TUC

Rising inflation isn’t anything to panic about

21 March 2017 11:33

Predictably enough it didn’t take long for the rearguard Remain lobby, and other opponents of the government, to jump on…

Jeremy Corbyn has decided to campaign like New Labour

13 September 2016 14:02

Jeremy Corbyn has today announced the launch of the Labour Organising Academy, a new body designed to look at methods…

How the TUC is doing Labour’s job for them in getting the EU vote out

1 June 2016 8:11

Labour voters will prove crucial in determining the outcome of the EU referendum, which makes the party’s near silence on…

The TUC’s claim that childless men get a raw deal is nonsense

26 April 2016 11:40

There is, of course, no crime more dreadful in modern society than discrimination. And how dreadful that new forms of…

Jeremy Corbyn at the TUC: Cameron and Osborne are ‘poverty deniers’

15 September 2015 18:03

Jeremy Corbyn has delivered the second speech of his leadership at the TUC conference in Brighton this afternoon and it was…

A warm welcome to Manchester from the TUC

29 September 2013 17:03

As it boomed, whistled and shouted its way past Manchester Central this afternoon, the TUC’s Save Our NHS march seemed reasonable…

Ed Miliband avoids a showy showdown with the unions

10 September 2013 17:24

When Ed Miliband peaks, he really knows how to do it. His speech at last autumn’s Labour conference was magnificent.…

Labour must make itself a movement again

10 September 2013 16:32

‘As you enter the dock the sight of the forest of masts in the distance, and the tall chimneys vomiting…

Ed Miliband vs the Trade Unions (and why Tories should hope the Unions win)

10 September 2013 15:45

There is something distasteful about the latest Tory assault on the Trade Union movement. I hold neither candle nor torch…

Ed Miliband talks immigration in a party political broadcast.

Miliband has to win the fight that he’s started

8 September 2013 16:51

When Ed Miliband was booed at the TUC in 2011, there was quiet delight among many of his closest aides.…

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey. Picture: Getty

Labour clears Unite and Karie Murphy of wrongdoing in Falkirk row

6 September 2013 18:04

After going all out over the Falkirk selection row, Labour rather quietly issued a statement this afternoon conceding that neither…

Placards at today's TUC anti-austerity march. Picture: Getty

Red Ed’s sponsored walk

20 October 2012 12:13

At Prime Minister’s Questions this week, David Cameron referred to today’s TUC rally as the ‘most expensive sponsored walk in…

Delegates try to attract Ed Miliband's attention at the Labour party conference. Picture: Press Association.

Labour conference: Ed Miliband will attend TUC anti-austerity demo

3 October 2012 17:47

If we learnt nothing else from this afternoon’s question-and-answer session that Ed Miliband held with delegates, it’s that Labour delegates…

Israel is losing the battle in Britain

14 September 2012 17:02

The simplest way to react to the madder pronouncements of the trade union movement is to dismiss it as so…

Brendan Barber attacked politicians' faith in the private sector today. Picture: Getty.

Where Brendan Barber has a point

10 September 2012 15:42

Brendan Barber’s last speech as General Secretary to the annual TUC Congress in Brighton made a salient point about what…

Miliband versus the Brothers

13 September 2011 9:26

Ed Miliband is the Brothers’ man, or so the popular myth relates. Miliband has been trying to shake that perception ever…

Why the government needn’t fear the strikes

3 August 2010 13:00

With the threat of major strikes timed to coincide with Osborne’s spending review in October, I think it’s worth exhuming…

Blairites and the Left are on an inevitable collision course

14 September 2009 16:37

I suspect that union leaders have always believed that they ought to drive the Labour party’s agenda. But now, after…

Can Labour re-engage with its core vote by attacking middle class benefits?

14 September 2009 8:59

Derek Simpson’s complaint that Labour has failed to keep in touch with its core vote and his half-threat to withdraw…