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Ian Lavery exclusive – Following Hartlepool, Labour must urgently learn the lessons to avoid further defeat

“ Electoral successes show there is a path forward that embraces Labour’s socialist traditions as well as engages the working class base that is fit to tackle the economic & social challenges of today - it must be embraced before it is too late.” - Ian Lavery MP.

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Diane Abbott exclusive – It’s time to start fighting the Tories, not the Left

“This isn’t just a matter of opinion, or even moral judgement.  The voters don’t believe this approach is right either.”Diane Abbott MP Labour Outlook spoke to Diane Abbott MP on the election results since Thursday and the way forward for Labour. The election results we've seen so far have been bleak for Labour. You've also…

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Keir Starmer has broken his pledges to the Labour membership – we need to fight for our rights as party members

“We must fight for unity & integrity in our party by demanding the lifting of the remaining suspensions, by not ratifying the appointment of David Evans at conference & by standing up to defend Jeremy Corbyn & his right to sit with Labour MPs.”

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Hartlepool shows Labour needs to build on the coalition of 2017, not canter to the right – Sam Browse.

“Thursday’s results dramatically demonstrate the need for a change in direction. Labour urgently needs to build on the coalition of 2017, bringing people together on the basis of progressive vision of the world. Without that vision, there’s a real danger more Hartlepools are on the horizon.”

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To win, Labour needs a bold platform & to fight the Tories – Left responds to Hartlepool defeat.

" Keir Starmer needs to fulfill the promises they made when they won the leadership on a left-wing platform last year. This means bold policies, unity in the party &—above all—standing up for working-class people in the daily struggles they’re facing."

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Labour’s frontbench are wrong to turn back on Corbyn’s popular attempt to refashion foreign policy around principles of peace, justice & conflict resolution – Andrew Murray

“This means signing up for the US-led drive to isolate & contain China, whose rise to a position of great power in the world is more than official Washington, be it Democrat or Republican, can bear. To this end, one of the country’s two new aircraft carriers (albeit carrying only US-supplied aircraft) is to be deployed in the Far East, as an earnest of our commitment.”

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Uber ruling : now is the time to fight for gig workers’ rights

“When workers cannot negotiate their own contracts, hourly rates, or have any other recourse to set parameters of the job, they are not independent or free but are being exploited by companies who steal their labour in pursuit of profit.” By Amy Smith, Halifax CLP. In February 2021 the UK Supreme Court delivered a landmark…

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The Tory approach is to prioritise profit, while workers shoulder the burden of the crisis – Labour must inspire with a vision of full employment. Nadia Jama.

"We are living through history; this is the greatest economic crisis in more than a century. We should set our aspirations to meet it."

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The Gypsy, Roma & Traveller community need our collaboration not just solidarity – Mish Rahman. #PoliceCrackdownBill

"The Policing, Crime, Sentencing & Courts Bill, which has provoked protests across the country, not only criminalises our right to protest & express dissent, but also criminalises Gypsy & Traveller communities for their very way of life."

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As they attempt to limit protest, the only answer is to demonstrate that protest works – Left responds to Bristol & other protests #PoliceCrackdownBill

“The Tories are attacking people’s right to vote, protest & strike. Their aim is to weaken people’s ability to defeat the unjust & unpopular policies coming in response to the economic crisis." - Richard Burgon MP

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Labour Must Back the NHS Workers’ Pay Demands – Campaign Pack for CLP activists launched

"Sadly, clapping on our doorsteps does not put food on the table of those who have suffered 10 years of real pay cuts under Tory Governments."Kate Osborne MP By the Labour Assembly Against Austerity Team. Labour activists have launched a new drive to support NHS workers seeking a significant pay rise this year, with the…

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The left’s challenge is to unite & build a movement for socialist change & a people-centred economy – Ben Chacko on the fight for jobs & full employment

"At a time of enormous anxiety over jobs, joblessness can be a pivotal issue that unites millions in a fight to create & defend jobs that recreates a popular understanding that full employment is possible & desirable, good for your pay packet if you are in work & good for your small business."

