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Childbirth... It Can't Be That Hard - Right?

Tina McGuff | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina McGuff

Interestingly enough every time I spoke to the midwife about this she always smiled sweetly and said: "please keep an open mind Tina" - I scoffed knowing full well I did not need an 'open mind' as it was all going to go just beautifully thank you very much!

From Birth-Day To Birthday

Tina Medlock | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Tina Medlock

I on the other hand, wondered what the shitting hell had happened to me. My body had been violated, I was exhausted and all of a sudden I had to deal with this crying seven pound bundle of skin and hair. I wondered where my motherly instinct had pissed off to and why I had no idea as to what type of cry my baby was making.  Please tell me I am not the only one who could not decipher, hungry, tired, sick and bored cries?

Bob Crow - Six Lessons To Remember His Fighting, Militant Legacy By

Gregor Gall | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Gregor Gall

Bob Crow, the former RMT union general secretary, died at the tragically young age of 52 three years ago this week. In some ways, the world has moved on apace since he died on 11 March 2014 - with the arrival of the Trump presidency, the Brexit vote, Corbyn as Labour leader and so on.

The NHS Needs A Rescue Package In Next Week's Budget

Justin Madders | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Politics
Justin Madders

Even if the Chancellor comes up with extra funding in the budget it will only be a sticking plaster so we should not allow the public to be fooled into thinking that's job done. A long term, sustainable approach is needed and history has told us the Labour Party are the only ones who can deliver that.

Thousands Of Labour Party Members Are Deserting Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK

The “tide is turning” for Labour after it was revealed the party has lost nearly 26,000 members since last summer, according to leaked data. More ...

Labour's Donation Woes Are So Bad They're Now Being Beaten By The Lib Dems

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK

Labour have been out-fundraised by the Liberal Democrats for the first time ever, figures released on Thursday reveal. Jeremy Corbyn’s party recorde...

Latest Corbynista Conspiracy Theory Prompts Widespread Disbelief And Ridicule

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK

A Jeremy Corbyn supporter has produced a remarkable video demonstrating how to spot a ‘soft coup’ plotter on Twitter. The clip, accompanied by sin...

Blood Donors Gave Me The Chance To Be A Mum

Charlotte Wise | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Parents
Charlotte Wise

I had slumped down in a chair and was unaware of the commotion, as a swarm of doctors and midwives surrounded me and hoisted me up onto a bed. A short time later, I opened my eyes to find myself breathing through an oxygen mask and shaking uncontrollably. All I could hear repeatedly were the words, 'We need blood!'

Why Modernising Speaker John Bercow Must Stay

Dawn Butler | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dawn Butler

If the Prime Minister respects the will of the people she will call an end to the partisan manoeuvring by some of her MPs. Mr Speaker has my full support and that of my Labour colleagues. We are ready to defend him because his modernising agenda is right for Westminster and right for the country.

Britain's Future Must Speak For Both Englands - The Towns And The Cities

Lisa Nandy | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Lisa Nandy

Break down the result of the referendum and you will see that the growing division in England and Wales is not between North and South - or even left and right - but between towns and cities. We are increasingly a country made up of two groups of people whose shared experiences, political priorities and outlook, on the surface, are united on the surface by very little at all.

Protest Votes Are So Passe

Commons People | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Politics
Commons People

On this week's Commons People, the team consider if Labour is on the verge of yet another leadership contest after Clive Lewis quit the Shadow Cabinet. Labour's Gisela Stuart is dubbed a "liar" by a former colleague after she voted against an amendment calling for the rights of EU nationals in the UK to be protected in any Brexit deal.

The Future Of The Nursing Profession Is At Risk From This Government

Justin Madders | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Justin Madders

The uncertainty created by Brexit means that the reliance in recent years on recruitment from the EU is no longer available to shore up the numbers. Our NHS staff cannot keep giving more at the same time that we are giving them less, the Government needs to reinstate bursaries and end pay restraint - we cannot afford not to.

