Category - labour party

  • 29 Aug 2010

    Prophets are not good at making laws because they are too busy searching out injustice – thank God. Such people are not leaders or governors. On the other hand, law-makers are pragmatic and a bit dull. Graeme Smith contends that the Labour Party is, and should be, in the business of electing a leader not a prophet.

  • 2 Aug 2010

    What is being seen as an attack on the Labour Party by the spiritual leader of Catholics in England and Wales, is ruffling feathers in Westminster and beyond.

  • 7 Jul 2010

    Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham has said that faith schools “should be open to all”, not only those who share the school's religion.

  • 6 Jul 2010

    All five candidates for the Labour leadership have placed a strong emphasis on “values” while pitching for Christian support at a hustings run by the Christian Socialist Movement.

  • 10 Jun 2010

    The Liberal Democrats have been accused of voting “against their own policy” after opposing a motion to include the Trident nuclear weapons system in the Strategic Defence Review.

  • 2 Jun 2010

    The coalition government will come under pressure on nuclear weapons today, as a number of new MPs from different parties visit Downing Street to call for government action on disarmament.

  • 23 May 2010

    The Iraq war has become a central issue in the Labour Party's leadership contest, with candidates seeking to distance themselves from the decision to invade the country.

  • 22 May 2010

    Pressure is growing on defence ministers, who appear to have ruled out including Trident in their strategic review. The Lib Dems have been accused of accepting Tory policy on the issue.

  • 12 May 2010

    The Liberal Democrats have been criticised by Green Party politicians and activists for the terms on which they have agreed a coalition deal with the Conservative Party.

  • 12 May 2010

    Last week the British public did something extraordinary. With millions of different views and motivations, we managed to vote in such a way as to deliver a hung parliament, driving the first wedge in the door of a system that has for too long kept most politicians far removed from democratic accountability.