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The fight for full employment

We need to ‘mobilise unused resources as a country… to end the drudgery of insecure work and peoples’ worry about how to feed the kids.’Jon Trickett MP By Sam Browse, Arise Volunteer On Saturday, hundreds tuned into ‘A jobs-led recovery – the fight for full employment’, an event hosted by Arise Festival, the Morning Star…

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By trying to police protest out of existence, the Government has only strengthened our resolve to defend it – Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP exclusive

“Rather than cracking down on the genuine injustices raised by protesters – from gender-based violence to institutional racism and the climate emergency – this Government has shown time and again that they would rather crack down on the protestors themselves.”

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10 years on from the war in Libya, the intervention of the west has been an unmitigated disaster – Barbara Ntumy, Black Liberation Alliance

"We must be the generation that secured an era of peace, equality & a planet that was habitable for future generations, not one riddled with pandemics, conflict & climate catastrophe."

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There is nothing moral about David Evans’ anti-democratic crusade – Maia Kirby #SaveOurSocialists

“ It is clear that the rule book has been breached, but not by the CLP & BLP Officers who have been suspended. It is the General Secretary who has awarded himself powers that go way beyond the powers of the NEC as stipulated in the rulebook.”

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Women lead fight for right to protest, as government pushes through bill to criminalise political opposition by Sophie Bolt

“It’s clear the violent Met police attacks on women attending the Sarah Everard vigil at Clapham Common on Saturday had nothing to do with concerns of spreading COVID & everything to do with violently crushing a new radical protest movement.”

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Nukes & NATO enlargement aren’t the answer – Labour needs an independent foreign policy for peace & disarmament. By Sam Browse, Streatham CLP

" Feeding the expansion of NATO and rehashing the outdated “great power” bipolar politics of the 20th Century suits only the interests of a US-based ruling elite wishing to stall their relative decline."

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We must reclaim democracy in our Party – Labour MPs, unions, Left groups & NEC reps respond to NEC decision to reject a recall conference.

"At over half a million people, Labour’s members are its greatest strength. But in the past year, their right to democratic debate has been curtailed & those who have questioned attempts to limit political discussion have faced disciplinary action."

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The real thing that is ‘manifestly unfounded’ is the suspension of socialists from the party – Maia Kirby, #SaveOurSocialists

“Further to the failures to follow the correct process, it would be obvious to anyone that individuals who have been suspended from the party in such an inconsistent & opaque manner, in some cases learning of their suspension from the press before the party, would have questions on why they had been targeted so unfairly.”

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The Tory view is not only must we learn to live with the virus, but we must also passively accept an annual death toll as well

"Those who think that an elimination strategy is no longer viable or necessary are being duped by a callous & cynical establishment. Allowing the virus to spread freely is a dangerous & irresponsible approach which increases the risk of mutations & therefore threatens to undermine the entire vaccination program."

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Strike Map – “Don’t standby whilst the impact of the pandemic is borne on the backs of working people”

“Despite the incredible efforts of workers during the pandemic, several big employers are attempting to use this crisis to line their own pockets & attack the working conditions of their staff by undertaking the tactic of fire & rehire.”

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We need to fight for a huge public stimulus that puts people & planet first – Richard Burgon on #Budget2021

The Government’s disastrous handling of the virus has caused one of the world’s deepest economic collapses, yet they expect the vast majority to pay for it—including through further cuts to public services of £15 billion per year compared with last year’s plans.

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Bristol West Fiasco Illustrates Anti-Democratic Direction of Starmer’s Leadership – Darran McLaughlin, Former Co-Secretary of Bristol West CLP

"Under Starmer we are seeing... unaccountable Labour Party staffers in league with right wing factions among Labour councillors & MPs... trying to stamp out members' involvement & democratic decision making in any way they can."

