Michael Dugher

At present, non-subscription streaming sites like YouTube fall under what's call the "safe harbour" legislation which means they are not held responsible for user-generated content or uploaded content they host. The result is that YouTube pays an unacceptably low amount for the music enjoyed by its one billion users. That simply has to change.
The voracious appetite for British music around the world has never been greater and has pushed our exports up 11% to a new high of £365million last year, according to recent figures from the BPI... But the current uncertainty and lack of clarity about the Government's Brexit plans threatens our success. It means some investment opportunities are on hold and long-term planning is seriously hampered.
Jeremy Corbyn has been lambasted by his former shadow culture secretary over Labour's "barmy" plan to scrap Britain's Trident
As it is, the official policy of Labour is to support the renewal. So again, Corbyn could be forced to rebel against his own party. Not that he is unused to that, but rebelling as leader? That would be something special. If he tries to force his Shadow Cabinet to vote against renewal, or even backs a free vote, people will walk. The blocks will fall. Corbyn will be left with a very small Jenga tower indeed...
The latest episode of Jeremy Corbyn's criticism comes in the form of his controversial Shadow Cabinet reshuffle. MPs who have publicly disagreed with Corbyn on issues like Trident and airstrikes in Syria have claimed they are being unfairly dropped in an attempt to seek revenge for their opposition to the party leader.
Significantly, Labour deputy leader, Tom Watson, heaped praise on Mr Dugher as he recognised the "loss" to the Shadow Cabinet
Jeremy Corbyn is expected to confirm his Shadow Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday amid continuing doubt over the role of key figures
Jeremy Corbyn is set to start discussions on changes to his Shadow Cabinet today amid fresh warnings against a ‘punishment
Jeremy Corbyn will be left with a "politburo of seven" if he moves against senior critics in Labour, a shadow cabinet member
You might have missed it, but this week the Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch, published a strategy for sport on behalf of the Government. That's right - up to now they hadn't got one. But unlike many of her predecessors before last May, Tracey is a sharp cookie and thought it might be a good idea to have one.
The five things you need to know on Friday December 11, 2015… 1) FLY TIPPING It’s a big day for the environment, with signs
Labour Shadow Cabinet minister Michael Dugher has condemned Ken Livingstone for his comments on the London 7/7 bombers, calling
Children’s participation in sport has dropped significantly since 2010, making a “mockery” of the Olympic legacy, according
In their final term of 18 years in government, the Tories broke up British Rail, creating the fragmented privatised network that we experience today. They shouldn't have had the chance to commit this vandalism - a Labour Party divided and hampered by the hard left through the 1980s failed to win, and left the way open for this. But we must also accept that the Labour Party of more recent years hasn't been bold enough in reversing the Tory mess.
The current Conservative Government's own difficulties with their own party must not influence the Government's approach. We cannot again let politics get in the way of good business - there are too many jobs at stake.
Labour has today questioned David Cameron over whether the Conservative Party "deceived" voters with false election promises
The five things you need to know on Friday June 26, 2015... 1) THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD “It’s been a long night,” David
The Tories were accused of "stiffing" the North today after revealing billions of pounds of rail improvement work are to
A senior Labour figure has condemned the party's "absolutely unforgivable" election failure and claimed Ed Miliband was surrounded