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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...]

We Should Defend and Extend Migrant Rights, Not Take Them Away

By Hugh Lanning The wave of hatred that is sweeping Britain blames migrants for a wide range of social ills. We should not pander to anti-immigrant sentiment in a race we cannot win and should never want to,” says the founding statement of the Alliance for Free Movement. [continue...]

The Government Is Playing Dangerous Games With Local Government Finances

By Teresa Pearce MP The National Audit Office (NAO) have stated that implementing 100 per cent business rates retention before the Government’s Fair Funding Review has been published will result in an untested and potentially unfair system being imposed on already struggling councils. In the context of seven years of brutal and relentless cuts to local government, that is a risk that councils cannot afford.  [continue...]

We Must Tackle Outrageous Pay Disparities

By John McDonnell When Jeremy Corbyn was questioned in a recent BBC interview about high pay he raised the prospect of introducing pay ratios to address the outrageous disparities between the pay of company directors and chief executives and the workers in their companies. As usual he was pounced upon by the media and the Tories but what emerged within hours was the overwhelming popular support there was among the general public for the idea of tackling pay fairness by means of pay caps and pay ratios.  [continue...]

Tories’ Tax Plans Wreckage

By Mick Brooks With the humiliating U-turn on National Insurance Contributions the Tories’ tax plans are in ruins. With luck their undeserved reputation for economic competence will also be shredded. [continue...]

Better off with Labour: -  McDonnell’s Alternative to the Tory Budget

By Matt Willgress Next week at the Spring Budget the Tories will seek to prove both that the Theresa May, Phillip Hammond team has ‘reset’ economic policy from the Cameron-Osborne years and that the economic picture is rosy for Britain-  both couldn’t be further from the truth. [continue...]

Labour Party NCC and CAC Elections - What you can do to help

By Michael Calderbank The Conference Arrangements Committee (CAC) has a crucial role in influencing the running of conference, and therefore requires candidates who will represent the wishes of members.  [continue...]

Today’s Labour Party Is More In Tune With The Needs Of Our Communities Than Ever Before

By Ian Hodson The recent by-elections in Stoke and Copeland have seen the mainstream media and it’s political allies in Westminster go into orbit with their attacks on Jeremy Corbyn and the current direction of the Labour Party. It’s true that Labour lost Copeland and it’s always disappointing to lose a seat in any election, but contrast the media coverage of the loss of a seat with a 2,500 majority with the complete lack of hysteria around the Tories losing the safe seat of Richmond last year, defending a majority of 23,000. The media have also been quiet about the Conservatives being pushed into third place in Stoke. As yet, I can’t recall any news reporter asking Theresa May if she’s going to resign. [continue...]

Momentum Conference 25th March

Momentum Conference 25th March Inspired by the work of local groups over the last year and the hugely successful The World Transformed fringe festival that took place alongside Labour Party Conference in Liverpool in September, Momentum’s first conference ‘Building to Win’ will take place on Saturday 25th March in Birmingham.  [continue...]

Momentum Networking Conference 11th March

Momentum Networking Conference 11th March Pete Firmin, Brent Momentum member, reports [continue...]

Why I Still Have Faith in Corbyn

By Seema Chandwani When Miliband resigned, I tweeted that I wish Jeremy Corbyn would stand and to my surprise a month later he did. I wanted him to stand because I was sick and tired of managerial politics. I wanted Labour to be the Labour I remembered when I was growing up. The Labour that as an ethnic minority woman fought for and empowered my existence in society, that stood up for equality and championed progressive politics. [continue...]

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