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#webackEd – How it began

#webackEd – How it began

It started as a conversation between two friends fuelled by a week of unfair bullying from the Tory press on Labour Leader – Ed Miliband. “Shall we try to get this trending?” We uttered in amusement knowing how tough & fickle twitter can be! In the end we (@charliewoof81 & […]

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Dear Ed let determination guide Labour to victory in 2015

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”   Labour wasn’t re-elected back into Govt in 2010. There had been a severe recession caused by the global financial crisis. The British people wanted a change. Yet […]

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Britain should remain a leading light for humanitarian aid

Britain should remain a leading light for humanitarian aid

When I read the report in the press that Britain would no longer support any future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants & refugees from drowning in the Mediterranean. I was horrified. This aid has been cut because it was thought that it created a “pull factor”. My instant […]

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Closing the Gender Gap: What Labour Will Do and What the Tories Won’t

Closing the Gender Gap: What Labour Will Do and What the Tories Won’t  by @bevclack   Today we had further evidence – if evidence were needed – of the lack of interest David Cameron’s government has in addressing issues of inequality.   This time it came in the shape of […]

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It’s time for a renaissance of socialism for the 21st Century

Socialism is a word that is rarely uttered in the world of politics. That’s why I’m going to mention what Socialism means to me and hopefully others. Being a socialist is about having a balanced society. Where people are first ; community is important. Where we work together for the […]

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Labour should reclaim the founding principles of the Welfare State

Sometimes, just sometimes we need to go to the past to find the answers for the future. The  mid  1940′s were an inspirational time. Yes, despite having suffered from a World War ; a time of despair, in a time of massive govt debt. Arose from the ashes like a […]

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Lets talk about VAT

Lets talk about VAT

In 2009 the leader of the opposition, David Cameron said this when asked what taxes he would raise :   “You could try, as you say, to put it on VAT, sales tax, but again if you look at the effect of sales tax, it’s very regressive, it hits the […]

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The global financial crisis

In 2008 there was a world financial crisis. In the summer of 2007 there were rumblings in the UK stock market. The banks began to stop lending to each other because of  potential  market fears of  losses on  high risk lending/mortgages in the USA. Thus began the meltdown of the […]

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Would You Know I’m Homeless?

Would You Know I’m Homeless? By Laurie Love USA I’m guessing not. I know what you think about homelessness; I pay attention. Strike that, I don’t have to pay attention to know what you think about homelessness. Your comments about us are loud, and rude, and hostile, and wrong. If […]

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 Jennie Lee A while back I bought a book by Kenneth Morgan called Labour People: Leaders and Lieutenants, Hardie to Kinnock, Out of the 36+ people this book covers only 3 of them are female and one of these is only mentioned in association with her husband. So I thought I’d […]

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