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Labour says it will vote against DUP's proposed TV Licence reforms

Deputy Labour leader Tom Watson has said his party will vote down any Parliamentary changes to the TV Licence fee, following the Conservatives entering coalition talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. Yesterday afternoon Watson wrote to Conservative culture secretary Karen Bradley to "defend" the BBC "against …
Gareth Corfield, 14 Jun 2017

Legal eagles accuse Labour of data law breach over party purge

The Labour Party's membership purge, which has seen it weed out 3,000 "infiltrators", could be in breach of the Data Protection Act, legal experts have warned. Labour has vetted new members by trawling social media sites for statements which make it clear they do not share its "aims and values", as well as through data …
Kat Hall, 27 Aug 2015

Hey, folks. Meet the economics 'genius' behind Jeremy Corbyn

Worstall @ the Weekend I recently read this piece in The Times. It tells the world a bit about Richard Murphy, the, uh, “economist” behind many of the ideas which make up Jeremy Corbyn's platform about money 'n' stuff. It piqued my interest as I've been waging a near decade-long battle against the ideas (and at times, the person) of Richard Murphy. …
Tim Worstall, 16 Aug 2015

Labour calls for BIG OVERHAUL of UK super-snoop powers in 'new digital world'

The Labour Party is edging ever closer to plans to resurrect the twice-shelved reworking of existing surveillance laws to address security issues online, if it wins in next year's General Election. Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said during a speech today that the Labour Party backed reform that would allow spooks and …
Kelly Fiveash, 3 Mar 2014
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Power cut knocks Miliband off-air mid-speech

A live broadcast of Ed Miliband's Labour party conference speech fell off the airwaves when a power failure cut him off mid-sentence. The political get-together, held in Liverpool, was being shown on and on BBC TV – but the video streams cut out for approximately 10 minutes just before 3pm BST. According to Sky …
Anna Leach, 27 Sep 2011
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Ed Miliband signs up for another hour of insults from Twitter

Leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband has signed himself up for another hour of pasting and personal insults from the Twittersphere by agreeing to answer questions on the #askEdM hashtag for an hour on Wednesday afternoon. As part of the Labour party conference – and a drive to engage with voters – Ed will be online and …
Anna Leach, 27 Sep 2011
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Labour shock pledge: 16.8-meg broadband for ALL by 2012!

The Labour party has mounted a strong counterattack against the Tories' determined push to present themselves as the most technologically illiterate of the mainstream UK parties. As part of Labour's election manifesto, unveiled today, the present government was widely expected to renew previous pledges that every household in …
Lewis Page, 12 Apr 2010
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Labour Party told to stop spam-calls

The Information Commissioner's Office has told the Labour Party to stop using automated telephone diallers to contact people without their permission. In 2007 the party used a recorded message from Corrie's Vera Duckworth - or rather Liz Dawn, the actress who played her - to rally voters for the elections. The ICO received …
John Oates, 9 Feb 2010
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What on earth do you think you are doing, Darling?

Comment Well, wasn't that a wonderful little budget? We're broke, borrowing the entire output of many a small nation, and this as a result of the policies from the man who promised to abolish boom and bust. But it's not all bad news. Some of it is worse. Take, as a minor example, the increase in statutory redundancy pay announced. …
Tim Worstall, 24 Apr 2009
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Brown brown-noses Google, Brin demands privacy

Gordon Brown might be short of friends within the Labour Party, but they must love him down at Google. He gave a speech yesterday at Google's annual Zeitgeist conference which had the smack of George Galloway's ringing endorsements of Saddam Hussein. Brown told Google's love-in: "I begin by congratulating Google, ten years ago …
John Oates, 20 May 2008
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Can't decide how to vote? will tell you

As New Labour prepares itself for electoral meltdown in the Crewe and Nantwich by-election, here's a site that might, as Peter Snow would have put it, be "just a bit of fun". For all serious observers of the body politic, the main "Public Whip" site performs a useful service. It documents how individual MPs vote, together with …
Jane Fae , 17 May 2008

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