Labour News

  • Labour Party hires Obama strategist …
    Labour Party hires Obama strategist … Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Labour Party has hired David Axelrod, the U.S. strategist who helped President Barack Obama win two presidential terms, to … More »

  • Axelrod Role Is 'Seriously Bad News …
    Axelrod Role Is 'Seriously Bad News … Sky News - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    The man credited with masterminding Barack Obama's back-to-back presidential victories will play a key role in Ed Miliband's General Election campaign. David … More »

  • Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges …
    Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges … Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo … More »

  • Labour hires Obama election strateg …
    Labour hires Obama election strateg … AFP - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    David Axelrod, the mastermind behind US President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 election victories, is to advise Labour in the run up to next year's general … More »

  • Bus subsidies cut 'by up to 55% …
    Bus subsidies cut 'by up to 55% … Press Association - Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    Bus subsidies across England have been slashed by as much as 55% by councils, according to figures uncovered by Labour. … More »

  • Labour recruits Obama strategist
    Labour recruits Obama strategist Press Association - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    One of US President Barack Obama's top campaign strategists has been recruited by Labour to play a key role in Ed Miliband's bid for Downing Street in next year's … More »

  • Tube Workers Set To Strike For Five …
    Tube Workers Set To Strike For Five … Sky News - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Tube workers in London are to take five days of strike action in the coming weeks over ticket office closures. Members of the RMT union will walk out from 9pm on … More »

  • MP Mitchell Announces Retirement On …
    MP Mitchell Announces Retirement On … Sky News - Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The veteran Labour MP Austin Mitchell has announced his plans to step down in an eight-minute YouTube video titled "so long, it's good knowing you". In the footage … More »

  • China's workforce: smaller, more …
    China's workforce: smaller, more … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    By Alexandra Harney SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's workforce is growing more restive as it shrinks. The number of strikes so far this year is up by close to a third … More »

  • Weak U.S. prices, not inflation, the …
    Weak U.S. prices, not inflation, the … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Persistently low inflation poses a more immediate threat to the U.S. economy than rising prices, Federal Reserve Chair … More »

  • Ed Balls Facing Police Probe Over Car …
    Ed Balls Facing Police Probe Over Car … Sky News - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Ed Balls is facing a police investigation after hitting a car and driving off without reporting it. The shadow chancellor was leaving the Labour rooms in Morley … More »

  • Police probe Balls car collision
    Police probe Balls car collision Press Association - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Police have launched an investigation into how shadow chancellor Ed Balls drove off after colliding with a parked car without informing the owner. … More »

  • UK inflation hits new four-year low, …
    UK inflation hits new four-year low, … Reuters - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne said the data showed his coalition government policies were bringing greater economic security, and his civil servants … More »

  • Army women 'fearful of complain …
    Army women 'fearful of complain … Press Association - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    A "climate of fear" within the British Army means female service personnel are too "terrified" to come forward with formal harassment complaints against their … More »

  • Labour bounces back after post-Budget …
    Labour bounces back after post-Budget … Politics.co.uk - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Labour has rebuilt its lead over the Tories following a post-Budget poll bounce, with the party now five points ahead. … More »

  • China convicts hospital workers after … Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    By John Ruwitch GUANGZHOU (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Tuesday convicted 12 hospital security guards of "disturbing social order" after staging a labour protest … More »

  • Clegg Demands Iraq Inquiry Report Is …
    Clegg Demands Iraq Inquiry Report Is … Sky News - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for the publication of the long-delayed Iraq Inquiry report, stressing the need for lessons to be learned and to … More »

  • Rio workers vote to remain on strike …
    Rio workers vote to remain on strike … Reuters - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Workers at the main venue of the 2016 Olympic Games voted on Monday to continue their strike indefinitely, just days before officials from the International Olympic … More »

  • Olympics-Rio workers vote to remain … Reuters - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Workers at the main venue of the 2016 Olympic Games voted on Monday to continue their strike indefinitely, just days before officials from the International Olympic … More »

  • Lawrence linked to Labour mayor run
    Lawrence linked to Labour mayor run Press Association - Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Justice campaigner Doreen Lawrence is being tipped as Labour's candidate to fight the London mayoral elections. … More »

  • Scotland's leader woos Labour, women …
    Scotland's leader woos Labour, women … AFP - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond set aside party politics in a major speech on Saturday as he appealed to Labour voters and women to back independence in the … More »

  • Referendum is about Scotland, not SNP, …
    Referendum is about Scotland, not SNP, … AFP - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond will seek to set aside party politics on Saturday as he appeals to Labour voters to back independence in the nation's … More »

  • Miliband slams West Bank building
    Miliband slams West Bank building Press Association - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Ed Miliband has condemned the expansion of Israeli settlements on the Palestinian West Bank and warned they pose a "mortal threat" to hopes of securing a two-state … More »

  • Harman: Long hours cause harassment
    Harman: Long hours cause harassment Press Association - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Too many powerful men working late into the night has led to a culture of sexual harassment in Parliament, according to Labour's deputy leader. … More »

  • PM blasts Labour over Wales NHS
    PM blasts Labour over Wales NHS Press Association - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    Prime Minister David Cameron stuck the knife into Labour after saying its handling of Wales' NHS had turned the Welsh border into a dividing "line of life and … More »

  • Most Voters Want Farage In Leaders' …
    Most Voters Want Farage In Leaders' … Sky News - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    A new poll suggests most of the public believe Nigel Farage should take part in any televised leaders' debates ahead of next year's general election. A Comres poll … More »

  • Scottish leader urges voters to put …
    Scottish leader urges voters to put … Reuters - Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    By Belinda Goldsmith ABERDEEN (Reuters) - Scotland's leader Alex Salmond will on Saturday urge Scots to put aside party politics in the vote on independence, as he … More »

  • Tax burden on wages in rich countries …
    Tax burden on wages in rich countries … Reuters - Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), whose members include the world's richest nations, said the total burden of taxes on labour rose … More »

  • 'Railway Man' revisits war prisoner's …
    'Railway Man' revisits war prisoner's … Reuters - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shortly before wrapping up filming for "The Railway Man," a World War Two drama about a former British Army officer and … More »

  • Unlikely I'll ever be PM - Ball …
    Unlikely I'll ever be PM - Ball … Press Association - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Ed Balls says he has put ambitions to be Labour leader out of his mind because it was "very, very unlikely" ever to happen. … More »