The Budget Debate

Discussion of the Budget in Parliament https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2022-11-17/debates/97DB3122-0068-46CD-B026-F757C8DF39AF/details#contribution-7F63EF1C-81E2-485B-8F3E-D9C47C284CB5 The main issue arising from the budget is the one outlined in the editorial: the anti-working class new fiscal rules that limit public spending and favour the private sector.  Only one MP refers to this (see below) and he’s not Labour.  The other worrying factor is Hunt’s professed admiration for … Continue reading The Budget Debate

The Energy Debate —Parliament Notes

Debate on Energy 8 September 2022, House of Commons https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2022-09-08/debates/6911DA71-90B4-466D-8B51-DF427AB29B53/UKEnergyCosts The Prime Minister Liz Truss started the Debate by laying out the measures taken to help households and businesses to bear the cost of risen electricity bills.  She then said the aim was to make Britain more self sufficient in energy, in particular by building small … Continue reading The Energy Debate —Parliament Notes

Comments on the Forde Report

Jeremy Corbyn’s comments https://www.doubledown.news/watch/2022/august/12/exclusive-jeremy-corbyn-on-the-forde-report-the-media-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about Extracts The media silence on the Forde Report is absolutely deafening. The Forde Report  calls into question the behaviour of senior officials of the party in particular during the 2017 general election, when, completely unbeknown to me, the general secretary diverted a substantial tranche of our much needed funds towards what he … Continue reading Comments on the Forde Report

Editorial—The Fall of Johnson and The Energy Crunch

Why the political parties don’t want to tell the truth. Foreign and domestic policy are often related. Countries seek mutual benefit through trade and take measures to protect their own trading routes. They make long term arrangements for mutual exchange of products and services. In the contemporary world, the manufacture of a particular product often … Continue reading Editorial—The Fall of Johnson and The Energy Crunch

Buses

Is Labour on the Buses? Dave Gardner Good public transport is key to economic success and social well-being. Compared with northern Europe, the United Kingdom, with the exception of London, is poorly served. Throughout the UK, bus services are the key to the ability to travel to work, to study, to see family and to … Continue reading Buses

Cost of Living

The cost of living — Parliament Notes What Labour MPs are saying in Parliament to address the cost of living crisis. Early day motion on the cost of living Motion text (presented by John Trickett; supported by John Cruddas, Diane Abbott, Kim Johnson, Bell Ribeiro-Addy; also Tony Lloyd, plus one Independent and one Green MP)   24th May … Continue reading Cost of Living

NATO, Ukraine and the Labour Party

Diary of an ex-Corbyn foot soldier (April, 2022)  Dictionary definition of “foot soldier”: “…a dedicated low level follower…”  Michael Murray: murraymicha@gmail.com; FaceBook: Michael Murray London (1) Introduction “Time to get your mind right on NATO, boy!” (2)   Stop The War fights back (3)  Jack F Matlock: “I was there: NATO and the origins of the Ukraine crisis” (4)  George … Continue reading NATO, Ukraine and the Labour Party

Bevin and NATO

Ernest Bevin Founder of NATO By Brendan Clifford At Prime Minister’s Questions 9th March 2022 John Healey, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, said: “It was Labour’s post-war Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin, who was the principal architect of NATO and in particular of its article 5 commitment to collective defence. Today is the anniversary of Bevin’s … Continue reading Bevin and NATO