Category: Labour

If Labour won’t stand up for working people, unions will | Owen Jones

Labour’s decision to adopt a hostile posture to a newly assertive trade union movement could prove a costly error Labour is losing its sense of purpose just as the trade unions that gave birth to the party have rediscovered theirs. This may seem churlish given that the party won a byelection just last week, but…
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If Labour won’t stand up for working people, unions will | Owen Jones

Labour’s decision to adopt a hostile posture to a newly assertive trade union movement could prove a costly error Labour is losing its sense of purpose just as the trade unions that gave birth to the party have rediscovered theirs. This may seem churlish given that the party won a byelection just last week, but…
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These byelection results are the verdict on a cruel and useless government that’s running out of road | Jonathan Freedland

Losses in Tiverton & Honiton and in Wakefield are more than midterm blues. They’re a sign of the anti-Tory majority getting its act together The voters of Tiverton and Honiton didn’t get the memo. Nor, it seems, did the good people of Wakefield. They were meant to have moved on, to have put Partygate behind…
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What do the byelection results mean for the Conservatives? Our panel’s verdict | David Gauke and others

Former Tory seats have been lost to Labour in Wakefield and the Liberal Democrats in Tiverton and Honiton Governments lose byelections, but these results are very grim for the Conservatives. Wakefield was expected to return to Labour and it did, with a substantial (but not spectacular) 12% swing from Tory to Labour. David Gauke was…
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