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Labour or Tory – Who’s Credible?

Labour/Tory – Costing and Credibility Labour’s 2017 Election Manifesto has been widely welcomed. It can fairly said that it contains something for pretty well everyone. The pledges in ‘For the Many, Not the Few’ are carefully costed. They come to £48.6bn The 128 page Manifesto is accompanied by an 8 page documented called ‘Funding Britain’s Future’ (link below), fully referenced. This document costs every single item in the Manifesto. The total cost is £48.6bn. The figures add up. Labour showed that 95% of the population would not pay an extra penny. Only the rich would contribute a little more. [continue...]

Tory Manifesto: blood, sweat toil and tears – for what?

Tory Manifesto: blood, sweat toil and tears – for what? The Tory general election manifesto for 2017 has been accurately described by Skawkbox as ‘the stupidest suicide note in history’. What the Tory Manifesto actually promises is more pain, pain, pain.  [continue...]

Campaign for Socialism in Scotland

Campaign for Socialism in Scotland Campaign for Socialism is the Scottish sister organisation of the LRC. It is working to elect Scottish Labour Party candidates in every constituency across Scotland.
However, of those candidates, we are proud to announce that a significant number of them are CfS members and supporters. The candidates and constituencies can be found below: [continue...]

Parliamentary Candidates the LRC Particularly Backs

Parliamentary Candidates the LRC Particularly Backs Good Guys Here are some Labour candidates you will be proud and privileged to campaign for.
We think Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North), John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington) and Diane Abbot (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) are safe in their constituencies, but back them up anyway. [continue...]

General Election 2017. How You Can Help

General Election 2017
How You Can Help
The LRC supports every Labour candidate. Below is a list of the most marginal constituencies in Britain..
             
                                                                  Challenger                                                   Swing Needed                                        
Gower           Conservative                 Labour                   Maj 27                               0.1%
Derby North       Conservative           Labour                 Maj 41                               0.1  
  City of Chester Labour Chris Matheson Conservative               Maj 93                               0.2
Croydon Central Conservative               Labour                   Maj 165                               0.3
Ealing Central & Acton Labour Rupa Huq Conservative               Maj 274                               0.5
Ynys Mon (Anglesey) Labour Albert Owen Plaid Cymru               Maj 229                               0.7
Vale Of Clwyd Conservative                       Labour               Maj 237                               0.7
Brentford & Isleworth Labour Ruth Cadbury Conservative               Maj 465                               0.8
Bury North Conservative                       Labour               Maj 378                               0.8 [continue...]

Vote Labour! The People v the Establishment

Vote Labour! The People v the Establishment Statement of the Labour Briefing Editorial Board [continue...]

LRC Statement On Syria - April 2017

Donald Trump’s response to the death of “beautiful babies” caused by the latest chemical gas attack in Syria has been to kill a few more. Reports suggest at least four children were killed in the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase in Idlib province. The British government fell into line calling the US action “appropriate”. [continue...]

BFAWU supports the Labour Party’s £10 an hour minimum wage pledge

By Ian Hodson It’s great news that a mainstream political party has recognised the importance of taking positive action to raise pay. Since 2008, politicians from all parties along with many in the media, have pushed the narrative that society will somehow improve by imposing austerity and blaming minority groups for the state of the country’s finances. Sadly, many have fallen for this deception and the ‘look over there’ politics that has rose to prominence since the Conservatives returned to power in 2010. [continue...]

£20 Billion In Tory Tax Giveaways To Big Business And A Wealthy Few

By John McDonnell MP Labour research reveals that the Tories’ tax changes that came into effect on 1 April will see £2.5 billion in tax giveaways alone handed out to big business and a wealthy few in 2017/18. The figures also reveal that by 2022, this could total around £20 billion, which includes over £2 billion in corporation tax giveaways to big corporations like Google in the next year alone. [continue...]

Tories Cut PIP Payments To 160,000 Disabled People

By Ian Malcolm-Walker Around 160,000 people, mostly with mental health issues, will lose their entitlement to help with getting around under Personal Independence Payments (PIP). The Tories claim this is not a cut but only reversing an entitlement that they never intended. That is a lie. [continue...]

New membership system

We will shortly be moving to a new online membership system for those of you who pay online. It will allow new members to self-register and existing members to renew online.  The benefits are:  [continue...]

We Should Defend and Extend Migrant Rights, Not Take Them Away

By Hugh Lanning The wave of hatred that is sweeping Britain blames migrants for a wide range of social ills. We should not pander to anti-immigrant sentiment in a race we cannot win and should never want to,” says the founding statement of the Alliance for Free Movement. [continue...]

The Government Is Playing Dangerous Games With Local Government Finances

By Teresa Pearce MP The National Audit Office (NAO) have stated that implementing 100 per cent business rates retention before the Government’s Fair Funding Review has been published will result in an untested and potentially unfair system being imposed on already struggling councils. In the context of seven years of brutal and relentless cuts to local government, that is a risk that councils cannot afford.  [continue...]

We Must Tackle Outrageous Pay Disparities

By John McDonnell When Jeremy Corbyn was questioned in a recent BBC interview about high pay he raised the prospect of introducing pay ratios to address the outrageous disparities between the pay of company directors and chief executives and the workers in their companies. As usual he was pounced upon by the media and the Tories but what emerged within hours was the overwhelming popular support there was among the general public for the idea of tackling pay fairness by means of pay caps and pay ratios.  [continue...]

Tories’ Tax Plans Wreckage

By Mick Brooks With the humiliating U-turn on National Insurance Contributions the Tories’ tax plans are in ruins. With luck their undeserved reputation for economic competence will also be shredded. [continue...]

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