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Our Common Endeavour

By the strength of our common endeavour, we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power wealth … Continue reading

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Conference Day Two: Unions, Scotland and the fringe

I particularly wanted to attend this afternoon’s session, not only because of the Scottish report, but also because of the important debate on pension, and the contemporary motion submitted by the unions on the pension strike. Dave Prentis of UNISON … Continue reading

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Conference Day Two: Defence and the Economy

It was good to see that Labour are putting themselves on the front foot with regards to defence. Jim Murphy was right to say that the men and women in our armed forces, on the front lines are OUR people. … Continue reading

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A British Landesbank to revitalise our regions

It was once said that England is a nation of shopkeepers. While the industrial revolution has changed that, what is true is that it is small businesses – called SMEs – which are the foundation of the British economy.  It … Continue reading

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Just a bit more power

Today is St. Andrew’s Day, and on the day that the coalition Government in Westminster have announced details of the new powers for Holyrood, IPSOS Mori have released the results of a poll on attitudes to Scottish Independence. Now, I’m … Continue reading

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Housing-a bigger crisis than the deficit

On of the biggest changes to the way we live over the last 30 years has been the rising cost of housing. Today in 2010, many families are forced to have both parents go out to work, simply to make … Continue reading

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Cuts or Growth? We can’t have both

So we now have the definitive answer from the Office of Budget Responsibility – George Osborne’s version of making the Bank of England independent.  Growth will be lower than forecast in the budget. So naturally that means that Alistair Darling … Continue reading

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