Labour Conference

Conference - A Warm and Fuzzy Echo Chamber

Jess Phillips | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

If I were to be straight talking and honest I'd say the last five days were probably my fave times at party conference in last five years. It is gorgeous to be adored and it was really sunny. Jeremy must feel pretty warm and fuzzy if the way I feel is anything to go by. But and it is a big but... we need to draw a line under the love-in, stop talking to each other and start talking and listening to the non revolutionary non adoring sorts.

An Open Letter to Tom Watson

Chris Whiting | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Dear Tom Watson... I was so heartened, like many, to see Labour's new leader Jeremy Corbyn call for a 'kinder politics'. However, given you're not so kind and frankly laughably hypocritical comments about the Liberal Democrats today, am I to assume this is the first Labour u-turn under yet another feckless leader?

Diary of a Labour Conference Virgin, Day 2

George Dokimakis | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

Today's conference was an amazing experience that I was proud and humbled to be part of. Now, onwards to day 3 and standing for a few hours to hear Jeremy address the party for the first time in his 32-year career as a Leader of the opposition.

Jeremy Corbyn Has Made Some Bold Pledges About The Future Of The Country

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn will seek to defy his critics today with a patriotic speech that marries new help for small businesses with a plea for a “kinder polit...

Diary of a Labour Conference Virgin. Day 1

George Dokimakis | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

I'll cheat and start first with day 0, Saturday, when I first arrived in Brighton. First time in Brighton, first time in a Labour conference. The sun was shining, the sea was iridescent, looking like a close sister of a Greek island's sea front in the Aegean sea. All good omens about the Labour conference for a conference virgin...

Jeremy Corbyn Jumps In To Rescue Candy Atherton After Her Wheelchair Gets 'Stuck'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

This is the moment that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn jumped to the rescue as Councillor Candy Atherton got stuck on the conference stage. Shadow Cha...

'Labour Blindly Vowing To Stay In The EU Encourages Cameron To Give Away Workers' Rights'

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics

Labour “blindly embracing” the campaign to stay in the European Union will encourage David Cameron to negotiate away workers’ rights, one of Bri...

Power and Authority Can No Longer Reside Exclusively in the Hands of the Whitehall Elite

Jon Trickett | Posted 26.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jon Trickett

In effect, what happened over the summer is that a new movement emerged. Restless with an unsatisfactory status quo which no longer serves Britain, people in their tens of thousands turned to Labour as their political party of choice. It is the task of the whole party to welcome our new colleagues, to listen, learn and perhaps adapt our party's culture and practices to these exciting new challenges.

A Flat Atmosphere at Labour's Conference

Jake Hurfurt | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jake Hurfurt

Yes, the conference in Manchester has had a certain air of expectation that Labour will win in 2015. There is not, however, the excitement that one would expect at the Labour conference preceding their entry to government, and Miliband's speech did not inspire in the way a man giving his last speech as Leader of the Opposition should do.

Asa Bennett

Ex-Bank Of England Official Slams Labour's 'Very Disruptive' Mansion Tax | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour's plan to hit houses worth over £2 million with a so-called 'mansion tax' would be "very disruptive" and hurt house prices, one of Britain's t...

Dave Really Would Not Like What His Ex-Big Society Guru Has To Say...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Tories have "abandoned" David Cameron's flagship Big Society agenda and lurched right-wards, according to the guru who helped inspire the project....

Burnham's Barnstorming Speech On The NHS Just Set Off More Leadership Speculation

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham's barnstorming speech setting out how Labour would better support the NHS went down a storm, with the audience twice springing up to give...

This Band Is Really Keen To Show How Much It Hates Ed Miliband

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has been publicly rebuked by The Horrors after one of their songs was played at Labour's annual conference before his keynote speech. T...

Miliband Is Getting Slammed For Forgetting Key Parts Of His Conference Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has admitted forgetting parts of his keynote party conference speech amid intense criticism that he failed to tackle immigration and the e...

Hodge Tears Into Miliband Over English Votes Delay

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is "kicking into the long grass" the question of whether only English MPs should be able to vote on English laws, a senior Labour figure h...

'I Am Gareth': Funniest Twitter Reactions To Ed Miliband's Labour Conference Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Comedy

It was the moment we'd all been waiting for. Possibly. The build up to Ed Miliband's speech is palpable, like that time I had to stay at home to wa...

Labour Unapologetic Over Plan To Curb EU Migration

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour wants to attract migrants with the "right skills, not no skills" as the party pushes to curb the number of EU migrants coming to Britain withou...

Miliband Has Gone Green To 'Save' Britain's Future

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband will put green politics at the heart of his political agenda in an impassioned speech Tuesday to Labour Party activists. Speaking at th...

Balls Promises Even Tighter Labour Austerity

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has attempted to bolster Labour's economic credibility by ruling out higher borrowing to pay for its programme if it wins power. In his ke...

Poverty Campaigners Call For 'Re-Think' After Balls Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

Do you trust the man who could hold the Treasury's red briefcase aloft after next year's general election? Trust was at the core of shadow chancell...

Balls Has Some Unpopular Things To Tell Labour Conference

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour is being "straight" with the public by admitting that it will impose more real-terms cuts on child benefit if it wins the general election, Ed ...

PICTURE: Ed Miliband's Blatant Attempt At Populism

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Who says Labour's not twerking? (Made for HuffPost UK Comedy by Simon Hume and David Schneider) More TOPICALOLs: Angela Merkel Wins Ano...

14 Pictures That Prove How Exciting Political Party Conferences Are

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Comedy

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Labour, Careful What You Wish for - And Remember Gordon

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

Although Miliband and Labour are keen to make the economy the main thrust of the conference, redefining the party's relationship with the affiliated unions will dominate the proceedings. In Bournemouth the hopes of a u-turn were not realised; instead Miliband showed a dogged determination to forge ahead with plans to reduce union influence over Labour and its policy-making....

WATCH: The Biggest D*ck In Politics?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Comedy

The marvellous Cassetteboy is back - under the guise of Bad Teeth - and this time he's taking on not just Cameron, or Clegg, or Miliband, but all thre...