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Nothing for Tackling Poverty, our NHS & Public Services, or for the Green New Deal We Need – Left responds to #Budget2021

“There was little for those excluded for Government pandemic support schemes for so long, little to invest in crisis hit public services & little to support those in financial insecurity facing every increasing mountains of debt they may never escape from.” - Rebecca Long Bailey MP.

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Labour needs to lead the fight for a progressive tax system – Richard Burgon MP Exclusive #Budget2021

"In the deepest crisis in decades, Labour needs to be much bolder in offering an alternative… And we can’t just sidestep big debates when they happen. The tax debacle of the past few days shows that if we continue to do so, then our party will be outflanked by the Tories with their phoney rhetoric of levelling up." - Richard Burgon MP.

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Tax the rich to rescue our NHS – John Lister, Health Campaigns Together, #Budget2021

“Our NHS needs not just a cash injection but a major cash transfusion – not just to survive Covid & repair the damage it has done by lengthening waiting lists, but to reverse a brutal decade of disinvestment since 2010.”John Lister By John Lister, editor Health Campaigns Together & co-editor The Lowdown. This is an…

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The Tories are no friends of a publicly owned NHS – they never have been & never will be. Jon Trickett MP Exclusive. #Budget2021

This week’s budget, however, is an opportunity to change this. The government should not only give a boost to the wages of NHS key workers, but also reject the privatisation of the NHS & an end to grotesque practices of dishing out NHS contracts to Tory cronies.

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#Budget2021 – Labour Needs to Demand Radical Action to Save Lives, Jobs and Livelihoods

“The coronavirus pandemic has already impacted millions more, over a longer period, than it should, due to the government’s refusal to offer sufficient financial support to isolate, including leaving an inadequate statutory sick pay rate in place which means many have continued to put themselves at risk.”

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Hancock’s NHS plans would see the ramping up of privatisation on a scale we’ve never seen before – Pascale Robinson, We Own It.

" Newspaper headlines have regurgitated the government line that somehow Matt Hancock’s latest disaster plan will lead to reductions in the involvement of the private sector in the health service. This couldn’t be further from the truth."

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Honduras: Solidarity needed as more activists killed – by Christine Blower, Labour member of the House of Lords.

"While Honduras’ powerful & corrupt US-backed elites benefit enormously from the rapacious development of the country’s natural resources, about 48% of the population lives below the poverty line, & over 60% in rural areas."

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We don’t have to be alike, to have the same interests & shared solidarity – Apsana Begum MP.

“While those on the Right use resort to divisive politics, I will always stand with my communities – diverse, dynamic, multicultural, multi-racial & with people of different faiths & none, & from all around the world.” - Apsana Begum MP

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A roadmap to endless tragedy – Boris Johnson’s Covid 19 announcement

"We in the Zero Covid movement are often caricatured as advocating permanent lockdown. Nothing could be further from the truth. An effective lockdown would be a short lockdown. Then we could all have the social freedoms that have long been enjoyed in New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan & elsewhere. It is the failed containment strategy, & the associated reliance on vaccines as the silver bullet, that has delivered endless & repeated lockdowns & horrific death tolls."

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Outlaw ‘Fire & Rehire’ – We mustn’t let workers pay for this crisis, by Howard Beckett, Unite the Union.

"We mustn’t let workers pay for this health crisis in the same way austerity was used to make us pay for the bankers crisis - we must fight every attempt to fire & rehire workers of course - but we must also demand more - we need to fight for better pay, terms & conditions, better employment rights & a better society."

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Turning to “outdated & unelected” Mandelson won’t help Labour – Jess Barnard & Young Labour voices respond to Starmer Bringing Mandelson Back.

“Turning to outdated unelected advisors associated with corruption and undermining the previous leadership is no way to retaining the passion of young people in the Labour party. The issues we face today are a world away from 1997 and those in denial of this risk further isolating an already wavering youth vote.” -

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Keep mobilising for no more wars of intervention, support for the Palestinians & no cold war with China – Andrew Murray on Labour’s Foreign Policy.