Labour, Under A Misapprehension

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Does anyone remember that old Panorama episode about Scientology? I'm thinking particularly of the clip in which, having spent the past few months fo...

It Might Sound Unbelievable, But Jeremy Corbyn Isn't Really Part Of The Establishment

Andrew Shaw | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew Shaw

Trailing Theresa May in the polls and disliked by many in his own party, Corbyn desperately needs to change his image for the voters that aren't die-hard Labour supporters...

Labour Divided And At Risk Of Cynicism Over Article 50

Cat Overton | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Cat Overton

Should Labour, in the final analysis, be seen to have in effect collaborated or at least stood by motionless as the Tories go hell for leather for a Hard Brexit, then its perceived waving through of Article 50 will be interpreted as a colossal act of cynicism, which many of the 48%, and indeed many loyal Labour voters, may not be able to forgive.

Ukip Leader Paul Nuttall To Fight Stoke By-Election, According To Reports

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics

Ukip’s Paul Nuttall is set to stand in the Stoke by-election, in what will be the biggest test of his leadership so far. According to ITV, the MEP w...

Corbyn Is Right On Bosses' Pay: A Maximum Of 20 Times The Wage Of Their Lowest-Paid Worker

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Fairness and justice are the pillars on which successful, happy societies are built. The present system that siphons so much wealth to the top 1% to the impoverishment of the rest is not fair, nor just. Failure to take action will result in the whole of society becoming poorer. Jeremy Corbyn is spot on; salaries of company bosses should be no more than 20 times the wage of its lowest-paid worker.

How Jeremy Corbyn's Big Relaunch Unravelled Into A Double U-Turn 'Shambles'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

Tuesday was a big day for Jeremy Corbyn - his long-awaited “relaunch” where he would set out Labour’s stance on Brexit, immigration and freedom ...

Israeli Diplomat Tried To Set Up Groups To Undermine 'Crazy' Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

The Israeli diplomat who was secretly recorded plotting to “take down” Sir Alan Duncan also sought to influence Labour policy and discredit Jeremy...

The Good, Bad And Hilarious Responses To Jeremy Corbyn's Christmas Message

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has highlighted the plight of the homeless in his Christmas message. The Labour leader sent greetings to the country on behalf of his pa...

Labour MPs Deny Jeremy Corbyn Stormed Out Of Xmas Party During 'Things Can Only Get Better'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK

Labour MPs have denied reports that Jeremy Corbyn stormed out of the party’s Christmas bash during a group rendition of D:Ream’s ‘Things Can Onl...

The Urgent Question: How Do We Turn The Voting Public Back To The Centre-Left While Tackling Inequality?

E.P Anthony | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics
E.P Anthony

Until the centre-left changes its thinking to better reflect working-class needs, they will become increasingly politically irrelevant, inequality will continue to increase, and working-class workers will turn to parties of the far-right who at least pretend to be listening to their concerns.

Questions Need To Be Asked About Jeremy Hunt's New NHS Reorganisation

Justin Madders | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Politics
Justin Madders

Despite the warnings about the secrecy, the impossible timetables and the financial imperatives surrounding these plans the Government seem determined to press ahead with them. When the plan for your area is released the questions outlined above might be ones you want to ask your local "STP lead" about.

Globalisation And Free-Market Capitalism Are Tearing Our Societies Apart

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

A fundamental change in the way capitalism works is essential. Cosmetic changes or just words, not backed by action, will not do. Otherwise, I fear for the cohesion of our societies with the demagogues and charlatans directing the anger and frustration of the masses, not at the economic system causing the poverty of the many, but towards the weakest, poorest and most vulnerable members of our society.

Why The Chancellor's First (And Last) Autumn Statement Is A Poisonous Damp Squib

Chi Onwurah | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chi Onwurah

Yesterday was Philip Hammond's first big moment as Chancellor, the opportunity, before a country and indeed a world buffeted by shockwaves of change and uncertainty, to set out a compelling, reassuring and above all confidence building vision of our economic future. Well we didn't get that did we?