We need the Government to lead on data. But it is afraid that a strong data framework will prevent it selling off our data to reduce Government costs. The Government is risking our long term data future for short term political gain. It is afraid that if it stands up for the safeguarding of our data, we'll see its hands are already in the till.
Denis will be remembered by all in politics, regardless of affiliation with affection. He was simply the best of politicians. A socialist, a man of firm conviction, a heavyweight intellectual, a mischievous wit and story teller, a patriot and someone the British public felt they could trust. Ultimately, a dreadnought class politician who helped rescue our economy and saved the Labour Party in its darkest hour. I am grateful to have known him and to have had my life enriched by his company.
As a supporter of the EU, I am optimistic that most youngsters believe our country's future should be outward looking and help us secure Britain's voice on the world stage. But either way, they have a right to be heard and the Prime Minister still has an opportunity to change his mind...
Enough! E-fucking-nough. Whilst the idealistic leanings of my mind strain and yearn for Jeremy Corbyn to deliver on his mandate with the ruthless effi...
While opposing austerity, protecting the right to strike and installing a living wage are all things the public can get behind, Labour's strengths will come in highlighting Tory weaknesses. If the government carries on with damning cuts to public services and making working people worse off, #JezWeDid may have governmental relevance in 2020.
Let's offer a hand of friendship to the Labour right: get behind our new leader for his sins, stop this sniping from the sidelines and bring your voice to the table. If Jeremy Corbyn's "new politics" is to mean anything at all, it is a voice that will be most welcome.
So today we're focusing on the Royal Mail - what should be the People's Post. But let's also talk about the people's NHS, the people's schools, and yes, even the people's prisons - run with proper accountability, proper pay and conditions for staff, and the quality of services that we need - and could afford to pay for, if we weren't shovelling public money into private hands through privatisation, and allowing multinational corporations and rich individuals to skip their obligations to pay their fair share of taxes.
His unwavering support for Corbyn has caused concern for me, as when I now read his pieces in the Guardian opinion section, all I can see is propaganda and a biased view, something I never thought I would see coming from his lips. Where is the critique?
In all, this was a moderate speech that nonetheless provided plenty of material for further debate. It remains to be seen just how bold the Shadow Chancellor is prepared to be in challenging the Government's 'at-all-costs' commitment to fiscal tightening.
Let me tell you about two places I went to in Palestine to demonstrate the impact of the illegal Israeli settlements of the people who rightfully live there...
In the midst of party conference season, there can be no doubt that charities are well and truly on the political agenda.
Day 4, the final day. The day where everything comes together. The day that we wrap up an amazing conference and return to all corners of the United K...
I did not support Corbyn in the leadership election, but remain grateful for his instilment of hope for change, both socially and politically for young and old. His vision looks to the future in optimism, and the future is something young poeple are 100% of. Even if his policy is just 'utopian', it has still brought some of the disengaged masses back to politics, and that can never be seen as a bad thing.
I reiterate today what I said to Labour conference earlier this week: we will fight as hard as we can to protect and preserve the Human Rights Act and we will do everything in our power to stop the Government walking away from the European Convention on Human Rights. Standing up for human rights is not just an essential part of Labour's values. It's part of our character and identity as a country.
A story of hope isn't enough - voters also need to be made aware of the danger that lies in the alternative.
Salami slicing. That phrase was used so often during the Labour Party conference earlier this week that, at one point, I wondered if I'd accidentally ended up at a cured meats festival. Sadly, that was not the case.