“Corbyn’s staunch anti-imperialist & anti-war campaigning was his quality which the hostile establishment liked least of all.”

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Medical apartheid double jeopardy – no vaccines for Palestine, no vaccines for Africa. By Hugh Lanning, ‘Labour & Palestine’

“As the occupying power – under the Geneva convention – Israel is responsible for the health of the occupied Palestinian population. It has washed its hands of this responsibility – a direct, conscious, political decision not to make the vaccine available.“

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Labour Members’ Rights Under Attack – The Struggle Against Suspensions & for Corbyn’s Whip to be Restored #SaveOurSocialists #StoptheLabourLockout

“It’s shocking that so many Labour activists have been threatened with disciplinary action for upholding the right of their members to discuss issues of vital importance to the future direction of the Party. But it’s also inspiring so many individual members and CLPs refuse to be cowed into silence & continue to uphold values of solidarity & speaking truth to the powerful.”

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Britain’s Deadly Role in the War on Yemen – Steve Bell, Stop the War Coalition

“If there is one certainty in all this, it is that the Conservative government will be the last to recognise the collapse of a war it enthusiastically endorsed. Despite the steps taken by Biden, the Government, for the moment, is determined to assist the war's military prosecution to the bitterest of ends.”

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Anna Rothery – on her campaign to be the UK’s first Black Woman Mayor in Liverpool.

"I am standing on a platform to unite our party in Liverpool and come together to rebuild post this global pandemic and take on this government. The communities we represent are poorly served if the Labour Party are fighting internally, but what unity can there be while our former leader who inspired so many is denied his rightful place in the PLP?" - Anna Rothery.

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Even the commentariat agree, Labour needs a new radical vision – Gaya Sriskanthan, Momentum

"Whilst our leadership struggle to articulate a basic left platform, the pandemic profiteers have been on a rampage... the Tories have used the crisis as an opportunity to gift huge PPE contracts to their billionaire mates while outsourcing the crucial track & system to a corporation that couldn’t track or trace."

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People should not have to choose between staying safe & putting food on the table – Rokhsana Fiaz, Mayor of Newham Exclusive #COVID19UK

"Funding is falling woefully below that needed to keep people safe & defeat this dreadful disease. The need for adequate sick pay & a decent, fair system of support to help those isolating & to support local government in delivering this, could not be more urgent."

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Save Our Socialists : Suspended for writing the minutes – The diary of a CLP Secretary #StoptheLabourLockout #SaveOurSocialists

"The rulebook tells me it’s my job to circulate motions to members." The Diary of a CLP Secretary Dear Diary, Jeremy Corbyn was suspended and members are furious. Some are furious about what he said, even more are furious about his unfair suspension and the misuse of the disciplinary procedures...and the rest are furious that…

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Together we have the ideas, skills & power to build a new world that puts workers first – Amy Jackson, Unite the Union. #Covid19UK

“With a Labour Party shifting rightwards, and not always in-step with the wants and needs of trade union members, it is up to us to use our collective strength to make sure our political demands are heard loud and clear.”

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Waving the flag isn’t the answer to Labour’s problems – Labour needs to fight the Tories & offer real solutions, Richard Burgon MP Exclusive

“Labour’s leadership seems to have decided that the key to winning back lost voters is simply to imitate the Last Night at the Proms.. Is this really the best the Labour leadership can do to win back lost support in the middle of the deepest public health & economic crisis in a century? For me, it shows a real paucity of vision.” - Richard Burgon MP.

