ENG: The Labour Party is a centre-left, social democratic and democratic socialist political party in the United Kingdom. It overtook the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after which it formed a majority government under Clement Attlee. Labour was also in government from 1964 to 1970 under Harold Wilson and from 1974 to 1979, first under Wilson and then James Callaghan. The Labour Party was last in national government between 1997 and 2010 under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, beginning with a majority of 179, reduced to 167 in 2001 and 66 in 2005. Having won 258 seats in the 2010 general election, Labour is the Official Opposition. ...
As western forces led by the US and strongly supported by France and the UK continued their air assault on Libya for a second day and Colonel Gaddafi promised a long war of resistance a small group of protesters organised by the Stop the War Coalition gathered opposite 10 Downing Street in London to call for an immediate halt to hostilities.The group of about 100 people stayed for about an hour and heard speeches from the Labour anti war MP Jeremy Corbyn and the former Respect MP George Galloway who noted that it was the eve of the 8th anniversary of Shock and Awe that led to the invasion of ...
meryl - in poll Labour Party (UK)
Two opinion polls land and the findings are just beyond terrible for Labour. A BPIX poll for the Mail on Sunday puts Labour on 20% - the party's lowest ever rating in any opinion poll. Party strategists, such as general election supremo Douglas Alexander, will now be feeling nostalgic for the days when Labour hit the heights of the mid-20s. But there's bad news for all the main parties, with others and UKIP on the rise in the wake of the MPs' expenses scandal.The BPIX figures for Westminster give the Conservatives 42% (-3), Labour 20% (-3) and Lib Dems 15% (-2%). That's a 22 point lead and if ...
a3 - in poll Labour Party (UK)
Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) -- At least 71 lawmakers from Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Labour Party called for the U.K. government to reject plans to sell a minority stake in the state-owned postal service Royal Mail Group Plc.Geraldine Smith proposed a parliamentary motion calling on ministers to back a “wholly publicly owned” postal service and to abandon plans to sell off a minority share in the business, which “would risk fracturing one of Britain’s greatest public services.”The motion, which is not binding on the government, was signed by former ministers ...
alexasa - in poll Labour Party (UK)
UK has worst long term investment record of any G8 country - Ed Balls & Chuka Umunna
More long-term investment is needed in the UK economy Labour will say today as business leaders meet to discuss an independent review on overcoming short-termism in British business.
Ed Balls and Chuka Umunna are taking part in a seminar, hosted by the London Stock Exchange and Sir George Cox to discuss the findings of Sir George’s review for the Labour Party. They will also reveal figures on the UK’s poor record for long-term investment.
Cameron and Hunt have been found out playing politics with A&E - Burnham
Andy Burnham MP, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary, responding to comments this morning by Dr Laurence Buckman, Chairman of the BMA's General Practitioners Committee, said:
Our flatlining economy is back to where it was six months ago - Leslie
Chris Leslie MP, Labour’s shadow financial secretary to the Treasury, responding to the second estimate of GDP for the first quarter of 2013, said:
Today each of us can send a loud message of support to our Armed Forces - Murphy
Jim Murphy MP, Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary, commenting on the appalling murder of a member of the Armed Forces in Woolwich, said: