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25 September 2013
What we think: Asked by a member of the public when he would "bring back socialism" Ed Miliband replied: "that is what we are doing, Sir". Unfortunately, it would be impossible to spot socialist policies at this year's Labour conference.
11 September 2013
In a speech at the 2013 congress of the TUC, PCS president Janice Godrich set out the reality of Austerity Britain: 13 million people live in poverty, up by a million since the Coalition came to power; 1.8 million families are on housing waiting lists; half a million people are now reliant on food banks
11 September 2013
"Your policies seem contradictory and they're confusing people. Can we get a clear answer: are you for or against austerity?" This question put by PCS president Janice Godrich to Labour leader Ed Miliband
10 September 2013
Ed Miliband has proven time and again that he does not want the Labour Party to represent organised workers within the trade union movement - and his policies don't represent the interests of workers
2 September 2013
As reported in the Sunday People, Ed Miliband is expected to announce that a Labour government would repeal the bedroom tax
17 July 2013
From the platform of the Durham Miners' Gala Davie Hopper, general secretary of the Durham Miners' Association, mentioned this was the first time in 115 years there hadn't been a Labour MP speaking
5 July 2013
Time to discuss step of disaffiliation: The attack on Unite, the biggest trade union in the country, following New Labour's suspension of the selection process in Falkirk, is a decisive moment in the relationship between the unions and Labour. Unite's preferred candidate and the constituency chairperson have been suspended from party positions [Article updated 8.7.13]
26 June 2013
In his book Last Man Standing, Jack Straw, home secretary in Blair's government, claims to have made every effort to ensure factual accuracy. He has now been forced to admit publicly that some of his allegations were totally untrue. Peter Harris exposes some of the dirty tricks
12 June 2013
In a series of speeches last week, the Labour leadership crossed the Rubicon and completely betrayed the poor and working class
4 May 2013
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate Mary Jackson polled 1,916 votes, coming in ahead of the Lib Dems
17 April 2013
Ed Miliband said, at Labour Party Wales Conference, that he wants the shadow cabinet to come to Wales and learn from the good things that the Welsh Government is doing, writes Ronnie Job.
17 April 2013
Waiting for Labour leader Ed Miliband to arrive in Stroud as part of his whistle stop election tour of the South West, one person asked which direction he was coming, writes Chris Moore, Gloucestershire Socialist Party.
5 December 2012
In October, the Lancashire Telegraph serialised former Labour cabinet minister Jack Straw's memoirs. Peter Harris, one of six Labour Party members expelled from Straw's Blackburn constituency party, wrote to the Lancashire Telegraph challenging Straw's version of events
26 September 2012
The Labour Party conference takes place at a crucial time. Working people are crying out for a lead in a mass movement which can force elections and topple the hated Con-Dem government, writes Peter Taaffe
5 September 2012
Underemployment: It's well known that the official unemployment figures hide the true extent of the jobs crisis in many ways...
18 July 2012
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband spoke at the Durham Miners' Gala, which is regarded as the largest working class event in Britain
27 June 2012
Britain's three biggest unions, GMB, Unite and Unison, have all questioned the role of the Progress group inside the Labour Party, writes Bob Severn.
27 June 2012
"I have heard stories from my Doncaster constituency where East European migrants arrived to work in a local chicken factory for long hours at less than the minimum wage while sleeping 19 to 20 to a house...
30 May 2012
This week the Leveson inquiry called the godfather of Rupert Murdoch's daughter to give testimony. In the stand sat Tony Blair, the man who occupied Downing Street for ten years
25 January 2012
What we think: Labour lords voted against the introduction of the benefit cap which threatens 67,000 families with poverty and homelessness. Yet Liam Byrne, shadow Work and Pensions secretary, made it abundantly clear Labour supports the cap.
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