Campaign news

Labour Briefing Readers’ Meeting

26th November 2015

Labour Briefing Readers’ Meeting

Saturday 12 December
1pm – 5pm
Marchmont Street Community Centre
62 Marchmont St, London WC1N 1AB
(5 minutes’ walk from Kings Cross/Euston/Russell Square Stations)

Speakers include Liz Davies

The political situation has been transformed unrecognisably in the last few months. The Tories continue their austerity offensive, but the Labour Party has doubled in size and long standing Labour Briefing contributors are now in the leadership of the Party. At the same time the Labour leadership is facing a concerted effort to undermine them from the right wing press and from the right of the Party.

If you are a Labour Briefing supporter, if you’re one of Labour’s new members or supporters, or if you’ve rejoined the Party after some time away, we’d like to hear from you. What do you want from the magazine? How can we improve and grow? We need to be told what we’re doing well, and what we’re doing not so well! What do you think should be happening on the Labour left?

From the beginning Briefing has stood for an inclusive left – we argued for feminism, anti-racism, and LGBT solidarity at a time when there was less of a consensus around those issues than now. We’ve always stood for a politics that is not narrow or sectarian, and which is bottom-up rather than imposed by committee. Because of this, we think it’s important that the magazine ‘belongs’ to the readers, that you get to decide what you need it to do to support your activism. This is why we’d like you to take seriously the invitation to come to the meeting. Hope to see you there.

Labour Briefing is the magazine of the LRC.


Bookmark and Share


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...]

Folkestone United – coming together to support migrants Bridget Chapman, Folkestone United, reports [continue...]

No Witch-Hunts In The GMB, Reinstate Keith Henderson (The Online Petition) Keith Henderson Essex LRC member and former Regional Organiser of the GMB Union was dismissed from the GMB last December, Keith has always believed that the real reason for his dismissal was because of his socialist beliefs and the manifestation of his beliefs. [continue...]

Please see our Labour Briefing Website here: [continue...]

The LRC is supporting a broad alliance of campaign groups and trade unions against the proposals in the Welfare Reform Bill (currently before Parliament) and putting forward our alternative based on social justice and welfare for all. [continue...]

Across the country working people are losing their jobs and their homes. Meanwhile the bankers who plunged us into this crisis have been bailed out with billions of pounds of our money. It’s time to fight back. Their Crisis Not Ours! is the LRC’s campaign to bring together workers, pensioners, the unemployed, students, those facing repossession and all those suffering because of an economic crisis that has been imposed on us. The campaign is supporting the demands of the People’s Charter. [continue...]

Rail bosses are using the recession as an excuse to attack jobs and conditions and cut back on services and essential rail works, and hike rail fares - as LEAP research suggested they would. Thousands of jobs are being threatened or have been lost. At the same time rail fat cats are raking in big profits and bonuses on the back of the most expensive fares in Europe. Make no mistake: as the recession worsens so will the attack on rail workers and rail services. [continue...]

The campaign calling on the Government to abandon its plans for privatisation of Royal Mail. The Government has introduced the Postal Services Bill to part-privatise the Royal Mail. With our affiliate union CWU we are fighting to Keep the Post Public! [continue...]

The campaign to demand the Government funds improvements to all existing council housing, and to start building first class council homes to address housing need. For more information see Defend Council Housing website. [continue...]

Campaign news


Find us on Facebook Follow LRCinfo on Twitter

Corbyn for 2020:


Subscribe to Labour Briefing

Labour Briefing