Jo Cox, who has been taken from us so cruelly, was a brilliant politician, tireless campaigner for social justice and friend to all who knew her. Jo lit up any room she walked into, with her warmth, wit and wisdom. The Labour Party has lost one of our brightest and one of our best.Jo's Labour family is shocked to the core that such a vibrant, dedicated, warm and exuberant woman can be snatched from us in an instant. Jo fizzed with life, energy, and compassion. Jo's husband Brendan has urged us all to fight against the hatred that killed her. I know that he and their children will have all the love and support that our party, and our country, can give as they face a future without the wife and mother they loved.
Kinnock has shown he is an internationalist who can think local - someone who can consider the big, extensional issues of politics and society and also get stuck in to the nitty-gritty of constituency problems. Amid an unstable Labour Party, and questions over who could be the next leader, don't be surprised if his name is in the frame in the not too distant future.
The five things you need to know on Thursday March 31, 2016… Paul is on holiday. So this morning's WaughZone is written by
The five things you need to know on Wednesday March 30, 2016… Paul is on holiday. So this morning's WaughZone is written
Labour MP Stephen Kinnock is not happy with Javid
Business Secretary Sajid Javid has been slammed for travelling to Australia while the fate of thousands of British steelworkers
This week in politics saw more questions about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership credentials, a poignant International Women’s Day
Labour’s Stephen Kinnock has increased the pressure on Jeremy Corbyn by setting out what he needs to achieve in May to avoid
But the reason that we keep circling back to Heathrow is not just because it is the right technical solution. But because it is the only politically deliverable solution. No other UK airport offers value to every nation and region of the UK. Which, incidentally, is also why it is the only UK airport which is full - and it has been for a decade now.
Stephen Kinnock on Stereophonics, Locking MPs In A Windowless Room And What Brings Tears To His Eyes
Donnie Darko. No, I haven't got a clue what it all means either. 10) Who is your favourite band/artist? I love the Stereophonics
There can be no doubt that the Syrian crisis is spiralling out of control, and that US and EU attempts to develop anything that remotely resembles a coherent approach have been woefully inadequate. But it is not too late. Now is the time for our government to step into the vacuum; now is the time for our Prime Minister to show some leadership, and to start engaging in pro-active diplomacy in Moscow, Tehran, Washington, Ankara and Riyadh; now is the time for a roadmap to peace and stability... Clearly, we will have to compromise with Moscow and Tehran, and those compromises will certainly cause us discomfort along the way. The Syria crisis is a blood-soaked game of shadows. We must now learn and adapt to its rules; and we must start playing to win.
Labour needs to “reclaim ownership” of the Union Jack and own the immigration debate in order to win back Ukip and SNP voters
Stephen Kinnock has said plans to limit child tax credits to the first two children in a family are reminiscent of "eugenics
Rather like Birgitte Nyborg, the fictional prime minister in the Danish drama Borgen, Thorning-Schmidt has been staging a political fight back. Over the last few months, she's gained ground on her main opponent, Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
Barack Obama wants to “do nothing” on the world stage and the United Nations is a “laughing stock”, according to new Labour
Thorning-Schmidt poses for that now-notorious selfie with Obama and Cameron Defending himself in the House of Commons, Cameron
The history of Israel-Palestine is undoubtedly complex, but its present is actually far less so. For when you boil all the issues down to their essence, the fact is that the presence of 550,000 Israeli settlers on land that has been internationally recognised as occupied is what drives this conflict. The two-state solution will continue to be a pipe-dream unless and until Israel decides that it's prepared to end the occupation: it's as simple as that... The world knows that this must never be allowed to happen again, and it recognises more clearly than ever that the onus is now on Israel to come to the negotiating table in good faith. The peace process has seen many false dawns, but it's just possible that this time it could be different.
The son of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock has been selected as candidate for a safe seat in 2015. Stephen Kinnock will
The Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has admitted that it is "unusual" that her husband is hoping to become