Category - labour party

  • 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.

  • 11 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.

  • 11 May 2010

    No coalition has yet been formed, but politicians on various sides are already talking of “stability” as if it over-rode all other considerations of democracy and policy.

  • 11 May 2010

    Britain's first Green MP has warned against describing a coalition of Labour and the Liberal Democrats as a “progressive alliance”, saying that such a name would have to be earned.

  • 10 May 2010

    Hundreds of people gathered outside a meeting of Liberal Democrats this evening to urge them not to dilute their commitment to electoral reform as they attempt to form a power-sharing government.

  • 6 May 2010

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament have said that some constituencies have become “Trident marginals”, in which a closely fought contest involves different views on the issue.

  • 5 May 2010

    The role of religion in the general election is far from straightforward. Politicians and the media need to recognise the diversity of religious engagement with politics on a much wider range of issues than they sometimes seem to notice.