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Grenfell Tower tragedy: why?

Grenfell Tower tragedy: why? By Mick Brooks First we must offer our condolences to the friends and relatives of the victims of this terrible event. We don’t know what caused the fire. We don’t know what the final victim count will be.  We do know that this should never have happened and must never happen again. [continue...]

Getting Involved with Labour

This is just the sort of thing new Labour Party members need, courtesy of Sheffield Momentum: here:  [continue...]

General Election 2017: how did we do?

General Election 2017: how did we do? By Mick Brooks This was the best Labour general election campaign I have participated in my life. There was unprecedented enthusiasm on the streets and estates. People with red rosettes were greeted everywhere with thumbs up and car horns honking in support.
• The Tory press was vituperative. The Sun’s headline on election day was “Don’t chuck Britain in the Cor-bin – vote Tory unless you want a friend of terrorists who’s ready to open our borders and hike up taxes as your next PM”.
• The Tories resorted to outright lies – for instance they invented the threat of a Labour ‘garden tax’ a couple of days before the election
• The Conservative manifesto was completely uncosted. For instance the Winter Fuel Allowance was to be means tested but they couldn’t tell us who would get it and who wouldn’t, We were supposed to take it all on trust and vote for them anyway.
• They went through endless wobbles and reversals, most notably on the ‘dementia tax’ and the cost of social care.
• Their attempt to run a Presidential campaign around May’s supposed leadership on Brexit negotiations failed utterly. May was in effect demanding dictatorial powers for the duration of the negotiations.
• ‘Robotic’ was the most common description of her conduct. May evidently wanted the job but wouldn’t turn up to debate – equivalent to not turning up to the job interview
• Even the two terrorist attacks during the campaign redounded against the Tories as it drew attention to the 19,000 plus cuts on police numbers imposed by May since 2010. [continue...]

Don’t Believe the IFS on Labour’s Programme

Don’t Believe the IFS on Labour’s Programme The Institute of Fiscal Studies has set itself up as the oracle on economic policy. David Cameron (former failed Prime Minister) regarded its judgements as “the gold standard.” [continue...]

Labour or Tory – Who’s Credible?

Labour/Tory – Costing and Credibility Labour’s 2017 Election Manifesto has been widely welcomed. It can fairly said that it contains something for pretty well everyone. The pledges in ‘For the Many, Not the Few’ are carefully costed. They come to £48.6bn The 128 page Manifesto is accompanied by an 8 page documented called ‘Funding Britain’s Future’ (link below), fully referenced. This document costs every single item in the Manifesto. The total cost is £48.6bn. The figures add up. Labour showed that 95% of the population would not pay an extra penny. Only the rich would contribute a little more. [continue...]

Tory Manifesto: blood, sweat toil and tears – for what?

Tory Manifesto: blood, sweat toil and tears – for what? The Tory general election manifesto for 2017 has been accurately described by Skawkbox as ‘the stupidest suicide note in history’. What the Tory Manifesto actually promises is more pain, pain, pain.  [continue...]

Campaign for Socialism in Scotland

Campaign for Socialism in Scotland Campaign for Socialism is the Scottish sister organisation of the LRC. It is working to elect Scottish Labour Party candidates in every constituency across Scotland.
However, of those candidates, we are proud to announce that a significant number of them are CfS members and supporters. The candidates and constituencies can be found below: [continue...]

Parliamentary Candidates the LRC Particularly Backs

Parliamentary Candidates the LRC Particularly Backs Good Guys Here are some Labour candidates you will be proud and privileged to campaign for.
We think Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North), John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington) and Diane Abbot (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) are safe in their constituencies, but back them up anyway. [continue...]

General Election 2017. How You Can Help

General Election 2017
How You Can Help
The LRC supports every Labour candidate. Below is a list of the most marginal constituencies in Britain..
             
                                                                  Challenger                                                   Swing Needed                                        
Gower           Conservative                 Labour                   Maj 27                               0.1%
Derby North       Conservative           Labour                 Maj 41                               0.1  
  City of Chester Labour Chris Matheson Conservative               Maj 93                               0.2
Croydon Central Conservative               Labour                   Maj 165                               0.3
Ealing Central & Acton Labour Rupa Huq Conservative               Maj 274                               0.5
Ynys Mon (Anglesey) Labour Albert Owen Plaid Cymru               Maj 229                               0.7
Vale Of Clwyd Conservative                       Labour               Maj 237                               0.7
Brentford & Isleworth Labour Ruth Cadbury Conservative               Maj 465                               0.8
Bury North Conservative                       Labour               Maj 378                               0.8 [continue...]

Vote Labour! The People v the Establishment

Vote Labour! The People v the Establishment Statement of the Labour Briefing Editorial Board [continue...]

LRC Statement On Syria - April 2017

Donald Trump’s response to the death of “beautiful babies” caused by the latest chemical gas attack in Syria has been to kill a few more. Reports suggest at least four children were killed in the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase in Idlib province. The British government fell into line calling the US action “appropriate”. [continue...]

BFAWU supports the Labour Party’s £10 an hour minimum wage pledge

By Ian Hodson It’s great news that a mainstream political party has recognised the importance of taking positive action to raise pay. Since 2008, politicians from all parties along with many in the media, have pushed the narrative that society will somehow improve by imposing austerity and blaming minority groups for the state of the country’s finances. Sadly, many have fallen for this deception and the ‘look over there’ politics that has rose to prominence since the Conservatives returned to power in 2010. [continue...]

£20 Billion In Tory Tax Giveaways To Big Business And A Wealthy Few

By John McDonnell MP Labour research reveals that the Tories’ tax changes that came into effect on 1 April will see £2.5 billion in tax giveaways alone handed out to big business and a wealthy few in 2017/18. The figures also reveal that by 2022, this could total around £20 billion, which includes over £2 billion in corporation tax giveaways to big corporations like Google in the next year alone. [continue...]

Tories Cut PIP Payments To 160,000 Disabled People

By Ian Malcolm-Walker Around 160,000 people, mostly with mental health issues, will lose their entitlement to help with getting around under Personal Independence Payments (PIP). The Tories claim this is not a cut but only reversing an entitlement that they never intended. That is a lie. [continue...]

New membership system

We will shortly be moving to a new online membership system for those of you who pay online. It will allow new members to self-register and existing members to renew online.  The benefits are:  [continue...]

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