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Ecuador: Left Set for Election Victory as Red Wave Strengthens in Latin America

“If the elections are free & fair all indications point to a victory for Andres Arauz. Very soon Ecuador, like Bolivia & Argentina, could give a further boost to the new red wave in Latin America.” Left-wing candidate Andres Arauz looks close to a first-round win in Sunday’s Presidential Election, but authorities are taking measures…

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Understanding the Crisis, The Tory Agenda and the Alternative – Ben Chacko #FightBack2021

"What we’re seeing is the inability of the existing system to suppress the virus. Lives are being sacrificed to protect the status quo. The labour movement should unite to point to the way the pandemic has made the case for far reaching change. There must be no going back to normal."

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Socialist Campaign Group Calls for Urgent New Strategy to Save Lives . #ZeroCovid #Covid19UK

“The role of Labour in this crisis is not primarily to support the government – it is to support lives & livelihoods. The priority for the Labour Party must now be to step up the opposition to the government’s failed strategy & force it to change direction.”

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Instead of insipid opposition, we need a socialist alternative : a bold, transformative offer to the people – Jon Trickett Exclusive #FightBack2021

“We shouldn't be dividing our party with people in the leadership lapsing into authoritarian attacks our members, the very people who we need to campaign in every part of the country to put our communities back together again after the crisis.”

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We Must Look to the Socialist Solutions Set Out in Labour’s Manifesto – Yasmine Dar, Labour NEC member.

“We must do more to ensure the Labour leadership stands up for our communities by ending its approach of falling in behind the government, & actually putting pressure on for the measures we need, including a strong & maintained lockdown & support for those who can’t work.“

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#FightBack2021 – 1000s rally at Labour Left event for fighting the Tories, socialist policies & party democracy

The message was loud and clear - the Labour left is here to stay, and will be at the forefront of both resisting the Tories' reactionary agenda, and standing for socialist solutions to the crisis and democracy in the Labour Party.

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Next Steps for Labour’s Left : Fighting Back in 2021 – The ‘Arise’ Volunteer Team look at priorities for the year #FightBack2021

"At a time when some of Blair’s heirs are desperately trying to drive as many left-wingers as possible out of the Labour Party, it would simply play into their hands for people to abandon the struggle for socialist policies & party democracy."

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The pandemic has shown free, public broadband isn’t just socialism; it’s common sense

"We should learn from the government’s failure to upgrade the system, and from our experience of life under lockdown. Both have shown that free, public broadband isn’t just socialism, but – to paraphrase a Minister who knew all about technical innovation, Tony Benn – it’s also common sense."

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It’s only by standing with workers that we’ll beat coronavirus but the Tories always put private profit first – Nadia Jama, Labour NEC member

"One of the main reasons the current “lockdown” is failing is because people are being forced into work. We have to address the reasons for that."

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Solidarity with Bolivia’s Movement Towards Socialism 3 months on from the Left’s Historic Victory – steps on the road to post-coup recovery.

“In 2020 the people of Bolivia stood up against international pressure & elected a government determined to continue the process of democratisation, equality, peace & development.” - Jeremy Corbyn.

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The Tory Government have continually & disgracefully overlooked the effect of Covid-19 on BAME Communities – Apsana Begum MP.

"BAME communities have suffered nearly a year of unimaginable tragedy, grief & trauma, which has been exacerbated by the Tory government’s abject failure to act swiftly to control the virus & protect the population." - Apsana Begum MP.

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The Tories Are Unfit for Office & People Deserve So Much Better – Kate Osborne MP #Covid19UK

“This virus feeds off inequality, targeting the poor & the vulnerable. But this Government is making deliberate choices - badly. Failure to provide adequate sick pay that people can live on & where all workers who need it can receive it is a political choice.” - Kate Osborne MP.

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The First Salvo from Labour’s New Cold War Warriors – Steve Bell, Stop the War Coalition.

“There has been no Labour leadership against the Spy Cops Bill; nor against the immunity for prosecution for war crimes for members of the British armed forces, nor has Julian Assange been defended.”Steve Bell The new pamphlet "Open Labour & A Progressive Foreign Policy for New Times", (OL) represents the first salvo from Labour's new…

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Why Boris Johnson allowed such confusion & chaos to build up around school openings before making this belated, blindingly obvious decision is beyond belief – National Education Union responds to lockdown announcement.

