitably get closer. And the Conservatives? If we want a win that will be remembered for generations then we will have to go toe to toe with them all.
This election leaves us with a clear choice. A choice of stability and a clear vision for Brexit provided by Theresa May and the Conservative Party, or the other choice, a Labour Party lead by Jeremy Corbyn with no clear vision on Brexit and a party that cannot unite behind him.
Supporting apprentices is increasingly being seen as an important part of strengthening the labour market as a whole with apprenticeships expected to contribute a staggering £3.4 billion to the UK economy by 2022.
Elections create winners and losers. Politicians like to claim that their policies will benefit everyone, '[e]very person, every family, every business, every community the length and breadth of the United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland', to quote Theresa May. Sadly, this isn't the case.
Here is the thing. If Theresa May can change her mind so spectacularly within months about the merits and demerits of an early general election, then we must give the people the opportunity to change their minds once the terms of Brexit are concluded. Offer a second referendum and let the people decide.
Both the recent reporting and the latest polling data suggests that Theresa May has called an election because she wants to win a large majority - possibly three figures. All the polling currently points to a big win for the Conservatives. They are more than 20 points ahead of Labour and well into the 40% range it is assumed is needed for victory. This has been the case for some time.
On 9 June either our current Prime Minister, Theresa May, or current Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, will walk through the door of 10 Downing Street becoming our next Prime Minister: who do you want it to be?
The Women's Equality Party is out to joyfully shatter the old model, with the politics of women's liberation and a collaborative approach to creating fairer systems that work better for everyone. WE burst into life two years ago to build an alternative to parties whose manifestos left women's choices til last and viewed cross-party collaboration with the distrust of people at war.