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Momentum's 'loyalty-tests' are an affront to democracy

Momentum has found itself again at the centre of disputes within the Labour Party. It was reported last week that the left-wing pressure ...

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The Green Party are the future of progressive politics

The Green Party has a problem. In the 21st century, the party has grown in popular support and professionalism; from a small fringe ...

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Britain needs a New Deal-esque pledge in next weeks Autumn Budget

On Wednesday Chancellor Phillip Hammond will announce his Autumn Budget, the first after the General Election - with attention growing by the ...

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Momentum's 'loyalty-tests' are an affront to democracy

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 1
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The Green Party are the future of progressive

Posted on Nov 28, 2017 2
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Britain needs a New Deal-esque pledge in next

Posted on Nov 27, 2017 3
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Momentum’s ‘loyalty-tests’ are an affront to democracy

The group’s introduction of contracts for MPs undermines the Parliamentary tradition. But worst of all, they remove MPs’ rights to intellectual independence

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The Green Party are the future of progressive politics

The Green Party still plays a vital role for experimental, innovative left wing politics

Phillip Hammond (Image: Chatham House @ Flickr)

Britain needs a New Deal-esque pledge in next weeks Autumn Budget

Why Big Lip needs to pull the ‘magic money tree’ out of his arse and deliver before we’ve had it.

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‘No unemployment’? Then why can’t families afford to buy food?

The way the government reports employment statistics is highly misleading, as made evident by usage of food banks reaching record highs

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Universal Credit – the flagship Tory welfare timebomb that students need to get clued up on

Final year students need to look now at their circumstances and understand what hardship could lie in wait for them if the Tories don’t halt and fix this cruelly designed replacement of Jobseekers Allowance.

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EU: Friend or Foe?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer condemns the EU “the enemy” as Manchester benefits from its kindness

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Uber Fights Back

Uber’s increasingly agitated dispute with Transport for London has brought the company under an uncomfortable spotlight

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Manchester Black cab drivers protest ‘illegal out of town’ drivers

Deregulation of licensing regulation has damaged the incomes of Manchester taxi drivers

Northern Powerhouse Chatham House Phillip Hammond. Photo: Suzanne Plunkett @Flickr

Chancellor announces extra £400m investment in the ‘Northern Powerhouse’

Chancellor announces an extra £400m for the Northern Powerhouse aims to invigorate the Northern economy and improve infrastructure and transport links

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Tories set to whip beyond party lines

Conservatives release a new agenda to terminate all ties to student led Conservative movements in a bid to quell the chaos of the youth wing

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Thousands attend People’s Assembly march in Manchester

With the Conservative Party conference arriving in Manchester, thousands choose to make their opposition heard during the People’s Assembly demonstration

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Could empty properties provide a solution to the housing crisis?

With homelessness a record levels, empty properties are being eyed up as a potential solution to the problem