“No one wanted schools & colleges to be shut again but the evidence clearly pointed to the necessity for this to happen weeks ago... Government must take responsibility for this closure because it has allowed COVID-19 to become, again, out of control.” - Mary Bousted.

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As Poverty Rises in Covid Crisis, Don’t Cut Universal Credit – 10,000+ back Labour Assembly Against Austerity petition

"Defending people's incomes needs to be a Labour priority right now - as making the poorest people poorer is the Tories agenda right now." Over 13,000 activists have signed our petition telling the Government 'Don’t Cut Universal Credit' write the Labour Assembly Against Austerity team. Over 13,000 Labour Party activists have warned Boris Johnson and…

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Tory #PPE outsourcing scandal isn’t a blunder or cock up – Sean Waters, Sussex Uni Labour Club

“when the government should have been procuring quality PPE and ventilators, they first had to ensure that a few companies, with connections to the Conservative Party” “had access to a V.I.P lane” to give them an unfair advantage in the bidding process.”

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Support the NEU Strike Over Support for Learning Service Cuts – Apsana Begum MP. #savetheSLS #SLSstrike

"Support for children with special educational needs & disabilities (SEND) is faltering. It is trapped in a vicious downward spiral, as Conservative cuts & increased demand have overburdened the system while thousands of children miss out on the assistance they need."

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Attempts to stifle legitimate discussion are harming our local parties – Letter to David Evans from 190+ CLP Chairs & Secretaries

"We urge you to withdraw the ‘guidance’ you have sent to our CLPs & halt any disciplinary action currently being taken against Party Officers for facilitating democratic discussion of party business."

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The reason people are not self-isolating is because this Government are not supporting them to do so – Kate Osborne MP, #COVID19UK

“Only by having an effective vaccine & a zero covid strategy will we eliminate this virus and get out of this circuit of restrictions & lockdowns that are crippling our communities & businesses.”- Kate Osborne MP.

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An open letter to Keir Starmer from EC members of Islington North Labour Party

"We urge you to lead the Party in a way that will allow it to devote its entire energies & resources to attacking & defeating this corrupt and incompetent Tory administration & to render it fit for the task of winning power and providing the capable & forward looking government the country is crying out for."

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Johnson has been exposed to even some of his most loyal supporters as simply not up to the job of being PM – John McDonnell exclusive, #SpendingReview

“Nothing we have heard so far will do anything to tackle the poverty, insecurity and grotesque levels of inequality that scar our society.” - John McDonnell.

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Keir Starmer’s Direct Political Interference is Unacceptable – Labour NEC members demand the whip is restored to Jeremy Corbyn

“The decision of the Leader to withhold the whip from Jeremy Corbyn is an act of deliberate political interference in the handling of a complaint. It defies the decision of the NEC panel, is a matter of double jeopardy that flies in the face of natural justice, it undermines the Rule Book & it is precisely the type of action found to be unlawful indirect discrimination by the EHRC report.”

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United, the Left can win – Sam Browse on Lessons of the #LabourNEC elections #GrassrootsVoice

"There is still a huge appetite in the party for an explicitly socialist politics that puts people before profit, tackles the climate emergency & has a serious plan for protecting public health & defending living standards in the wake of the covid pandemic."

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Rebuilding to win – Yasmine Dar & Ann Henderson, Labour NEC members #GrassrootsVoice

"What is needed is a framework that can unite this diverse group of voters behind Labour. There needs to be a clear focus on policies that will save people’s lives & living standards in this pandemic & economic crisis – a real alternative to the Tories’ policies."

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The Tories decision to keep schools & universities open is a clear political choice – Labour must oppose it. #Covid19 #ZeroCovid

“Labour’s leadership must join the Socialist Campaign Group in calling for a zero-Covid approach - crucial to this is supporting the UCU & NEU by calling for the closure of schools, colleges & universities.”

