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Labour sets out conditions for supporting intervention against Isis in Syria

2 July 2015 16:12

Michael Fallon was very careful indeed to push the issue of military action against Isis in Syria in as gentle a fashion as possible when he came to the Chamber… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband Campaigns In Wales

Ed Miliband makes a return to frontline politics

1 July 2015 17:20

Ed Miliband was praised for his integrity by George Osborne after he returned to the Commons and gave a speech so soon after his election defeat. Although the Conservatives have been happy… Continue reading

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Liz Kendall has warned that Labor should avoid Einstein's definition on insanity and change its stance on fiscal responsibility.

How the three stages of the Labour leadership race could benefit Liz Kendall

30 June 2015 15:50

Liz Kendall is continuing to push herself as the ‘change everything’ candidate for the Labour leadership. During a speech at Reuters this morning, Kendall called for the party to make a big… Continue reading

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Coffee Shots: Jeremy Corbyn goes corporate

29 June 2015 18:27

Never let it be said that Jeremy Corbyn is the most anti-business of the four Labour leadership candidates. The left-wing politician appeared to endorse BT today on Twitter: So, is… Continue reading

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Liz Kendall (Photo: Justin Tallis/Getty)

Labour’s leadership contest turns sour (again)

29 June 2015 15:07

It seems ‘Taliban New Labour‘ have returned, or at least that’s what some party members would have you believe. Labour MP John Woodcock — who is backing Liz Kendall —… Continue reading

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Labour’s response to #ToriesForCorbyn shows they really have lost the plot

24 June 2015 15:39

There’s a lot to admire about Jeremy Corbyn. For one, you can’t fault his conviction. While his entire party falls over itself to adopt as many Tory policies as possible,… Continue reading

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Gordon Brown and Alan Milburn who is leading Labour's election campaign, stand together during the unveiling of Labour campaign posters in London, 11 January  2005

Alan Milburn finally confronts Labour with the hard truth about Tony Blair

24 June 2015 14:02

Alan Milburn has told Labour something it does not want to hear: Tony Blair was as great for the party as Margaret Thatcher was for the Tories. At a breakfast… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband's Speech To Scottish Labour Party Conference

Miliband welcomed back to Twitter

22 June 2015 16:11

Ed Miliband is clearly struggling to find his place in a post Ed Miliband world. Despite MPs from his own party suggesting the former Labour leader was ‘hanging around like an… Continue reading

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Cameron has created a socialist utopia for pensioners

22 June 2015 12:33

On the radio this morning, a campaigner from the Child Poverty Action Group had an ‘emperor’s new clothes’ moment. Why not, she said, treat the young like the old. If… Continue reading

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Former Prime Minister Tony Blair Gives Evidence To The Leveson Inquiry

Labour’s Blair problem

20 June 2015 10:41

Ed Miliband believed that after the financial crisis, Britain had moved to the left. He argued that there was no need to adopt all the Blairite positions to win. The… Continue reading

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David Cameron seen during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not seen) after their talks in Berlin, Germany on May 29, 2015.

The ‘In’ and ‘Out’ EU referendum campaigns begin to take shape

19 June 2015 9:24

The campaigns to keep Britain ‘In’ or ‘Out’ of the EU are keen to begin their work. The Times today reveals details of a cross-party Eurosceptic group, which is expected to morph into the Brexit… Continue reading

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It has to be Liz Kendall, doesn’t it?

18 June 2015 16:44

The most revealing moment in the Labour debate last night came when a questioner asked ‘what qualities do you share with Nicola Sturgeon that could make you as successful as… Continue reading

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Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham during a live television showdown on BBC2's Newsnight from Nuneaton.

