labour party

  • 20 Apr 2010

    The Scottish National Party (SNP) have launched their manifesto, urging voters to reject the “cuts agenda” of the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    “Cleggmania” is the dominant theme in the Sunday papers. “Nick Clegg almost as popular as Churchill” declares the front page of the Sunday Telegraph. The Mail on Sunday proclaims "LibDems in front for the first time in 104 years". I would hardly have been surprised to find a headline asking “Is Nick Clegg the Messiah?”.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    Party leaders have been criticised for avoiding the issue of Afghanistan during the election campaign, despite a poll showing that 77% of voters support the withdrawal of troops.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    The Communist Party of Britain (CPB) has said that after a week and a half of election campaigning, “the people's needs continue to be ignored by the main parties”.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    The Labour Party has been criticised by equality campaigners after launching an LGBT Manifesto that fails to commit the party to legal equality for same-sex marriages.

  • 18 Apr 2010

    The English Democrats' candidate in Chippenham, Jon Maguire, has claimed that to vote for his party is to vote “with God”.

  • 17 Apr 2010

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament insisted today that “Trident has become a key election issue" after controversy over nuclear arms appeared in the first televised "leaders' debate".

  • 12 Apr 2010

    A politician who is female, young and Muslim may be a rare sight. Indeed, up until now it's been a non-existent sight within the House of Commons.

    This may be about to change, as the Muslim peace activist Salma Yaqoob is reported to be in with a real chance of winning Birmingham Hall Green.

  • 3 Apr 2010

    A lifelong attachment to the Labour movement and its values of equity and justice makes questioning loyalty to the party formed in its name difficult, says Jill Segger. But it is possible to hold on to your principles and find political vision beyond tribalism.

  • 13 Mar 2010

    Not for the first time, the government and the Tories are fighting a phoney war over military spending.