Category - labour party

  • 27 Sep 2011

    I don’t claim to be an expert at making political predictions. Some of my predictions have been woefully off-course. But yesterday (26 September) I made what must surely be the most precise political prediction of my life.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    This week, I spoke about the arms trade at a fringe meeting at the Labour Party annual conference. I urged the Labour Party to move away from the enthusiasm for the arms trade that it has shown in the past and take a stand against the influence of arms companies within government.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    Shadow Trade Minister Wilf Stevenson has said it is "completely bonkers" that the Ministry of Defence lobbies for the interests of private arms companies.

  • 26 Sep 2011

    Ekklesia associate director Symon Hill is speaking at a lunchtime Labour Party conference fringe meeting in Liverpool today, sponsored by the Christian Socialist Movement.

  • 20 Jul 2011

    The Christian Socialist Movement has said that controversies over banking, phone hacking and MPs' expenses all show a failure to exercise power responsibly.

  • 14 Jun 2011

    Disabled people in Britain are facing increasing hostility, a survey revealed in May 2011. The poll was carried out by ComRes for the charity Scope. 56 per cent of the disabled people surveyed said they had experienced hostility, aggression or violence from a stranger because of their condition or impairment, and 58 per cent thought others did not believe that they were disabled. 37 per cent said people’s attitudes towards them have got worse over the past year, while just 15 per cent felt that attitudes had improved.

  • 8 Jun 2011

    The Green Party has welcomed a new report as evidence that they are doing more than other parties to secure equal representation for women.

  • 9 Dec 2010

    The Green Party and Plaid Cymru have both repeated their calls for the abolition of tuition fees, after MPs voted to increase them.

  • 26 Nov 2010

    Conservative peer Howard Flight has been accused of showing “the Tories' true colours” after he said that benefit reforms would encourage poorer people to "breed".

  • 19 Oct 2010

    Plaid Cymru has condemned the government's failure to invest in renewable energy and insisted that the Welsh Assembly must have powers over energy projects.