UK Labour

Why Are We Tolerating This Language From An MP? Sorry Will Not Do.

Shazia Awan | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

At a time when I have personally been urging members of the public to report unpleasant and offensive post-Brexit rhetoric to the police - with the racial hatred and xenophobia spreading across the UK, hearing these words normalised by a elected Member of Parliament is truly is a disaster for community cohesion in all parts of Britain.

All-Women Shortlists Have Starved Labour of Female Talent

James Walker | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Walker

Labour does not need all-women shortlists to get top talent on its side. Barbara Castle, one of the longest serving female MPs in history, and a women described by Harold Wilson as "good at whatever she touched", was not elevated to her position on an all-women shortlist, and nor were her peers.

11 Media Organisations That Are 'Biased' Against Jeremy Corbyn (Including Us)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK

Few politicians are currently more divisive than one Mr Jeremy Corbyn. The embattled Labour leader has had a rough few weeks as he deals with the fall...

Frankie Boyle's Assessment Of The Labour Party Is Deeply Scathing Of Jeremy Corbyn's Challengers

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK

The already tumultuous Labour Party leadership race has now been painted in even more bleak and rueful colours by Frankie Boyle. The Scottish comic pu...

Owen Smith: 15 Things You Need To Know About The Man Challenging Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK

Labour MP and former Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Owen Smith is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of the Labour party. The Welsh poli...

The Current Meltdown in Our Political System Is a Symptom of Our Broken Voting System

Owen Winter | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Owen Winter

It may have been the EU referendum that triggered the recent political uncertainty but the roots of this chaos run much deeper. The only way to re-engage those who feel disillusioned with the political system is a proportional voting system where their voices are counted equally.

Momentum Deny Changing Its Name After Company Becomes 'Jeremy For Labour'

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Politics

The Jeremy Corbyn-backing Momentum group has denied changing its name, despite the company which runs the organisation rebranding ahead of this summer...

Labour MP Attacks 'Juvenile, Narcissistic' Jeremy Corbyn Over Trident

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK

A Labour MP has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for being “reckless” and “narcissistic” in his resistance to renewing Britain’s Trident nuclear weapo...

May Reneges on Key Leadership Pledge

Sam Harrison | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

The Japanese firm Softbank is to take over British chip designer ARM with no objection from the government, despite Theresa May's recent questioning of the wisdom of takeovers of British companies by overseas entities.

We Have More in Common

Elliott Adair | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Elliott Adair

The current crisis in the party aside, I would urge the next MP for Batley and Spen to remain neutral in the crisis. The job should be to represent constituents, hold the government to account and ignore anything else. In my view Jo Cox's memory cannot be remembered as it should be if her successor is immediately drawn into battle for the leadership.

From the Margins to Labour, With a Word or Two About Momentum

Amy Kenyon | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Amy Kenyon

I joined Labour before the last leadership election. Cards on the table: not only had I been deeply sceptical about Labour since the Blair years, but I have never been much of a joiner. I have often felt more comfortable as an outsider, even to those organisations/parties I most support.

Labour's Naz Shah Admits Her Comments Were Anti-Semitic

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics

Naz Shah has admitted the comments that got her suspended from the Labour Party in April were anti-Semitic. The Bradford West MP added she “didn’t...

'Sacked' Shadow Minister Releases Devastating Statement About Jeremy Corbyn's Leadership

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK

A Labour MP has claimed she was appointed and then sacked as a Shadow Minister by Jeremy Corbyn without her knowledge while undergoing cancer treatmen...

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour Meetings Shouldn't Be Cancelled Because Of A 'Perception' Of Intimidation

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Politics

"It seems to me the £25 bar is quite high, not really reasonable" @jeremycorbyn to @adamfleming on #LabourLeadership— Daily...

Labour MP Apologises After Turkey Coup Jeremy Corbyn 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK

Jon Trickett, the MP for Hemsworth in West Yorkshire, has said sorry after comparing the bloody coup attempt in Turkey to the Labour party leadership ...

Push Present: Hell Yes!

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I don't readily applaud anything Kanye West does, in fact I think the guy is first class knob, but in the case of his push present for Kim after the birth of Saint, I whole heatedly approve.

Are Labour MPs Regretting the Corbyn Split?

Sam Harrison | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Politics
Sam Harrison

As Angela Eagle prepares her leadership bid, there are reports that certain members of the Parliamentary Labour Party are regretting their decision to resign from shadow government positions.

Angela Eagle Is Being Trolled By Corbyn Backers After Call For Support Backfires

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK

Angela Eagle has launched her Labour leadership bid so inevitably she’s called on her fans for support. Only they’re being heavily drowned by Jere...

We Need a Reconciler, Not a Divider

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Banseka Kayembe

If Labour play their cards right, they can create a hopeful, unifying campaign with policies that speak to a broad spectrum of the electorate at a time when the Conservatives appear to be regressing back into an even uglier form of right wing politics. But they cannot do this with Corbyn at the helm.

A Serpent's Egg Redux: Labour and the Disconnect with the Working Class

Julian Vigo | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Vigo

For much of the past ten days I have been engaged in a series of online and real-life discussions with complete strangers, friends, friends of FaceB...

Memorial To Former Labour Leader Vandalised With Swastikas And BNP Graffiti

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK

A memorial to the late Labour leader Michael Foot in his home city has been vandalised with extremist graffiti. The stone tribute to the left-winger,...

The Internet Is Laughing At The Theory About The 'Sinister' Force Behind The Corbyn Coup

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK

Len McCluskey has been told to withdraw his "ridicolous conspiracy theory" claim that the coup against Jeremy Corbyn is being orchestrated by a PR fir...

An Open Letter to the Labour Party About Unity - From a Labour Party Member

Euan Healey | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Politics
Euan Healey

I joined the Labour Party around a year ago. I joined to shape the Labour Party into the organisation that I want it to become, the organisation that I think I could vote for - and the organisation that could win general elections, to do right by the people of this country. A year on, I do not see this party as one that I want to be part of.

Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Past Leadership Elections?

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics

The Conservatives are undertaking their first leadership election for 11 years, while Labour is on the verge of its second in nine months. But how wel...

Why I'm Falling Out of Love With Labour

Lauren Davies | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Davies

I desperately want to believe that a unified Labour Party is possible, so I'll refrain from cutting up my membership card for the moment, but if the current conditions continue, I and perhaps many others may find ourselves reconsidering our positions within the party.