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Reinstate Jeremy Corbyn – support growing across the labour movement

By the Labour Outlook Volunteer Team. Growing sections of the Labour Party and broader labour movement have called for Jeremy Corbyn's reinstatement after his suspension last Thursday. A Tweet from the Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs said ‘we firmly oppose the decision to suspend Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour Party. We will work tirelessly for his…

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Jeremy Corbyn Exclusive – “They attack us for a reason – they are afraid of our message & the popularity of it.”

“The media attacks on us are huge and personally unpleasant, [but] are designed to distract away from the issues of unemployment, poverty and injustice in our society, especially at this time of crisis.” - Jeremy Corbyn.

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Emma Dent Coad – The Tories are perfectly at ease with disgusting levels of inequality

The avoidable atrocity of the Grenfell Tower fire revealed the stark truth about Kensington and Chelsea to the world. How, in what one Councillor had called ‘the richest borough in the universe’, with £.3bn in Reserves, could 72 people burn to death in a fire which, even in the earliest days, was blamed on ‘cheap cladding’? - Emma Dent Coad

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The Government have failed to follow the scientific advice – instead they’ve prioritised corporate profits, by Nadia Jama, #GrassrootsVoice NEC candidate.

"Changing our party is part & parcel of changing our country, because we are the people who know our communities best." - Nadia Jama.

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Left Leads on NEC elections nominations – now get out the vote! #GrassrootsVoice #GV6

"Despite the success of the #GrassrootsVoice slate in topping the nominations, there is a lot of work to do if the left is to be successful." By the Labour Assembly Against Austerity Team The left came out strongest as local constituency party nominations for candidates seeking to represent ordinary members on Labour's National Executive Committee…

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Labour must continue to support peace – & justice – in the Middle East, by Nadia Jama, #GrassrootsVoice NEC candidate

“At our 2018 Conference, it was an inspiration to be in the hall and raise my hand to join the forest of outstretched hands all voting in support of the motion for Palestinian rights.” - Nadia Jama

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Crony capitalism? Maybe! More like vulture capitalism – Jon Trickett MP

"From the track & trace app to the recruitment of nurses, we are watching our health service be stripped of its ability to function properly. This is not because of efficiency or cost, nor is it solely down to incompetence. It is an ideological commitment to a system rigged to favour unaccountable private businesses over democratic public ownership." - Jon Trickett MP.

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Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign – the Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill is an attack on Human Rights in Britain

"This is a further serious threat to the civil liberties of people in Britain, extending powers to put citizens under surveillance, particularly those who are involved in campaigns against actions by the British state" - Kate Flannery, OTJC Secretary.

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Jeremy Corbyn to Priti Patel – Asylum seekers are human beings who have a right to be treated with dignity & respect.

"History shows us that refugees are the victims of human rights abuse, war & environmental disasters. We surely all have a duty to support the victims, rather than blaming & punishing them for events not of their making." - Jeremy Corbyn MP.

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Some companies have used the pandemic crisis as an excuse to implement a long-held strategy of cutting wages & undermining terms & conditions – John McDonnell

"The pandemic has made us all think about what we value in life and to reassess how our society and our economy operates." - John McDonnell

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The government should not be shelling out large sums of public money to subsidise poor business practice – John McDonnell’s ‘Business Standards Bill’

“Billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being paid to companies to help them get through the pandemic, so it is not much to ask that these companies abide by very basic good business practices of treating their employees decently, not harming our environment and paying their fair share in taxes.” - John McDonnell.

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Show humanity towards refugees – Jeremy Corbyn speaks out against Tory divide & rule.

