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On Saturday 5th November The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) held a conference entitled Britain at a Crossroads: Finding the Progressive Path at the TUC building in London. The event opened with a keynote speech by Jeremy Corbyn MP. In a wide ranging speech the leader of the opposition spoke - with references to work, education, taxation, Europe and more - of Labour's aim to invest in the future for 'a society that cares for all and doesn't just protect the privileged few'. Full text of the speech.

Britain at a Crossroads

On Saturday 5th November The Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) held a conference entitled Britain at a Crossroads: Finding the Progressive Path at the TUC building in London.... Read more

Message to Labour Party members and supporters: Many of you will be aware that several thousand members and registered supporters were disenfranchised during the leadership elections. Many have been suspended for alleged misconduct which has not been proven. Others, some local members, simply never received ballot papers.

Our Labour Party Democracy Challenged

Message to Labour Party members and supporters: Many of you will be aware that several thousand members and registered supporters were disenfranchised during the leadership elections. Many have been suspended... Read more

Yesterday there was complete panic. Tesco announced that Marmite and Typhoo tea-bags would no longer be stocked on-line. Why? Because Unilever, the multinational consumer goods company, wanted 10% more for their products because of the sharp decline in the value of sterling as a result of Brexit. Marmite was set to become a luxury, as a joke half-used jars went online for auction, marmite was set to become a treat at Christmas. Phew! Panic over, matter resolved.

Seriously, two years before the referendum on independence in Scotland, the Scottish Government produced a hefty 670 page document, Scotland's Future: Your Guide to an Independant Scotland. What did the Tories produce before we went for a referendum on exiting the EU? Nothing?

What did we get? A free for all of figures, contradictory predictions and xenophobia. And now we have May-hem. At least Teresa has a sense of humour. Hole three people who dislike each other, loose canons, up in a mansion (Chevening House) and see what the three Brexiteers can pull out of a hat.

Jeremy Corbyn was right yesterday put the PM on the spot, "at Prime Minister's Questions today, I asked Theresa May about the shambolic Brexit negotiations she is overseeing. The Conservative have offered no plan, no clarity, no transparency, and no chance of scrutiny of the process for developing a strategy for Brexit."

 

Tories had no plans for Brexit

Yesterday there was complete panic. Tesco announced that Marmite and Typhoo tea-bags would no longer be stocked on-line. Why? Because Unilever, the multinational consumer goods company, wanted 10% more for...

Conservative Party leaders have sunk to a new low this week as they fan the flames of xenophobia and hatred in our communities and try to blame foreigners for their own failures.

Drawing up lists of foreign workers won’t stop unscrupulous employers undercutting wages in Britain. Shutting the door to international students won’t pay young people’s tuition fee debts, and ditching doctors from abroad won’t cut NHS waiting lists.

The Conservatives will instead foster division and discrimination in our workplaces and communities.

Once again, they are making false promises on immigration they can’t deliver. Instead of turning people against each other, ministers should take action now to deal with the real impact of migration.

They should stop the abuse of migrant labour to undercut pay and conditions, which would reduce numbers.

They should support communities with high levels of migration and they should set out a positive agenda for fair migration rules as part of the Brexit negotiations for a new relationship with the European Union.

Source: Write You and posted by  on Wednesday 5 October 2016

Tories Sink to New Low

Conservative Party leaders have sunk to a new low this week as they fan the flames of xenophobia and hatred in our communities and try to blame foreigners for their...

When has any Tory government ever been concerned about people struggling to survive on low wages - people coping with the nightmare uncertainty of zero hours contacts? The answer is never.

The inequality in Britain today has never been more shamefully obvious. People at the top of society, through the good luck of being born into wealthy families or by rising to the top of successful industries and professions, enjoy the privileges and comforts of all that life has to offer. They can indulge their whims to buy their second homes without a care about the damage they may be doing to the locals who struggle to exist on low wages.

Jeremy Corbyn says, “to have a home is a human right.  To have more than one is a privilege and it should be taxed.”

We need a Labour government to rebuild and transform the unequal society that exists in Britain today. 

Rebuild and Transform - Part Seven: Jude Allen from Cornwall

Part seven of our series where people from across Britain explain how Labour will rebuild & transform communities.

Watch Jude explain how she has been let down by this Conservative government, but now knows the Labour Party stands up for her. Together we will rebuild Britain - so that no one is left behind again.

Come and join us in Truro and Falmouth on National Campaign Day - Saturday 1 October

Rebuild and Transform Equality

When has any Tory government ever been concerned about people struggling to survive on low wages - people coping with the nightmare uncertainty of zero hours contacts? The answer is...

Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday at his Labour leader's speech at Conference, "justice for all and changing society for the benefit of all is at the heart of what Labour is about. So yes, our party is about campaigning and it’s about protest too. But most of all it’s about winning power in local and national government, to deliver the real change our country so desperately needs. That’s why the central task of the whole Labour Party, must be to rebuild trust and support to win the next general election and form the next government. That is the government I am determined to lead, to win power to change Britain for the benefit of working people."

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Labour Leader's Speech at Conference 2016

Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday at his Labour leader's speech at Conference, "justice for all and changing society for the benefit of all is at the heart of what Labour is...

Our Tory government continues to pay scant attention to sources of locally produced, renewable energy and it is content to see our needs being met by energy companies largely based abroad. 

Under the next Labour government renewables will benefit from funds from The National Investment Bank and private UK industry.  Profits from renewable energy companies, under a Labour government, will benefit our citizens, not foreign companies - or foreign citizens where those companies are part state owned.

Labour will harness the talents of our scientists and environmentalists to ensure a safer, more secure supply of energy for Britain.

Rebuild and Transform - Part Five: Calvin Jones from South Wales

Part five of our series where people from across Britain explain how Labour will rebuild & transform communities.

Watch Calvin explain how, under the next Labour government, investment in renewable energy and an integrated transport system will transform our economy - so no one is left behind again.

Come and join us in Truro and Falmouth on National Campaign Day - Saturday 1 October

Rebuild and Transform Renewable Energy

Our Tory government continues to pay scant attention to sources of locally produced, renewable energy and it is content to see our needs being met by energy companies largely based...

Our Tory government has shamefully neglected the country’s housing needs.  Millions are now forced to live in overcrowded conditions with several generations sharing one house.  People sofa-surf in friends’ houses.  Thousands are forced to live on the streets or at best, in hostels.

Tenants live with the nightmare of not knowing if their family will be ousted when their six and twelve months tenancy contracts run out.  Our existing housing stock is inadequate and the majority of homes and flats have not been built to take advantage of modern, energy saving technology. 

The next Labour government will change all this.   There will be a house build on a scale not seen since 1945 with energy saving technology at the fore.   A half a million council houses will be built with lifelong tenancies ensured.   A further half million houses will provide homes that ordinary people really can afford to rent or buy.  There will be rent caps on private landlords and three year tenancy contracts will be  introduced.

Only Labour with Jeremy Corbyn as our Prime Minister will ensure houses for all our people.

Rebuild and Transform | Part Four | Phil Jones, South Wales

Phil presents a prototype for the type of housing Britain will build in a green boom. A Labour government, under my leadership, will build a million new homes - so that no one is left behind again.

Come and join us in Truro and Falmouth on National Campaign Day - Saturday 1 October

Rebuild and Transform Housing

Our Tory government has shamefully neglected the country’s housing needs.  Millions are now forced to live in overcrowded conditions with several generations sharing one house.  People sofa-surf in friends’ houses. ...

John McDonnell tells the conference today, "we will rewrite the rules on the economy to the benefit of working people. We will shift the tax burden away from those who earn money through work, and onto those who hold wealth."

He continues, "we have to inspire people to imagine again. Imagine a world that is radically fairer, more equal and the prosperity we all make is shared by all." He said, "in this party you don't have to whisper its name any more - its called socialism."

Stuart Jordan wrote from the Labour Party Conference

Labour Party Conference 2016 John McDonnell

John McDonnell tells the conference today, "we will rewrite the rules on the economy to the benefit of working people. We will shift the tax burden away from those who...

Jyoti Wilkinson tells of the rise and rise of local Labour membership following the unexpected closure of Courtaulds - the 100 year old firm, and major local employer, that had been asset-stripped by its wealthy owner who lives in Hong Kong.

The Tory government is letting our country down by allowing asset-strippers to dismantle our industries and ship capital abroad while leaving areas of our country destitute.  Only the Labour Party will take steps to prevent this happening in future.

All over the UK, people are now turning up in their droves to their local Labour branch meetings and they are becoming politically active within their communities.  There will be no need in future for voters to say, “What’s the point of voting?  You’re all the same.”

Labour, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, will offer a real alternative to the neoliberalism of the past.  He pledges an end to austerity and promises the next Labour government will ensure no-one,and no area, will ever be left behind again.

Rebuild and Transform | Part Three | Jyoti Wilkinson, Derbyshire

Here Jyoti explains how the Labour Party’s 500,000 members and the economic alternative we are now providing will help us win power - so we can transform Britain so that no one is left behind again.

Come and join us in Truro and Falmouth on National Campaign Day - Saturday 1 October

Rebuild and Transform Industry

Jyoti Wilkinson tells of the rise and rise of local Labour membership following the unexpected closure of Courtaulds - the 100 year old firm, and major local employer, that had...

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