Category - labour party

  • February 20, 2013

    An award-winning photographer is displaying her photos, of the community on the front line of Donald Trump's development in Aberdeenshire, at Holyrood.

  • December 18, 2012

    At the end of a recent speech to the Centre for Social Justice, John Cruddas MP made a rightful appeal for extended local democracy, says political theologian Graeme Smith. But he got there by caricaturing John Stuart Mill, mystifying Aristotle and elevating a confused communitarianism over the proper role of a democratic state in embedding social justice. This warmed-over Blue Labourism needs some serious questioning in terms of its historical understanding and political roots, he suggests.

  • November 11, 2012

    Good science-based predictions are powerful, says Graeme Smith, Reader in Public Theology at the University of Chichester. But given that politics is a human activity, he disagrees with Rorty that those in the humanities cannot do it as well. Turning humanities-based soothsayer for a moment, Dr Smith sets out the reasons why he thinks that the Labour Party will (just) form the next government at Westminster, concluding: "you read it here first."

  • June 25, 2012

    Unlock Democracy has written to all Conservative MPs to ask them to support their party's manifesto commitments and back the House of Lords Reform Bill.

  • May 23, 2012

    Plaid Cymru have attacked the Conservatives and Labour for failing to support the introduction of a Robin Hood Tax on financial transactions.

  • April 19, 2012

    Two of the leading candidates for Mayor of London have pledged to use their powers to prevent the London arms fair taking place again if they are elected.

  • March 22, 2012

    Wales will be hit hard by the UK budget, according to Plaid Cymru and Welsh Labour. Plaid called for Welsh opposition to regional pay variation.

  • February 26, 2012

    Two former chief constables have called for responsibility for policing in Wales to be devolved to the Welsh government.

  • February 17, 2012

    Two Labour council leaders are supporting calls from the Green Party for the government to “come clean” on their future proposals for local government finance.

  • January 21, 2012

    Christian Aid has welcomed Labour leader Ed Miliband’s determination to tackle the tax havens harming both UK public finances and the world's poor