Press releases

No Post Office Privatisation without the fight of your life, Labour supporters warn Mandelson

Keep the post public

Following the public statements by new Business Secretary Peter Mandelson, calling for the part-privatisation of Royal Mail, Labur MPs and supporters have reacted angrily. [continue...]

Royal Mail privatisation a step too far says McDonnell

Keep the post public

The Government has today given its endorsement of the Hooper report which recommended the part-privatisation of Royal Mail. This goes against the Labour manifesto and the ‘Warwick II’ agreement in the summer. The policy change was announced by Business Secretary Lord Mandelson. [continue...]

Labour Left condemns New Labour’s “reactionary flailings” on welfare

Stop Welfare Reform

The Labour Left has reacted angrily to James Purnell’s statements today on welfare in advance of tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech, which is expected to include further legislation on welfare reform. Purnell’s comments coincide with the publication of the Gregg Review which recommended lone parents with children as young as one being bullied into work. [continue...]

Labour MP calls on Government to avoid electoral suicide on housing

Defend council housing

In December the Government will unveil its Housing Green Paper amid fears that council housing tenants rights will be attacked - following speeches by previous Housing Minister Caroline Flint. Today, the Chartered Institute of Housing has published proposals to means test and time limit council ‘secure’ tenancies. [continue...]

Let the voices of millions of women be heard

The LRC seeks firm assurances that the Government is not going to prevent the extension of abortion rights via amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill is debated in parliament next week. [continue...]

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