The big news is that a Labour Government will abolish the Trade Union Act. Real Living Wage to become law.

Reported by Unison on 21 June 2016

Labour Party Conference 2016 Big News

The big news is that a Labour Government will abolish the Trade Union Act. Real Living Wage to become law. Reported by Unison on 21 June 2016

I wrote this within minutes of the announcement of the death of Jo Cox. To attack an MP, to me, is an attack on the fabric of our society, it denies debate and shuts down our right to a voice. Her voice should not have been be silenced. Too often the police are complacent about threats to our MP's. Stop hating our MP's. They work hard with long hours and say what must be said if you don't agree, say so. I know because I married one. I have been to an MP's surgery and felt the hate that some people bring to them. Been on the end of irrational abuse on the doorstep on a campaign trail. This unthinking nonsense provokes hate. The death of Jo Cox is the ultimate form of censorship. Think as I do ... or suffer the consequences. Today it was one public figure. In Paris recently one hundred and thirty ... tomorrow how many?

Attack on the fabric of our society

I wrote this within minutes of the announcement of the death of Jo Cox. To attack an MP, to me, is an attack on the fabric of our society, it... Read more

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Jo Cox Labour MP

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Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen

Condolences from Truro & Falmouth Labour

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Jo Cox Labour MP Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen Read more

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#labourinforbritain Of the many myths peddled by those campaigning for Britain to leave Europe, the claim that Brexit would benefit non-European immigrant communities is among the most outrageous.

Britain’s ethnic minorities are better off staying in the EU

#labourinforbritain Of the many myths peddled by those campaigning for Britain to leave Europe, the claim that Brexit would benefit non-European immigrant communities is among the most outrageous. Read more

#labourinforbritain Being in the EU helps create jobs in Britain. Freedom of movement means that we can all travel freely and take up opportunities for work throughout the other 27 countries of the EU. We can also benefit from the substantial financial and other support that the EU provides to help create jobs.

The EU boosts youth employment through vocational training and support for apprenticeships. The EU’s Erasmus + programme, for example, gave €102 million to UK applicants in 2015, of which a quarter was for Vocational Education and Training applicants.

The UK’s cultural industries receive a favourably disproportionate 50% of EU research and innovation funding because of the strength of the UK’s creative sector. They have received €1.46 billion over 7 years from the EU’s programme for the creative and cultural sectors, helping to promote growth and create jobs.

As young people, our future employment is at risk if the UK leaves the EU. Don’t let it happen. Sign the petition and show your support for remaining in the EU.

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#labourinforbritain Being in the EU helps create jobs in Britain. Freedom of movement means that we can all travel freely and take up opportunities for work throughout the other 27 countries... Read more

There are huge challenges in the coming century - climate change, global capital and protecting jobs within that market, managing the humanitarian refugee crisis. We need international cooperation, to cooperate with our neighbours, to face these challenges together. Critical of its shortcomings, unaccountability, for example, Jeremy Corbyn addresses the big issues, including the immigration debate that rages currently. 

Jeremy Corbyn's Europe Speech

There are huge challenges in the coming century - climate change, global capital and protecting jobs within that market, managing the humanitarian refugee crisis. We need international cooperation, to cooperate...

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We want to be European citizens. We want to use the UK’s membership of the EU for good - for action on climate change, on human rights, on global poverty, on inequality and injustice. We want to be part of a democratic, free and fair Europe that works for the good of all those inside and outside her borders.

No man is an island

We want to be European citizens. We want to use the UK’s membership of the EU for good - for action on climate change, on human rights, on global poverty,... Read more

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Corbyn’s statement is the first outright rejection of TTIP from a major European social democratic party Reuters | Independent Friday 3 June 2016

Corbyn rejects TTIP

Corbyn’s statement is the first outright rejection of TTIP from a major European social democratic party Reuters | Independent Friday 3 June 2016 Read more

I believe that everyone should have the right to vote how they want at elections, but a) this is not an election, it's a referendum) I honestly believe that the stakes are too high for me not to get involved here. If I can influence even one person with this post, then I'll feel like I've done something important. As a result, feel free to share this far and wide as I've done a lot of research and I don't want all my hard work going to waste.

IN for Britain, if you ever doubted otherwise

I believe that everyone should have the right to vote how they want at elections, but a) this is not an election, it's a referendum) I honestly believe that the... Read more

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In this age where so many of us are using social media, reading and feeding into blog posts and receiving responses to what we post, many of us have also experienced abuse. As Labour supporters many of us are used to people disagreeing with our viewpoints. However, responses can be abusive about us personally or offensive because the comments are racist or homophobic or sexist. This type of experience can be very upsetting and debilitating. 

Pink News reported on Wednesday 26 May that Labour’s Yvette Cooper is leading a cross-party campaign to tackle online misogyny.

The former Labour leadership candidate  today launched a campaign to ‘Reclaim the Internet’, fighting back against the online abuse that women face every day online. Cooper launched the campaign alongside the Tory equalities Select Committee chair Maria Miller, former Lib Dem equalities minister Jo Swinson and Labour’s Jess Phillips. Read more

Earlier in the year on Tuesday 12 April, The Guardian published an article called The dark side of Guardian Comments, which is useful inasmuch as it provides framework for making decisions about blocking abusive comments.

 

Yvette Cooper leads campaign to reclaim the internet from sexist trolls

In this age where so many of us are using social media, reading and feeding into blog posts and receiving responses to what we post, many of us have also...

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