Team Burnham: Liz Kendall’s ‘country should come first’ remark was a ‘cheap point’

18 June 2015 12:32

The one memorable moment from last night’s Labour leadership debate was Liz Kendall’s remark that ‘country should come first’, with regards to another leadership contest before 2020. It was a… Continue reading

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Ed Balls hired by Harvard to ‘research financial stability’

18 June 2015 11:16

During the election, Ed Miliband’s opponents regularly criticised the Labour leader for naming his life experience outside the Westminster bubble as ‘teaching at Harvard’. Still, the naysayers haven’t put his former sidekick… Continue reading

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Labour’s ‘attack dog’ turns on Laura Kuenssberg over BBC debate

18 June 2015 8:40

Last night’s Newsnight Labour leadership debate proved to be a rather dull affair with all four hopefuls failing to make a strong impression. While many were quick to suggest that this was… Continue reading

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Labour MP Tom Watson arrives at the High Court in London on June 4, 2015 to challenge the government on emergency suveillance legislation passed last year.

The ‘anyone but Tom Watson’ campaign has its first success

17 June 2015 13:11

Five candidates have made it onto the ballot paper for deputy leader of the Labour party. Tom Watson and Caroline Flint have long had the 35 nominations required to make… Continue reading

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Labour's Leadership Candidates Take The Stage At Irish Hustings

Liz Kendall on safe ground for Newsnight debate

17 June 2015 12:07

Tonight’s Newsnight debate will see the four Labour leadership hopefuls – Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn — head to Nuneaton in a bid to boost their campaigns. Given that… Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn,Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham, Mary Creagh and Liz Kendall address delegates at the GMB Union annual conference in Dublin.

When will the Labour leadership contenders realise it’s the 2020 election they’re fighting?

17 June 2015 9:28

Tonight’s Newsnight Labour leadership debate is a sink or swim moment for Liz Kendall. So far, there has been a lot of talk about Kendall’s candidacy and her potential to be a… Continue reading

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Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall addresses delegates at the GMB Union annual conference in Dublin, June 9, 2015.

Forget Jeremy Corbyn, I’m backing Liz Kendall for Labour leader

16 June 2015 22:43

I daresay some of you lot are amusing yourselves by joining the Labour Party for three quid so as to vote for Jeremy Corbyn in the forthcoming leadership election. Can’t… Continue reading

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British Conservative member of parliament Bill Cash poses for a photograph in central London on November 16, 2012.

‘Purdah’ amendment to EU referendum bill defeated — but only thanks to Labour

16 June 2015 18:53

The government has defeated Bill Cash’s rebel amendment on the changes to the ‘purdah’ rules during the EU referendum campaign, but only thanks to Labour abstaining. The actual vote was… Continue reading

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Labour leadership candidate Yvette Cooper speaks during a meeting in London, United Kingdom, on June 15, 2015.

Yvette Cooper is trying to distance herself both from ‘Taliban New Labour’ and Andy Burnham

16 June 2015 18:30

Yvette Cooper is attempting to put as much distance as possible between her and the anonymous ‘Taliban New Labour’ comments. In an article for the Huffington Post, Cooper’s campaign chair Shabana Mahmood… Continue reading

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Richard Desmond of the Northern & Shell company at the headquarters of Express Newspapers in central London

Richard Desmond: I made £5,000 profit from Labour donation

16 June 2015 16:31

Although Richard Desmond recently pledged his allegiance to Ukip’s Nigel Farage, the media mogul previously backed Tony Blair, with the owner of the Express papers donating £100,000 to Labour in 2001.… Continue reading

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Jim Murphy submits resignation. The Scottish Labour leader holds a press conference and submits a report on the future of the party. Scottish Labour HQ,Glasgow.13.06.2015.

Jim Murphy: second independence referendum is inevitable

15 June 2015 17:16

Jim Murphy is quitting frontline politics with a bang. The outgoing leader of the Scottish Labour party addressed Policy Exchange this afternoon, offering his thoughts on why Labour lost the election… Continue reading

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Lesley Garrett: Labour chose the wrong Miliband brother

15 June 2015 16:55

As a Doncaster resident, Lesley Garrett is well acquainted with her local MP Ed Miliband. However, the soprano was left disappointed by Labour’s effort in the general election. In an interview ahead of… Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn (image: PA).

Jeremy Corbyn is definitely not what Labour voters want

15 June 2015 14:20

The clock struck noon and it was if the past 32 years had never happened. Veteran Left-wing MP Jeremy Corbyn had, with seconds to spare, got the necessary 35 nominations… Continue reading

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