“when the Daily Mail and others have screaming headlines about refugees landing on the coast of Kent, they should spare a thought for a minute [and ask] why would somebody risk everything to get into a rubber dinghy, to cross the world's busiest shipping lanes, to try and get to a place of safety if they weren't totally desperate?” - Jeremy Corbyn

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Jeremy Corbyn – Government Must U-Turn on Ending Furlough Scheme.

“The Government needs to recognise that having put money into local government and industry in order to keep jobs going… it has got to continue doing that as the economy begins to rebuild.”Jeremy Corbyn. In an exclusive interview with Labour Outlook to be published shortly, Jeremy Corbyn argues that if the Government doesn’t urgently u-turn…

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Sunak’s Silence on Sick Pay Shows We Have to Step Up the Fight – Richard Burgon MP exclusive #COVID19UK #LabourConnected

"Some on the left are no doubt despondent at recent political events. I understand that, but I’m afraid we don’t have time for that. People need to dust themselves down & get ready for a huge fight over the coming months to force the government to change track on health & the economy. Many lives & millions of livelihoods depend on it." - Richard Burgon MP.

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Building a revival of trust in working class communities – Mish Rahman, #GrassrootsVoice Labour NEC candidate

“Working class communities, already suffering the needless impact of austerity measures that have seen our hospitals and libraries closed, our school budgets decimated, our wages slashed and our workers’ protections and rights eroded, need the support and energy of their CLPs, not just at election time.” - Mish Rahman, #GrassrootsVoice.

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How the Tories have failed social care during the pandemic – A care worker writes #COVID19

"Many people know that care homes struggled to access the PPE required to keep staff and service users safe. What people do not know is that many agency workers who knew they had potentially come into contact with COVID-19 still accepted shifts from other homes because they had no access to sick pay."

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Clapping is one thing – now give NHS workers a payrise by Roger McKenzie, #TUC2020 #NHSPAY15

How can the Tories behave so callously towards the very people that have given their all to keep us safe - working round the clock in an underfunded, under prepared service with Government failures on PPE - yet unable to pay the bills or put food on the table?" - Roger McKenzie.

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When it comes to our NHS, the Tories are on the side of the private healthcare industry, Trump & U.S. pharmaceutical companies eyeing up our health service.

"Despite the overwhelming public pressure, the government is still sticking to its guns. In July, the House of Commons passed a Trade Bill which offers no protection for the NHS whatsoever." - Cat Hobbs, We Own It.

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Corbyn was undermined every day : A forensic analysis is needed to learn the lessons – Martin Smith

I experienced first hand the dismissive contempt from some [Labour] HQ staff that was meted out to other colleagues in the LOTO (Leader of the Opposition's Office) campaign team throughout my time there.... We need to challenge and change this rigid control freakery that dominates much of the Party’s discourse and be honest about how it prevented us winning power in 2017 in its detail."

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The Government’s approach to fighting Coronavirus has been a disaster – Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs.

"Reducing the virus to minimal levels is not in contradiction to economic recovery. It is the precondition for economic recovery."Socialist Campaign Group. Socialist Campaign Group of Labour MPs Statement - For a Zero COVID Strategy: “Britain needs a zero Covid strategy which puts the health of the people first. And rising infection numbers mean that…

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The Tory Government cannot be trusted with peace in Ireland. It is time for a border poll – Peter Leary.

"The Irish people themselves have the right to protect the peace process, their freedoms & their well-being. Instead of ‘breaking international law’, the British government should live up to its commitments & not stand in their way." - Peter Leary.

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If gatherings of more than six will be banned in England – why does this not apply to universities and colleges? Marshajane Thompson

“If Labour now came out and backed UCU’s call in full we could force this Government into another U turn and protect staff, students and the wider society in this public health crisis.”

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As the pandemic exacerbates inequalities, Labour’s response must reflect the need for focused & positive action to tackle them – Ann Henderson

" With domestic violence on the rise, racism on the increase, high unemployment, & the UK Government seeking to blame refugees for the pressure on essential services, never has the need for a radical response been greater. And women must be at its heart." - Ann Henderson